Gitcoin Digest #36: Reflecting on GR15, and Looking to S16 😎 (Plus, Dev Con and Schelling Point in Bogotá!)

Reflecting on GR15, and Beginning Strategic Planning for S16

This week, GitcoinDAO workstreams analyzed and contemplated the results and impact of Grants Round 15. Workstreams worked internally to assess their performance during GR15, and together, to think about where Gitcoin Grants is headed, and how best to get there.

High-level, here’s what’s happening in the DAO this week:

  • We are in the process of having DAO stewards ratify the matching allocations for GR15. The next step is a Snapshot vote. Read the proposal here.

  • Moonshot Collective has proposed to merge with the Gitcoin Product Collective workstream(GPC), to increase capacity and align all Gitcoin product work under one workstream.

  • We just launched our inaugural Open Data Science Hackathon. It runs from 10/3 - 10/31. You still have time to apply! Learn more here. You can also listen to the ODS Hackathon Q&A Twitter Space hosted by Lani, from earlier today.

Also , ETH Bogotá, Dev Con Bogota, and Schelling Point are fast approaching. ETH Bogota runs from 10/7 - 10/9, Dev Con runs from 10/11 - 10/14, and Schelling Point runs all day on 10/10.

You can find a complete rundown of Gitcoin-related, Bogotá-located events in our events calendar at the bottom of the Digest, in the Upcoming Community Events section.

In This Issue

Keep reading for summaries of the most relevant governance forum posts from the past week, plus a roundup of what’s happening on Twitter in the world of public goods and Gitcoin, new Gitcoin blog posts, new GreenPill episodes, and our calendar of community events.

Table of Contents:

  • DAO Kudos :clap:
  • Hot Topics :fire:
    • Twitter Roundup :bird:
    • New Posts in the Governance Forum :postal_horn:
    • This Week’s GreenPill Episodes :seedling:
    • Weekly Gitcoin Blog Roundup :newspaper_roll:
  • New and Active Governance Proposals :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Upcoming Events :calendar:

And now, this week’s DAO Kudos!

:clap: DAO Kudos

  • HUGE shout out to Lindsey for helping all of us identify gaps and workshop solutions at all levels. Seriously don’t know where we’d be without you – Laura
  • To Maxwell for being such a valuable thought partner around tough decisions - Janine
  • Omnianalytics for driving our new algo to get done for GR15 - Joe
  • Zen being adaptable and filling all the gaps and making sure FDD had what it needed! - Anon

:fire: Hot Topics

A roundup of interesting topics of the past week from within the GitcoinDAO ecosystem.

:bird: From Twitter

  • We are so excited to announce the Reserve Protocol Launch Hackathon hosted on Gitcoin :raised_hands: Kick-off begins on Tuesday, October 25, and the hackathon runs until 12/6. $250k in prizes. Sign up here.

  • Lani hosted a Twitter Space on our recently launched Open Data Science Hackathon. Listen here.

  • Scott Moore asks, “what if we defined public goods not by their excludability but by the extent to which they produce positive externalities?”. Weigh in here.

:ballot_box_with_check: From the Governance Forum

  • “[Proposal] Ratify the Results of Grants Round 15…”, by Janine

    Janine posted this proposal in the forum requesting that community Stewards ratify the payout matching allocations, and greenlight the payment of grant funds to grantees. There are two options to vote on for the proposal: 1) “Ratify the round results”, and 2) Request further deliberation. From Janine: “We would like to suggest voting on Snapshot to begin on Wednesday, October 5th in advance of payouts being made on Friday, October 14th.”

    Request for Comment: If you are a Steward, please have a look at this post, and leave comments and questions. Stay tuned for the Snapshot vote!

  • The Future of Moonshot Collective”, by michaelgreen06

    With the consent of the Gitcoin Product Collective(GPC) workstream, the Moonshot Collective(MC) workstream has decided to merge with the GPC workstream. michaelgreen06 reviews MC’s origins, and the reasons it was founded, and why MC has chosen to merge with GPC. The tl;dr is that MC was formed during a bull cycle, and, per michaelgreen06, “when the bear market hit we…had to shift our focus to advancing the DAO’s essential intents”. As part of GPC, MC will increase GPC’s ability to improve and ship Gitcoin protocols such as Gitcoin Passport, Round Manager, and Grants Hub.

    Request for Comment: michaelgreen06 has requested feedback on MC’s proposal to merge with GPC. Reply to the post here.

  • “GR15 Fraud Analysis”, by Disruption Joe

    From Joe: “[This post] highlight[s] the quantitative data behind GR15 and the qualitative decisions made”. This post gives the fraud-tracking statistics for each round in GR15. It also explains FDD’s rationale for subjective decisions that have been made in addressing potential fraud that occurred during GR15.

  • “Linking discourse handle to your ETH address”, by mmurthy

    mmurthy, founder of the DAO metrics dApp, Karma, posted in the governance forum to let Stewards know that they can connect their Discourse/governance forum handle to their ETH address. Doing this will show the Steward’s governance forum activity on

    If you’re a Gitcoin Steward and this appeals to you, you can post your ETH address in the post replies here.

:newspaper: From the Gitcoin Blog This Week

  • “Gitcoin Grants Round 15: Round Results & Recap”

    A complete recap of GR15 results, with a round-by-round breakdown of all 17 rounds, as well as relevant stats regarding engagement and impact.

  • “Announcing Gitcoin’s First Open Data Science Hackathon”

    The Open Data Science Hackathon is an open data science hackathon to support public goods, led by GitcoinDAO’s FDD workstream. The hackathon aims to nurture an open data science community to play a crucial role in defending and growing web3 and open approaches to innovation. The ODS Hackathon has roots in the Sybil defense research that the FDD workstream has been doing over multiple grants rounds. FDD seeks to create a community to decentralize the Sybil defense work they’ve been doing with fellow Sybil Slayers, Human Hackers, and Dune Detectives.

    The hackathon started yesterday, 10/3, and runs until 10/31. There’s still time to join! Learn more here.

:studio_microphone:Latest Episodes from GreenPill

  • Greenpill #49 – On this episode of Green Pill, Kevin is in-person doing a live recording for Unfinished Live with Nathan Schneider. Nathan is a professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, an author and editor of multiple books, including Vitalik’s recently published, “Proof of Stake.” Nathan and Kevin discuss the concept of exit to community, Nathan’s main worries for the space and possible solutions, how social media transforms to collective intelligence, and so much more.

:ballot_box: Gitcoin Governance Overview

Snapshot polls GTC Holders and Tally performs on-chain actions. Proposals that have on-chain steps, such as budget requests, move on to Tally after being ratified on Snapshot.

:bar_chart: Active Proposals:

  • None this week

:speaking_head: Proposal Discussions:

  • None this week

:white_check_mark: Latest Completed Proposals:

  • None this week

:date: Upcoming Community Events

If you have an event you’d like us to include in the Digest, reach out to @alexdw5 on Twitter or Discord.

IRL Events

Below are the Gitcoin-related happenings for ETH Bogota/Dev Con/Schelling Point.

Monday, October 10th:

  • Schelling Point! Happening all day. GitcoinDAO folks will giving talks on a variety on public goods topics throughout the day for Schelling Point. See the schedule here.

  • 1:30-2:30p ET/GMT-5 – Kevin Owocki and Kevin Olsen will be presenting Passport at Dev Con, with a talk titled, “1 Human 1 Vote Money Legos :soon:More Democratic DAOs”. The talk happens 10/11 at 1:30pm (GMT-5).

Vermeer, QZ, and Maxwell will be operating the Gitcoin Impact Booth at Dev Con, on 10/11 and 10/12, from 9am-5pm CST on both days.

From Maxwell: “We will be giving away Gitcoin Plushies and Gitcoin Plushie Stickers, although I imagine the Plushies will go relatively quickly…”

If you’re interested in helping out, or doing a short shift, reach out to Maxwell in the Discord server!

Online Events

Wednesday, October 12th:

  • 12p ET – DAO VIBES – our weekly open community vibes call. Happens in the Citizen Forum on Discord.

For up-to-the-minute updates on Gitcoin events, check out our Events Calendar!

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this should be #36, not 35.


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多谢 Bob 指正 :smiling_face_with_three_hearts, 已经修改为正确的!