What is the idea?
A developer DAO organized hackathon focused on Web3 which will include only Developer DAO members. . The main purpose of this hackathon is have DD members get to know each other through their teams, learn valuable Web3 skills, build projects and tools that were previously discussed in guilds or explore new ideas which could be beneficial to the DAO.
Why is this idea important to us?
With the rise in popularity of Web3 more and more developers are looking to make a leap into this new world but only have some limited introductory knowledge or at best a weekend project on a platform like Buildspace. So why would a hackathon help? A lot of developers learn best by building real life projects and hackathons provide a great opportunity for that. Furthermore, a successful entry in a DD organized hackathon could yield ideas for future DD led projects as well as be used as some form of proof of competence through an NFT which could help the DAO and future employers in the space find the right person with the right experience / skills for the job.
How would we execute?
DurationThe hackathon will be monthlong with occasional check ins.
TeamsTeams of up to 5 members will need to be formed with all relevant team information posted prior to the start of the hackathon in order to participate. Each team will work on their respective project and ultimately make a decision if they want to submit their final project for judging and participation for awards and proof of competency NFT. A special team icebreaker will be hosted for people prior to the launch of the event to help with team formation.
Team IcebreakerA special event where people can meet and form teams around a project idea. I envision a series of icebreaker events held over multiple days prior to the hackathon launch where people can just hang out in discord voice and text chats. Additionally we could have a form for people who already have an idea and are looking to form a team for that idea. These ideas could be posted and people could apply to be part of that team.
Project themesA hackathon usualy has a problem theme or several categories participants can try to create solutions for. Here is an example list of categories we might include: DeFi, DAO, NFT, ZKP, Public blockchains etc. People could also choose to go public with their idea or keep the idea as a DAO project. In addition, if we acquire sponsors for the event they could set out specific criteria for ideas that use their technology, tools or stack which could yield special prizes from those sponsors.
Judging criteriaa panel of judges will be sourced for this hackathon. Some initial criteria we might consider for them to uphold includes but is not limited to:
Innovation - How creative is the solution? Does it represent out of the box thinking?
Technical Achievement- What technological problems had to be overcome to create this product?
Application -What kind of impact will the solution make?
Documentation - How well is the product / project documented? (Great idea suggested by with-heart)