As a coder, there are numerous ways you can use and get involved with Gitcoin. Our mission is to grow OSS, and since 96% of projects use open source in some way, your organization would likely benefit from this vision.
Gitcoin offers six main products, listed below, alongside other great features such as a community around Gitcoin Chat where you can interact with other coders and BUIDL meaningful relationships and projects!
As a contributor, you can search through open bounties using Gitcoin's Issue Explorer, the easiest way to find paid work in open source. These issues may involve fixing bugs, developing new features, or resolving security issues, so once you have selected an open issue, you can work on a project, collaborate, build your skills, and contribute towards the open-source projects. Payments are Ethereum-based, & automatically released after code is accepted by the bounty submitter. Head over to Gitcoin bounties to get started!
Hackathons are another great way to contribute to OSS and grow the blockchain community. Similar to bounties, you can explore open hackathons, join chat workspaces, start work, and enter a prize draw for cryptocurrency payment. See the hackathons wiki page for more detail.
Grants offer you the opportunity to get substantial, sustainable funding for your projects. Gitcoin Grants provides matching funds + monthly subscription for your favorite OSS maintainers, media outlets, etc. and has already facilitated the distribution of $1.4m to community public goods since it was launched in January 2019. Visit Gitcoin Grants for more information.
Codefund is Gitcoin's flagship campaign to drive the sustainability of OSS projects. It is designed to be a passive revenue stream whereby 355,078,401+ ads are displayed through our ethical advertising network. CodeFund focuses on providing an ethical alternative to digital advertising that drives results and respect from our technical audience. See https://codefund.io/ for more.
In short, Gitcoin Quests allow you to learn about Web3 technology and earn rewards in the form of Gitcoin Kudos (below) for doing so. It is a fun, gamified way to learn about the Web3 ecosystem, compete with your friends, earn rewards, and level up your decentralization-fu! Visit Quests to get started, or the Quests wiki for more information.
As mentioned above, Gitcoin Kudos is a form of reward which also functions as a new way to build relationships. Kudos is a way of showing your appreciation for another Gitcoin member and is also a way to showcase special skills that a member might have. Kudos tokens can be bought and sold on the Kudos Marketplace and displayed on your Gitcoin profile. Getting a kudos puts a non-fungible token (NFT) into your wallet via a transaction which you can verify by entering your wallet address on Etherscan. Visit the Kudos wiki for more information.