The Colony Hackathon

Build real ‘future-of-work’ applications using the colonyJS library and participate in a $25K prize pool, paid out via Gitcoin

Colony is an Ethereum-based project building a platform for the future of work. Today, they announced a global online hackathon competition to coincide with the release of the colonyJS library. ColonyJS provides javascript developers with powerful blockchain functionality, without needing to directly manipulate complex smart contracts. The release marks a key milestone for Colony ahead of their mainnet launch later this year.

We’re proud to partner with Colony on the hackathon as part of a collaboration that will see a $25k prize pool paid in decentralized stable coin, Dai, via the Gitcoin platform. The hackathon is entirely virtual so teams from around the world will communicate over Gitter and submit their projects on Github on June 24 to a panel of 15 expert judges including Alex Van de Sande of the Ethereum Foundation, Ryan Selkis of Messari, and Evan Van Ness of Week in Ethereum.

Colony provides the infrastructure for the future of work: self-organizing companies that run via software, not paperwork. Starting with mechanisms for division of labour, token incentives, and a reputation system which quantifies the expertise of contributors to a project, colonyJS provides javascript developers with powerful blockchain functionality, without needing to directly manipulate complex smart contracts.

Gitcoin and Colony have aligned visions on how the future of work will look. We’ve written previously about the ‘mesh-network of jobs’ we see in an economy built on open protocols.

We are excited to support this initiative by being the platform through which bounties are paid out to the prize winning participants. We’ve done this previously with ETHDenver and SXSW, and are excited to be involved in another hackathon now focused on the future of work.

If you’re ready to learn about and battle test colonyJS — register here and start finding teammates!


To learn more about Gitcoin, click below. We welcome you on our journey to grow open source and change the way we work.

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