Our Q2 OKR Results, product updates, and the future of open source Gitcoin’s mission is to grow open source. We build our technology open source. We have a wonderful open source community. We also openly share our successes and failures. Let’s review the most recent past and then look ahead to the future we see on the horizon for ourselves and the open source space in general.
Gitcoin’s mission is to grow open source. We build our technology open source. We have a wonderful open source community. We also openly share our successes and failures. Let’s review the most recent past and then look ahead to the future we see on the horizon for ourselves and the open source space in general.
At the beginning of April, we shared how we performed with our pilot projects and released our Q2 OKR’s. Below, we’ll review where we succeeded, where we failed, and the surprises we saw along the way.
Our actual numbers all beat our stretch OKR’s. We reached $139k in lifetime work on the platform. Currently $35k in work is open, from features to hackathons to bug bounties. We have worked with 16 fantastic web3 projects on a repeat basis.
In efforts to keep on top of these statistics, we built the Gitcoin Results page. We still have more work to do here, but this contains learning from our early pricing model, statistics on full time hires via Gitcoin (10!), and our general platform stats.
Growing open source is our mantra. We are very proud of CodeFund, which officially launched in April 2018. CodeFund connects open source developers to open source products, and supports important projects which otherwise would not have ample funding in the process.
We didn’t succeed in releasing Gitcoin Grants, another feature we’ve been experimenting with this quarter. This is a high priority item for us in Q3.
Outside of grants, we didn’t get to a third OSS funding tool. While we’re all ears for other ideas which make, we’re excited about the progress of the Issue Explorer. We shaped up some UX holes, added bounty types, and saw our biggest bounties yet.
Outside of funding tools, we believe open blockchain protocols will make open source funding easier.Thus, we focus energy on improving blockchain UX in the ecosystem broadly.
We surpassed our OKR for blockchain UX Projects.
While the OKR’s above represent the goals we reached, the below represents the artifacts that brought us such a fruitful quarter.
Our theses is that open source money will build the open source ecosystem.
This quarter, we began three partnerships where we saw the seeds of this thesis coming true.
Many partnerships and grants fail to deliver on the value they promise. We’re proud that the partnerships we’ve announced thus far are directly related to a) our OKR’s and b) the success of the broader web3 ecosystem. Aligned incentives are a great thing.
Gitcoin Core doubled in Q2, but is still a lean team of less than ten folks. Saptak Sengupta (Product Engineer), Aditya Chelliah (Product Engineer), Scott Moore (Technical Growth Lead), Ben Sparango (Content), and Justin Bean (CodeFund Co-Founder, Product Lead) all joined the team in Q2 2018.
Each brings a unique skill set to the table alongside a passion for the Gitcoin mission. We were excited to get everyone together for the first time just last week in San Francisco!
Gitcoin operates at the nexus of a few open source communities, and will continue to be active in community events.
We’ve released our Q3 OKR’s for the public. We’re looking forward to the continued growth of the community and keeping the community aware of our goals is a clear benefit as we row in the same direction with other open source enthusiasts.
Our community is our strength. We’re thankful for everyone who has said hello on #community-intros on Slack, read the newsletter, or completed work on the platform. These numbers are growing, and we’d like the party to keep rolling this quarter. Here’s how:
Our OKR’s remain in context of the broader Ethereum ecosystem. We are in a critical time, and hope to get more and more developers on board as more projects take off!
Everything we do has the goal of growing open source in mind. If you have any thoughts on how we can do better, these OKR’s are open for a reason. Let us know.
We’d also love to welcome you to the community in the way which works for you. Let’s grow open source, together.