Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

DAO Global Hackathon

Oct 25, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021

What is the DAO Global Hackathon?

The DAO Global Hackathon is a virtual sprint to build governance primitives, sponsored by leading DAO Infrastructure providers. Resolve technical limitations of the existing DAO tooling (Hackathon Part 1) and be free to build the next frontier of coordination primitives (Hackathon Part 2).

A combined prize pool in value of +$100k will be distributed among selected winners across track.

We have envisioned the following 4 tracks as crucial areas of development for DAO tooling and infrastructure. Each track will be supported and sponsored by a number of Hackathon partners:

Core DAO Tech

Enable core DAO functionalities such as decentralised codebases, smart contract treasuries, multi-chain DAOs, and voting tech (eg. delegated, anonymous, quadratic, etc).

Community & Social

Empower cross-platform, cohesive, token-based communities: token-gated social networks, Discord-based voting and proposal formation plugins.

Finance & Operations

Formalize DAO operations (KPI options, on-off ramps, payments, treasury management, salaries etc), legal wrappers and compliance.


Help power the NFT communities that are expanding the metaverse, decentralising culture and enable the use of NFTs for access & permissions management.


Who can participate?

Anyone from anywhere in the world can participate. The goal is to open up DAO Technology to all communities around the world.

How much does it cost to attend?

Nothing, the event is free.

How many people can be on a team?

Teams can be between 1 - 5 members.

What if I've never been to a hackathon before?

No worries! It’s helpful to have some software engineering experience, but it’s not a requirement. Projects often need designers, front-end engineers, project managers, and more. We will also have Key notes, technical talks, workshops, and mentors to help you with your project. This is a great place to learn about DAO technology.

When can I start working on the bounties or my project?

As soon as the separate tracks open, Bounties on the October 25th & Projects in the open lane on the November 12th. This will keep the playing field level and fair for all participants.

How will this event take place?

This will be a fully virtual event, chats through Discord and workshops through Video Platform tools.

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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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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/