Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

Schelling Point Virtual Hackathon

Jan 20, 2022 - Feb 10, 2022

Schelling Point Hackathon

January 20 - February 10, 2022

“A computer can help you. The computer does not substitute a superior intelligence; it solves the problem the way a reliable, high-speed idiot would solve it. … What, now, are the rudimentary tasks that our computer can perform for us? To begin with, it can add and subtract, multiply and divide. It can keep in its memory the sums and products it obtains in order to perform repeated operations; it can recall the sums and products when it needs them. It can commit to memory the formulae for repeated arithmetical operations. It can erase things from its memory. And it can signal the keys of a typewriter to type out the answers we want.”
  • Thomas C. Schelling, 1972, On Letting a Computer Help With the Work

Schelling Point 2022: As you may know, Gitcoin is organizing a one-day conference on February 17 in Denver, Colorado, bringing together and celebrating the builders and funders of the Gitcoin ecosystem. The community had generated over $50.6 million for digital public goods since Gitcoin's founding just in 2017. In parallel to the growing ecosystem, Gitcoin has also grown its staff by opening up several opportunities and processes with the launch of GitcoinDAO in May 2021.

We are honored to invite you to set sail to take Gitcoin to the next level and increase the worldwide production and noise about digital public goods hacking towards the Schelling Point conference in February.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Find a team and connect with builders on the Gitcoin Discord; navigate to the #👋start-here channel and select the 'Hackathons & Events' role; then, go to #😺team-up
  • Sign up for the hackathon and 'Join Now' at the top of this page
  • Link to the event and workshop schedule: http://cal.ae/ehuumgw
  • Check for updates on #❄schelling-point in the Gitcoin Discord and your email inbox
  • ScaffoldEth is everything you need to start building decentralized apps! Triage issues and meet other ScaffoldEth builders in #🏗scaffold-eth on the Gitcoin Discord

Our goal is to make purpose-driven work and entrepreneurship the default for everybody on the internet. Are you too tired of the for-profit, private digital technology companies facing us in recent years, accelerating political conflict, and increasing global financial inequality? Then, the Schelling Point Hackathon is your chance to jump ships for good.

All sorts of social technology communities like Ethereum, g0v in Asia, and the RadicalxChange, have researched and developed grounds for richer governance concepts. They've combined information technology with insights from social sciences and cultivated democratic and accountable programs like Gitcoin Grants, the insanely successful COVID prevention policies in Taiwan, and, more generally, reimagined our social intersections in times of the internet. But, while an ever-extending backlog of radical ideas proves valuable in theory, we need builders like you to put them into action. 

The Ethereum blockchain platform is an invaluable sandbox to experiment with these social technologies. Ethereum is a Schelling point for the hopeful. It's a toolbox for the 'nobodies' we need: "Why is nobody building Quadratic Voting DAOs," or "why is nobody making data networks more value-aligned and transparent"? With Ethereum today, you can prototype political-economic institutional arrangements in a weekend that would've required years of over-organized bureaucratic process development in the past. Ethereum shows that political economies can improve just as information technologies do.

In this hackathon, together with close partners of the Gitcoin ecosystem, we've put up prizes worth $xx for the nobodies society needs to network people in the spirit of the original promises of democracy, markets, and the internet. So let's build new Shelling points that genuinely augment our collaborative intelligence: Jump ships and set sail, hackers. Together, let's type out the answers we all need and change the world for the better.

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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/