The GR8est event yet -Grants Round 8 is live with our biggest matching pool ever ($500k) alongside our biggest hackathon ever ($160k+ in prizes). Start hacking today! ×
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Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

Grants Round 8 Hackathon

Dec 2, 2020 - Dec 17, 2020

The GR8 Hackathon

Dec 2nd - Dec 17th


Grants Round 8 is set to be the largest yet!


Like previous grants rounds, Round 8 will be a celebration of the Ethereum community, the success of our current and past grantees, and the donors contributing to public goods to support to the future of Web3. During each quarterly round our community rewards the hard work and contributions others have made to this open ecosystem, while also funding the projects we believe will make the largest impact in the future. But during all the commotion of fundraising, donating, and shilling, we sometimes lose site of what we're all here to do: Build. Consequently, going forward we plan to synergize every Gitcoin Grants round with an accompanying hackathon!


Welcome to the first ever flagship Gitcoin Grants Hackathon


This hackathon, like all of the work we’ve done around grants, will be all about growing the Ethereum & Web3 ecosystems. The combined event is a chance to rally the community not just around funding projects they care about, but to help build them as well.

The GR8 Hackathon is special and unique for a few reasons:

  • We're planning a jam packed content schedule: We'll host a series of webinars, workshops, and community discussions around the grants round and hackathon with industry leaders, grantees, and sponsors. Whether you're joining to learn new technologies, meet others in our community, chill and/or shill - there will be something for you!
  • Developers will be encouraged and provided guidance to convert their hackathon project(s) into grants for future rounds
  • The community energy during grants rounds is unmatched - we want to capture that spirit in the hackathon as well!

We’d like to invite you to join us to build the future of Web3, learn from online workshops, open new grants, and if you can, help fund great projects that are contributing to public goods.


Workshop Schedule

All workshops and community sessions will be hosted on the Hackathon Airmeet - register now!


What is Gitcoin Grants anyway?

If you're a new or returning hacker, but haven't ventured out to the Grants side of the Gitcoin platform, you're in for a treat! Gitcoin Grants is an experiment where people can fund their open source projects for public benefit with QF (Quadratic Funding) matching contributions from Gitcoin’s QF Fund, sponsored by donors in the Ethereum ecosystem. By using QF, even a $1 donation to a project you support can earn them a match of 10-100x that amount.

Grants round 7 saw $274,830 in contributions and $450,000 in matched funds distributed across 857 projects (check out Vitalik's Round 7 Retro to learn more about the previous round). If you'd like to learn more, open your own grant, or donate, visit the grants about page and wiki to learn more!

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Check out the Prizes

Visit the Prize Explorer to check out the prizes posted by our hackathon sponsors. Click each prize to show important details, including the submission requirements, submission deadline, etc.

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Join the Hackathons Chat Workspace

Chat with other hackers, ask sponsors and the Gitcoin team questions, find or create a team, and communicate real-time. Click here to join the party!.

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Start Work via Gitcoin

When your team is formed please have one of your teammates navigate to each prize page you plan to compete for and click the “Start Work” button.

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BUIDL!

Build your cool ideas and make your vision come true with your team!

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Submit Work via Gitcoin

When your project is completed, submit your work by clicking the “Submit Work” button on the prize page/