Gitcoin Digest #40: S16 Budget Requests, Everscale Hackathon, and the Fantom Alpha Round! 🤝

Last week, we wrapped our first Open Data Science Hackathon. This week, workstream budget proposals, and five hackathons currently running on Gitcoin! :potted_plant:

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Here’s what’s happening in the DAO this week:

  • That’s a wrap on our first Open Data Science hackathon, which ended on Halloween! There will be a recap post forthcoming. In the meantime, we currently have an additional five hackathons running on Gitcoin right now! Check them out. Also, the Everscale Elysium Hackathon started on 11/1!
  • We’ve got a slew of Season 16 budget proposals for GitcoinDAO’s various workstreams. If this kind of thing excites you, or you’re simply curious, scroll down to the “Governance Forum” section of this post for a complete list, plus links to review those proposals.
  • No active proposals this week. However, you can check out the S16 budget request proposals from the various GitcoinDAO workstreams in the Governance section of the Digest below!
  • Announcing: the Fantom Alpha Round. Fantom is using Gitcoin’s grants protocol to run an initial round allocating 125,000 FTM to projects building within the Fantom ecosystem. Submissions are open until 11/14, with voting to rank the projects happening in late December. Read about it on our blog.
  • Gitcoin x Lukso Hackathon Twitter Space. Today at 2pm ET, Lani chats with will chat with @lukso_io & their 1st place hackathon winner @lookso_io on a retro of the joys and challenges of organizing and participating in a hackathon. Schedule a reminder here.
  • Twitter Spaces Feedback Survey: Speaking of Twitter Spaces, we’d love your feedback on ours. If you’ve attended a recent Gitcoin Twitter Space, please take 3 minutes to fill out this survey.

Meme by McKennedy.eth. Thanks again to all who participated in our inaugural Open Data Science Hackathon!

In This Issue of the Digest

  • Hot Topics :fire:
    • New Posts in the Governance Forum :postal_horn:
    • New Posts on the Gitcoin Blog
    • This Week’s GreenPill Episodes :seedling:
  • New and Active Governance Proposals :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Upcoming Events :calendar:

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And now, this week’s Hot Topics!

Meme by McKennedy.eth

:fire: Hot Topics

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

:ballot_box_with_check: From the Governance Forum

:studio_microphone:Latest Posts from the Gitcoin Blog

  • Announcing the decentralized future of Gitcoin Grants, by Team Gitcoin

    This post gives insight into Gitcoin’s process of decentralizing it’s grants program from a centralized platform, to a set of open source, decentralized protocols. Testing and soliciting feedback from previous Grantees is a top priority as we continue to roll-out the new grants protocols.

  • Announcing: The Fantom Alpha Round, by Team Gitcoin

    The Fantom Foundation is leveraging Gitcoin’s grants protocol for an initial round allocating 125,000 FTM to projects building within the Fantom ecosystem. Through the partnership, Fantom builders will be able to use the protocol to secure matched funding that helps sustain and grow their projects.

:studio_microphone:Latest Episodes from GreenPill

: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:

  • Currently none.

:speaking_head: Proposal Discussions:

  • Workstream budget requests for S16. See “Governance Forum” section above for complete listing.

:white_check_mark: Latest Completed Proposals:

: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.

Every Wednesday:

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

Every Thursday:

  • 1p ET - Gitcoin Gathering – Gitcoin Gathering is a series of personal development workshops led by Jon and Laura! Open to Core and Trusted Contributors. Let Saf know if you have any Trusted Contributors to add to the calendar invite!

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

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