ETHGlobal has an upcoming hackathon from Jan 20 to Feb 10. Would be an interesting idea to fund a hacker via PA to participate in this.
Does the hacker need to hold a governance token?
Does the hacker need to do something PA related?
To me this just feels like the type of things we should be doing. And, I’d argue that the reason hackers need sponsors is because I think it’s still important to provide support regardless of if people win prize money from their hack.
love this idea and don’t think the person we sponsor needs to hold a token. just someone who’s generally aligned, and without the funds might not have otherwise taken the leap to participate in the hack?
What do we feel is the best course of action for putting this onchain? Find a hacker first? Or perhaps just send funds to an escrow contract that has a tad more flexibility. I can put in some work towards finding a hacker.
upfront: find and send someone directly, learn the good and bad quickly – does this need a consensus on minimum hacker reqs as hacker or at the hackathon?
down the line: onchain fund for select events, application process, impl or research for PA projects specifically?
Interested to get opinions on an open ended research/hack bounty, somewhat similar to a “what would you do if you had universal basic income”. Could be an interesting way to find/involve new builders, and lay the groundwork for their thought experiments to be actually funded for hackathons or as standalone props.
This also urges me to keep thinking about our own “prop house” mechanism.
Have had this idea for a shared password/subscriptions as a multisig kicking around in my head for a minute that could maybe work here? It has some blockers though for order fullfilment. I believe FVM can only fetch on API’s built within FVM at the moment. I think I’m just gonna hop in a team and try to learn more about that project in general.
my experience. The awards and stuff are fun pointers, but shared time with new folks is invaluable. Met some really great folks at Eth Berlin and Eth Lisbon just by saying “why not?!” to the weirdest project I could find.