Please feel free to discuss the below proposal for the first GitcoinDAO Hackathon, inspired by Taiwan’s Presidential Hackathon, which guided the work on this initiative. Special thanks to the Gitcoin Events Team for the discussion and thought around these ideas.
April 5 - May 1, 2022
The Gitcoin Events Team aims to organize the first GitcoinDAO Hackathon. In so doing, we hope to encourage the Gitcoin community, computer and social scientists, and field experts to accelerate the growth of digital public goods.
The Gitcoin Events Team invites builders to propose digital technology solutions that make the governance and production of digital public goods and Gitcoin more democratic and accountable.
Build information and social technologies to augment GitcoinDAO and grow digital public goods.
GitcoinDAO and Gitcoin Holdings will provide public documentation and APIs for builders (e.g., DAO and grants data, dGrants and FDD docs, brand assets, and more.)
The judges of the GitcoinDAO Hackathon will be the GitcoinDAO workstream leaders and stewards as of May 1, 2022, the project submission deadline of the hackathon. So let’s complete and update the list by May 1:
- @austingriffith (Moonshot Collective)
- @Fred (Merch, Memes, and Marketing)
- @phutchins (Decentralize Gitcoin)
- @DisruptionJoe (Fraud Detection & Defense)
- @ceresstation (Public Goods)
- @owocki (Moonshot Collective)
- @Pop (Steward)
- @seedphrase (Merch, Memes, and Marketing)
- @linht.tran (Public Goods)
Judges will evaluate all valid Hackathon projects in a quadratic vote. Then, the prize pool will go to hackathon projects with at least 5% of the total votes according to the pro-rata vote distribution.
Each judge may cast up to 99 voice credits pro or contra across all valid hackathon project submissions. In addition, the Gitcoin Events Team outlined project selection criteria to inform the judges’ decision-making process (evaluation criteria below).
The Gitcoin Events Team will facilitate the election.
All discussions between the judges will happen in a publicly viewable channel on the Gitcoin Discord and a published Zoom call.
Phase 1: Judges Vote (May 3 - 15)
- May 3: Vote begins. Each judge allocates their votes across valid hackathon projects.
- May 15: Vote ends.
Phase 2: Post-hackathon
- May 18: Hackathon projects receive $ERC-20 rewards proportional to how many votes they received, excluding all projects below the five-percent hurdle. Gitcoin Events Team sends out NFT and merch rewards.
- May 19 - June 2: Meetings begin. Gitcoin Events Team facilitates meetings between the top 5 hackathon projects and GitcoinDAO workstream leaders and Gitcoin Holdings.
- June 3: Award ceremony of top 5 projects in front of the Gitcoin community
Make your hackathon project sparkle in GitcoinDAO! Prizes for winning teams include:
|All projects||Projects with more than 5% of the judges’ votes||Top 10 projects with more than 5% of the judges’ votes||Top 5 projects with more than 5% of the judges’ votes|
|Participation award NFTs for every team member||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Pro-rata share of $ERC-20 prize pool||✓||✓||✓|
|Limited edition GitconDAO Hackathon t-shirts for every team member||✓||✓||✓|
|Limited edition GitcoinDAO Hackathon special merch gift for every team member||✓||✓|
|Present your live demo in front of the GitcoinDAO workstream leaders, Gitcoin Holdings team, and Gitcoin community||✓|
|Join GitcoinDAO for future collaborations or project landings||✓|
The prizes requiring design work, including the NFTs, t-shirts, and special merch gifts, would require support from GitcoinDAO’s MMM workstream or third-party designers. In addition, the $ERC-20 prize pool would require financial sponsorship from GitcoinDAO, Gitcoin Holdings, or third-party supporters. We will most likely put up a GitcoinDAO Hackathon 2022 formal governance proposal to GitcoinDAO to ratify a budget to source these prizes.
Builders must write all documents in English.
Teams must have no more than five members.
The proposals must be new, or no entity must have previously initiated them.
We are looking for proposals that:
- Cover global or local development issues;
- Have the potential to deliver high impact;
- Include polycentric collaboration; and
- Have short-term deployment potential (for post-hackathon collaboration with GitcoinDAO).
- Are aimed at digital public goods and open-source innovation;
- Are data-driven (required data must be available); and
- Are enabled by information technology.
The judges will evaluate proposals based on three critical criteria:
- Feasibility (40%)
- How fully has the idea been developed? Is the use case and solution clear?
- How complete is the solution?
- Has the team provided all the required documentation and deliverables? (e.g., system architecture, draft data, action plans)
- How much has the team done to generate buy-in or support for this solution?
- Has the team identified and engaged the relevant stakeholders?
- How robust are the post-hackathon project development strategy and action plans?
- How will this contribute to adoption or implementation?
- How quickly can it be implemented?
- Impact (30%)
- Does the solution address a high-priority area relevant to digital public goods?
- Will the solution deliver a significant impact?
- Is the solution replicable or transferable?
- Innovation (30%)
- How unique is the solution for generating or analyzing digital public goods?
- Is your approach more effective than the existing solutions?
- Does this unique innovation achieve its goal effectively and efficiently?
- Hackathon Kickoff: April 5
- Workshops with GitcoinDAO and Gitcoin Holdings staff: TBD
- Submissions close: May 1
- The voting deadline for the judges: May 15
- Winner announcement and payout: May 18
- Award ceremony of top 5 projects: June 3