Updates from our summer, the road to Devcon, and Q4 Objectives The Gitcoin team has been hard at work throughout the summer and fall growing open source. As we transition into winter, we’ll look back at what we accomplished in Q3 while looking forward to the holiday season.
The Gitcoin team has been hard at work throughout the summer and fall growing open source. As we transition into winter, we’ll look back at what we accomplished in Q3 while looking forward to the holiday season.
Our Q4 plans include an extension of our Q3 goals — staying the course + stepping up our infrastructure — while meeting our communities in a variety of locations. And — per usual — we’ll have a few holiday surprises for the community.
First, let’s review what happened the last three months.
In our last quarterly update, we brought three objectives to the table for Q3.
Here’s how we did.
As we continue to expand into broader areas of open source, we had clear goals to grow the platform from ~$150K in work at the end of June.
While our stretch goal this quarter was for $500K in work through the platform, we still grew the platform’s volume by 300%in the quarter.
The objective to increase platform quality was met with a number of initiatives to provide features for Gitcoin Users.
Gitcoin has focused on strategic relationships which provide a) direct value to Gitcoin developers while b) providing outcomes for our partners. Some examples in Q3 include:
We’re excited to have posted bounties on repos like Geth, Parity, Plasma, Sharding, Solidity, and Vyper — just to name a few.
Again, find an issue which needs help and make a Gitcoin Request!
Along the way, we continued to be involved in the Web 3 community, with involvement in ConsenSys India, ETH India, NIFTY, ETH Berlin, Coinvention, Hack.Summit, and more.
The Gitcoin team got to enjoy each others company along the way, and are excited to continue that trend into Q4.
Q4 begins with “The Road to Devcon”,including a variety of travel starting this past weekend at ETH SF and continuing with SustainOSS, Web 3 Summit, the Status Hackathon, and Devcon IV itself. If you’ll be anywhere along the way, let us know!
While we’re moving, we are working on on a couple releases we’re excited to share more about soon™ . Outside of that cliff-hanger, we’re excited to provide our key objectives and key results for Q4.
Increase platform quality (reduce cancelled / abandoned bounties, build in reputation, provide notifications to users)
As Gitcoin has grown in popularity externally, so has the team of maintainers, contributors, and commits. It doesn’t hurt our activity that we’re willing to pay contributors via tips, bounties, and grants!
Gitcoin aims to be the most community friendly open source project on the web. To that end, we’re investing in organizational improvements which allow us to reward technical and non-technical contributors who live our mission and values. Here goes!
To match our focus on organizational infrastructure, we’re also uber-focused on creating a development environment for contributors to thrive at Gitcoin. As open PR’s grew in Q3, we noticed we were no longer able to serve our contributors as well as we hoped (lead times increased, PR’s grew stale). We’re looking to turn that around in Q4 with the following key results.
If you can’t tell, growing Gitcoin is a community effort. There are numerous ways to get involved, if you’re interested in our mission.
We look forward to building a web which provides freedom to the individual, both by the projects we support via Gitcoin and with our mission itself. Let’s grow open source, together.