This mission aims to stimulate global innovation and community engagement within the Optimism network by supporting a series of locally organized hackathons worldwide. The focus is on integrating Optimism into existing Ethereum-aligned hackathons, enabling diverse communities to contribute to the Superchain’s growth.
S5 Intent: 2 - Grow the Superchain
Proposal Tier: Ember Tier
Baseline grant amount:
150k OP (Variable, up to 25k OP per applicant)
Should this Foundation Mission be fulfilled by one or multiple applicants: Multiple. Until the budget runs out.
Submit by: To be set by Grants Council
Selection by: To be set by Grants Council
Start date: N/A
Completion date: Before the year ends.
How will this Delegate Mission Request help accomplish the above Intent?
This initiative aligns with Intent 2 by fostering a vibrant, global developer community through hackathons. The focus will be on community building, identifying high-potential teams, and generating innovative project ideas. The key to success lies in creating engaging and impactful events, followed by facilitating connections between top builders and the Optimism network. This approach aims to cultivate a robust ecosystem of developers, essential for the long-term growth and diversification of the Optimism Superchain.
What is required to execute this Delegate Mission Request?
Hackathon organizers must present a clear concept that aligns with the Ethereum ecosystem and emphasizes Optimism’s role.
Organizers should efficiently manage resources, adhering to a budget that maximizes impact (up to 25k OP per event). This includes operational costs and prizes.
Conduct pre-event activities such as workshops or meetups for both familiarizing participants with Optimism and for brainstorming project ideas, ensuring a productive hackathon experience.
Efficiently manage the hackathon, ensuring a conducive environment for innovation. This involves logistical planning, participant support, and providing access to mentors or experts from the Optimism community.
Organizers must plan for post-event activities, including project follow-ups and support, to encourage long-term project development and integration into the Optimism ecosystem.
How should the Token House measure progress towards this Mission?
Application Evaluation: Assess the quality of applications received.
Pre-Event Engagement Metrics: Monitor the execution of pre-event activities and the effectiveness of community engagement strategies.
Event Execution and Participation: Track the successful execution of each hackathon, including adherence to schedules, participant turnout, and overall management quality.
Project Development: Observe the number and quality of projects developed during the hackathons, focusing on their potential impact on the Optimism network.
How should badgeholders measure impact upon completion of this Mission?
Post-Hackathon Project Development and Deployment:
Count the number of projects initiated during the hackathon.
Track the deployment of these projects on the Superchain, using metrics like total unique GitHub repositories related to the hackathon projects, to assess their integration into the ecosystem.
On-Chain Metrics and Transparency:
Monitor the issuance and utilization of blockchain-based tickets for event participation.
Implement on-chain attestations for projects presented at the hackathon, and/or issue blockchain-based certificates or tokens to finalists.
Long-Term Impact and Ecosystem Integration:
Evaluate the long-term development and scaling of hackathon projects, monitoring updates, user adoption, and integration within the Optimism ecosystem.
Assess the impact of these projects on the broader network, including their contribution to community growth, network adoption, and technological innovation.
Community Engagement and Feedback:
Analyze participant feedback post-hackathon to gauge the event’s success and areas for improvement.
Observe community engagement and response to the projects and the event as a whole, using social media, forums, and direct feedback channels.
*Have you engaged a Grant-as-a-service provider for this Mission Request? If so, please disclose the details of this arrangement, to the extent possible: No
*Has anyone other than the Proposing Delegate contributed to this Mission Request? If so, who, and what parts of this application did they contribute to?
Maxime Servais & Julien Coppola
Koko (ETH Safari)
Feedback from Carlosjmelgar & scav