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Gitcoin’s First ODS Hackathon and What it Aims to Achieve

By Colin McNamara
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October 04, 2022
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Gitcoin’s First ODS Hackathon and What it Aims to Achieve

Gitcoin’s First ODS Hackathon and What it Aims to Achieve

The data science community has grown exponentially in recent years, and Gitcoin wants to do its part in supporting these data scientists. With the first Open Data Science (ODS) Hackathon, Gitcoin hopes to encourage more collaboration and innovation within the community focused on decentralized, Sybil attack-proof grant reviews and visualizations.

Participants in the hackathon will have access to data from previous Gitcoin grants to implement a Sybil defense in quadratic funding. By making public goods funding more resilient to adversaries, fairer, and more efficient, we can all work together to make a difference.

How the ODS Hackathon Works

The ODS Hackathon will run from October 3-31st and is open to anyone who wishes to participate. For those unfamiliar with what a hackathon is, it is simply an event where people come together to work on projects, usually over the course of a weekend. Participants can work individually or in teams and are typically given a set amount of time to complete their projects.

To be eligible for the grant program, participants must implement a Sybil defense in quadratic funding using Gitcoin grant data. Quadratic funding is an alternative method of funding public goods resistant to adversaries and fair and efficient. It achieves this by allowing funders to fund projects directly and giving project creators more control over how funds are used.

Prizes will be awarded for both individual and team submissions to encourage participation. In total, there will be $18,250 in prizes to be distributed among the top finishers in three categories: Interrogation of large data sets to identify Sybil attackers, Decentralized grant reviews to maintain quality and reliability, and Designing novel dashboards for contributors and managers.

Takeaway

The data science community has grown exponentially in recent years, and Gitcoin wants to do its part in supporting these data scientists. With the first Open Data Science (ODS) Hackathon, Gitcoin hopes to encourage more collaboration and innovation within the community by offering a grant program. Participants in the hackathon will have access to data from previous Gitcoin grants to implement a Sybil defense in quadratic funding. By making public goods funding more resilient to adversaries, fairer, and more efficient, we can all work together to make a difference. So whether you are new to web3 or deep down the rabbit hole, I invite you to join in this effort. Together, we all can make a difference.

Learn More

Hackathon Registration - https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/datascience/onboard

Hackathon Discord Channel - [https://discord.com/channels/562828676480237578/1024788324826763284)

Gitcoin Blog - https://go.gitcoin.co/blog/open-data-science-hackathon

Dune Analytics Dashboard for GR-15 https://dune.com/gitcoin_dao/gr15-dashboard

Gitcoin Grants Round 15 - Sybil Attacks Projects


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