Hey hey hey Gitcoin community,
Austin and Kevin have worked together in a few diff capacities in the past.
- Austin and Kevin met through the EIP 1337 working group back in 2018, where Austin built the first MVP of EIP 1337 which was later part of an early Gitcoin Grants Prototype.
- Austin worked at Gitcoin for about 6 months, as the lead of Gitcoin Labs a now defunct “R&D for busy developers”. (OK Let’s be honest, Gitcoin Labs was just a vessel to git Austin working full time in the space)
- We co-hosted a Boulder blockchain event where all the drinks were purchased with burner wallets.
- We both got finagled into volunteering at ETHdenver in 2018 and 2019.
- Austin became the first Quadratic Freelancer on Gitcoin Grants in 2019, someone funded by Gitcoin Grants for working on public goods.
- Finally, Austin won the keyboard that Kevin built Gitcoin MVP with (affectionately named clacky) at ETHDenver 2020.
Clacky, I miss you. Please come back. - Kevin
I keep Clacky on my ETH2 node! - Austin
We have worked together in a few diff capacities in the past, but today we are going to try something new. Today we are inviting you all to join us building public goods funding prototypes via a proposed Public Goods Prototyping Workstream.
In many ways, this is an extension of what Austin and Kevin are already doing. Austin has been funding builders via buidlguidl.com and mentoring developers with scaffoldeth.io. Kevin has been funding bounties and grants of builders who are building public goods on Gitcoin. We both have a deep reverence for the builders in this space and want to see them 1) enter the space, 2) work on something impactful 3) stick around.
We also want to see the ecosystem flourish with the creation of new tools, tutorials, and prototypes for funding public goods on Ethereum.
To do that, we need to route projects to developers and developers to projects. This workstream will do just that.
The Public Goods Prototyping Workstream will meet once a month to guide builders, and give out grants on a quarterly basis to builders in the community.
This workgroup will be comprised of 15-20 builders focusing on finding ways to govern and grow funding for public goods. Help rally the community around funding our collective infrastructure, define key details of matching rounds, and help us find new categories of public goods we might have missed!