Gitcoin is a community for software developers that helps you to build open-source, decentralized projects through contests and funding.

The community has a Discord server with over 19,900 members from all over the world. To join is completely free and there are no requirements. Inside the online group, members ask questions, provide feedback, and join collaboration-based projects and contests.

Gitcoin offers you several ways to earn money, all payments are made in crypto. For example, the community's bounties are open freelance projects for developers. You can browse the different bounties to find the ones that fit your skills. This also allows you to network and collaborate with other developers in team projects.

Additionally, the community also offers hackathons and quests. Hackathons allow you to experience the experimental side of web3, finding creative solutions and gaining experience by building real projects. There are several hackathons per month. When you find one you'd like to join, the only thing left to do is to choose your prize and get to work.

On the other hand, quests are a way to learn while playing. According to your skill level, you can participate in different quests to learn about the web3 ecosystem and compete with other members. You will earn crypto rewards for the quests you complete.

Another way to learn is by joining the Kernel program. This is an 8-week program, divided into modules and with a structured learning approach. It will teach you how to build open-source, decentralized projects. The course divides participants into blocks of 250 individuals who will be collaborating all thorough the program. To apply is free. The fee to participate if you are accepted is $400, and $1200 for teams.

Lastly, Gitcoin offers a crowdfunding space for open source projects. The community gives grants to developers to make their projects happen. The 11th round for claiming grants is now open until January 31, 2022.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2017
  • Founders:

    Kevin Owocki

  • Amount of members: 19,900
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Connect with thousands of like-minded peers:
By joining Gitcoin's Discord server you will be able to network with community members. This online group is a great place to ask questions, get feedback, and join peers on collaboration-based projects and contests.

Get paid in crypto while you learn:
Gitcoin's hackathons and quests are an excellent opportunity to get experience building real projects and learning by playing and experimenting. You can also explore the community's bounties (job offers).

Obtain funding for your projects:
The community's grants allow developers to obtain funds to make their projects happen. The 11th round of grant claims is now open until January 31, 2022. Don't miss your chance to participate!


No requirements.


Learning Events

Gitcoin organizes several hackatons per month. You can browse open hackatons to find one that best suit your skills. You have to then choose a prize and get to work. This allows you to experience the experimental side of Web3 with like-minded peers, while you learn and develop your skills.

Additionally, you can explore Gitcoin's quests. Quests allow you to learn about the Web3 ecosystem by playing with friends. Both hackatons and quests are a fun way to earn crypto rewards while you grow your skills.

Networking Events

The community's Discord server is an awesome place to connect with like-minded makers that are building open-source, decentralized projects. You can join tens of thousands of members in the online group. Members gather to ask questions, provide feedback, and network to join collaborations and different projects together.

On the other hand, Gitcoin's bounties are another great way to network with companies and individuals running projects that may need your help. Bounties are open freelance job opportunities. Many of these opportunities are collaboration-based, so you will get to work with other developers. You can contribute to growing the open-source movement while sharpening your coding skills and getting paid in crypto.

Content Library

Gitcoin provides an online course, Kernel. This course's material is shared entirely for free. You can read it at your own pace and learn about how to create open-source, decentralized, Web3 projects.

Additionally, the Kernel community has gathered tons of resources over the years. You will find a highly curated list of tools, articles, tips, and best practices from course members.

Lastly, Gitcoin's blog and YouTube channel are amazing resources to learn more and further develop your skills. You will find step-by-step tutorials and talks with influential leaders from the Web3 space.


The Kernel project is a Gitcoin program that allows you to learn with the support of an educational community. It provides an 8-week cohort of structured learning, with separate modules to learn how to "build a better web". This means, learning to build projects by leveraging open source and decentralized technologies.

You will be learning in a block with 250 additional members. Every block runs for 8 weeks. The course is suitable for beginners and people that aren't developers since it's not highly technical. It's free to apply. If you are accepted and want to participate, the fee is $400, and $1200 for teams.


"Gitcoin gave me the first break into Ethereum and the crypto space. It helped me find bounties that I could work on and get paid in crypto. After my first ever bounty I got paid a lot and I felt euphoric." -Sebastian TF

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