Grant ID: 861m71xvn
The DAO Global Hackathon is an exciting 4-week virtual event where hackers will leverage cutting-edge governance primitives and existing tools to enable the next generation of DAOs. Taking place online in Spring 2023, the Hackathon will bring together hackers, builders, and DAO operators to create solutions that DAOs will use in the real world.
We are looking for partners to own and award the bounties they fund for this Hackathon. 100% of the grant funds would go to the winning hackers and ultimately benefit the global DAO ecosystem.
If available, please enter a link to your project below:
Are you applying as a team or individual?:
What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Please select the category your project best fits into:
Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Delegators, Indexers, Subgraph Developers
How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
100% of the funding will go to one or more hackathon bounties that will be defined, owned, and awarded by The Graph granting team. Alternatively, the funds could be allocated to the Freestyle Track of the hackathon and distributed across the other bounties. In the latter case, a panel of judges would select winners, and The Graph would have a judge seat.
Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:
If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
We have received soft commitments from ENS, Pokt, Snapshot, and BitDAO. Our last hackathon in 2021 had a prize pool of over $200,000 from over 20 partners, and we aim to put together a sizeable pool for this year’s hackathon.
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
- The DAO Global Hackathon aims to add value for The Graph through motivating web3 native developers to build on top of The Graph. Although we have selected the Community category, the granting team could define bounties that impact any of the 4 grant categories: supporting protocol R&D, Indexer, and subgraph tooling, developing the subgraph and substream ecosystems, or growing the community.
- The hackathon bounties could target advancing The Graph Network through R & D efforts, improving developer experience and expanding features, creating and using subgraphs to build dapps and dashboards, or empowering the community to grow the network and increase web3 knowledge.
- This hackathon is unique in enabling each partner to spend the full amount of their contribution on bounties that drive forward their own goals, targeting a specific, open-ended, or general organizational challenge. Alternatively, there is a freestyle pool that will be distributed across the set bounties, should The Graph wish to generally support the hackathon and promote its product to the estimated 1000+ partners and attendees without managing the bounties.
- This grant will also assist the DAO Global Hackathon to build on the achievement of the first iteration in 2021 — growing and strengthening the entire DAO tooling ecosystem.
What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
We led a successful hackathon in late 2021 with 1000+ participants, 23 partners, and 30+ bounties hacked. More info is available on our site here: https://hackforfreedom.org/
We are excited to build on this and continue to help grow the DAO ecosystem and developer community. We will partner with HackerEarth this year, as we continue to improve the hackathon experience from platform to marketing to community management/support.
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
Aragon has a long history in the space the largest DAO platform, leading in the space since it was founded in 2016. We are veterans in bringing together communities for the advancement of web3 and DAOs, and we will soon release a new app and protocol to further this mission
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
The Graph is a critical decentralized protocol for indexing and querying data from blockchains, making blockchain data much more easily accessible. The subgraph allows DAOs to efficiently index and retrieve blockchain data without building an indexer or relying on a centralized server. This is very much on message with the ethos of Aragon and the DAO ecosystem we envision, and we want to make it more well-known and practically useable by DAOs.