Getting Started With Gitcoin

A new contributor experience to get started contributing on Gitcoin

Ben Sparango
Jun 28, 2018 · 3 min read

We’ve revamped the Gitcoin onboarding flow! Here’s all you need to know in order to set up you Gitcoin account and start #BUIDLing open source.

Step 1: Connect your Github Account

The first step in getting you set up is linking your Github profile to your Gitcoin account.

Simply click the button that says ‘Login with Github’, enter your Github credentials, and you’re good to go!

Step 2: Connect to MetaMask

Next we need to get your MetaMask wallet unlocked so you can get paid!

In the right-hand corner of your Chrome browser, click on the fox icon. Log in with your MetaMask password and the Gitcoin interface should pick it up automatically.

If you don’t have MetaMask installed yet, you can download it from the Chrome App store.

Step 3: Build Your Avatar!

Gitcoin avatars are your way of personalizing your account to fit your style. Choose from a multitude of customization options to stylize your profile.

For more information on Gitcoin Avatars, check out our recent post that features everything you need to know!

Step 4: Show Us What You Can Do

The final step in the process is for you to tell the Gitcoin community a little more about yourself. This info helps us get to know you a bit better so we can send you on your way to completing your first bounty.

Start by choosing from a list of coding languages and other skills. If there is a skill you possess but it’s not listed, feel free to manually type it in the box right below.

Additionally, please select an experience level from the drop down list so we can better gauge which projects would fit you best.

Step 5: BUIDL

Congratulations! You’re well on your way to contributing to the future of open source and Web 3.

To get started, visit the Gitcoin Issue Explorer and look for the issues marked ‘Open’ status. From there, toss some comments on the issue’s Github and start chatting with major Web 3 contributors.


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