Tutorial: Leverage Gitcoin’s Firehose of Talent to Do More Faster
Gitcoin is a community of thousands of BUIDLers that are looking for projects to work on.
Because of this strong community of Ethereum developers looking to build skills, develop relationships, and earn some ETH, there has never been a higher ROI time to delegate work in Open Source Software to the crowd.
But not every Github Issue is a good candidate for a bounty. If you are an OSS repo maintainer, and want to maximize our Return on Investment (ROI), you might spend some time thinking about:
Return — The value received for delegating work to someone else. This can be:
- The deliverable you, the Funder, has envisioned.
- A new developer, that could possibly blossom into a long-term contributor relationship.
- A new developer, but without the overhead of a full time hire.
- More market traction for your OSS repo.
Investment — The resources put into delegating the work to someone else. This can be:
- The time spent specifying desirable outcomes for your project.
- Time spent selecting a bounty hunter, or answering questions.
- Scarce financial resources (whether ETH, DAI, or any other ERC20 token) spent on the bounty.
Using Gitcoin, We’ve seen OSS repo owners:
- Accelerate their development without the overhead of hiring anyone new
- Form long term contribution relationships
- Build things that their core team doesn’t know how to, or doesn't have time to, do.
So how do we leverage incentivization mechanics to accelerate OSS?
In order to leverage Gitcoin’s crowd-sourced development incentivization tools, lets talk about some best practices for maximizing ROI of the tool: