About

The Problem

Incentive problems in Open Source Software.

Open Source Software Developers:

Create a lot of economic value.

Are Not Properly incentivized.

Repo Maintainer:

Problem: Taming Issues Board

Contributor:

Problem: Monetization

Job Hunter

Problem: Prioritization

The Solution

A decentralized App for value creation & value capture.

The Origin Story

Who, what, when, where, and most importantly, why.

Built with <3 in Boulder Colorado USA

Gitcoin was borne of the community in Boulder Colorado's thriving tech scene. One of the most amazing things about the Boulder community is the #givefirst mantra. The founding team has built their careers off of advice, mentorship, and relationships in the local tech community.

Mission: Grow Open Source

Gitcoin is a project that combines the #givefirst mantra of the Boulder community with capitalistic incentives to write great software. By enabling Repo Maintainers, developers, and financiers to find one another, Gitcoin grows open source software.

Cryptocurrencies provide new, decentralized, opportunities

Gitcoin is built upon the Ethereum network, and the solidity smart contract programming language. Ethereum provides opportunities to align incentives across actors in the ecosystem. By programming rights of stakeholders directly into smart contracts, actors are incentivized to provide value, and edge cases are handled _without_ having to involve legacy legal enforcement mechanisms.

Goal: To grow the community

The founder of Gitcoin, Kevin Owocki has experience as an organizer of Boulder Startup Week, Ignite Boulder, StartupCTO.io, Boulder Blockchain Meetup and the open source projects pytrader, adblock-to-bitcoin, YouveGotETH, & ColoradoCoin. The stronger the community is, the more successful open source projects are. The stronger open source projects are, the stronger the community is.

Team

Built By & For Open Source Software Developers

Kevin Owocki

All the things

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
The Community

Favorite Food
Avocado Toast

Alisa March

User Experience Design

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
Tips

Favorite Food
Apple Cider Doughnuts

Justin Bean

Engineering

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
Issue Explorer

Favorite Food
Sushi

Mark Beacom

Engineering

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
Start/Stop Work

Favorite Food
Dolsot Bibimbap

Eric Berry

OSS Funding

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
Chrome/Firefox Extension

Favorite Food
Pastel de nata

Vivek Singh

Community Buidl-er

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
Gitcoin Requests

Favorite Food
Tangerine Gelato

Aditya Anand M C

Engineering

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
The Community

Favorite Food
Cocktail Samosa

Saptak Sengupta

Engineering

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
Everything Open Source

Favorite Food
daab chingri

Scott Moore

Biz Dev

Favorite Gitcoin Feature
Issue Explorer

Favorite Food
Teriyaki Chicken

Community

Gitcoin's Top Community Members

travisdmathis

cryptomental

bakaoh

iamonuwa

StevenJNPearce

meowingtwurtle

dilatebrave

alonp99

hbeckeri

justpixel

darkdarkdragon

JDFind

arun1595

palevoo

bradysheridan

Alumni

14 community members have 'graduated' into full time work in the space (at least that we know of!); these are the ones who have opted to be public about it

KamesCG

uport

dylanjw

ethereum

lazaridiscom

Metamask

perfectmak

MARKETProtocol

eswarasai

MARKETProtocol

Join Us

Want to Grow Open Source? We want to hear from you.

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Features of Gitcoin

Fund Issues
Fund a feature, bug, or security issue that you care about, & get results.
Tip Developers
Reward contributors who have added value to your repository with a tip.
Find Work
Find interesting projects to work on, interesting people to work with. Try projects before you fully commit to them. Add value wherever you go.
All on Github.com
The best thing about Gitcoin is that it works where you do your work; on Github.

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Mission-Driven

Everything we do is to support our mission to 'Grow Open Source'