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New GOSH Special: Hacks & Grants!
GOSH is launching Hacks & Grants. A new tool integrated into DAOs on GOSH which allows any DAO to create its own Hackathon or Grant Program of any size directly from a decentralized repository
As part of the launch of GOSH L2 we have partnered with Ethernity CLOUD, a decentralized confidential computing company, to provide a secure and tamper-proof environment for developing and deploying open-source software. Ethernity CLOUD is a key partner in the development of Hacks & Grants
The first Hackathon arranged by Ethernity CLOUD using Hacks & Grants is designed with the precise mission of empowering volunteer services and civilians to build security solutions for the software that runs their operations
Hacks & Grants includes an automated reward system, allowing users to tailor their Hacks & Grants program’s rewards to include any currency, be it dollars, euros, pound sterling, Bitcoin, Ether, ERC-20, or DAO tokens. Users can also bring different sponsors to their Hackathon, and the Hacks & Grant program supports multi-token reward pools
All code, files, and results are stored in decentralized open source code repositories, meaning all Hackathon rules are automatically enforced on-chain, and in a trustless environment
Grants on GOSH allow collaborative problem-solving events to be financed, and so sustained, for a longer period of time
Hacks & Grants has no waiting period for entry
As part of the launch of GOSH L2 we have partnered with Ethernity CLOUD to bring new levels of usability, security, transparency, and confidentiality to the world of open source software development. By combining Ethernity CLOUD's decentralized confidential computing ecosystem with GOSH, a secure and tamper-proof environment is provided for developing and deploying open-source software. Ethernity CLOUD as a company provides tools to empower any inventions and developments in need of security solutions incorporated inside their product. As part of the partnership, we are together launching a Hackathon on the newly released Hacks & Grants program on GOSH.
We call upon you, all builders of things digital and bold, to join us in escaping the shackles of time, raise aloft ideas from the bosom of your keyboard, and join Hacks & Grants, for a series of Hackathons designed to let you realize your groundbreaking ideas quickly, and with recourse only to your spirit and ability.
Hackathons are a short competition with an active phase lasting two or three days, with one of the main features of a Hackathon being that they are short. This allows for fast conversion of ideas to projects or projects to products. In emergency situations, quickly arranging volunteering teams under the roof of a mission can make a vital difference. And the first Hackathon arranged by GOSH as part of Hacks & Grants is designed with the precise mission of empowering volunteer services and civilians to build security solutions for the software that runs their operations in these, as we all know, times of life and fate.
What Exactly Is Hacks And Grants?
Hacks & Grants is a framework that allows any GOSH user to build their own Hackathon or Grant Program directly from their decentralized repository. They are designed to be inclusive and meritocratic, allowing you to build open communities in which the experts that judge and give feedback to participants are not some emerald-clad throne dwellers but active members of communities on GOSH. Expert Tags, a unique feature of any Hackathon on GOSH, allow expertise to be quantified and seen by all, so that any participant knows exactly who is giving feedback and allow any judgement to be weighed by the community accordingly.
Hacks & Grants also uses an automated reward system, allowing users to tailor their Hacks & Grants program to include any format. Not only, like in other Hackathons, do winning participants get rewarded, but all of it is also built-in and automated — be it dollars, euros, pound sterling, Bitcoin, Ether, ERC-20, or DAO tokens. Users can also bring different sponsors to their Hackathon, and the Hacks & Grant program supports multi-token reward pools. The rules are transparent, with all code, files, and results stored in decentralized open source code repositories, meaning all Hackathon rules are automatically enforced on-chain, and in a trustless environment. Hacks & Grants also allow users to grow their developers’ community, find partners, or partner with GOSH. Hackathons are all about collaboration, and GOSH allows anyone to tailor their Hacks & Grants program to any group effort. It is worth noting here that Hacks & Grants has no waiting period for entry. There will be several iterations in this series of Hacakthons hosted by GOSH, but let us discuss the first one.
A Hackathon For Volunteer Services
The first Hackathon run by GOSH is tailor-made for security solutions for volunteer services who are dealing with emergency situations worldwide. Their effectiveness, the impact it could have on the world, in any locality, depends entirely on the tools that people on the ground have at their disposal. This Hackathon is expressly designed to provide, refine, and deliver security solutions to those who lay their time, and on occasion lives, on the line.
An example of one such solution is to ensure greater protection of communication channels between volunteers, organizations, and civilians. Communication security is a common problem because it essentially deals with protecting the information that volunteers are exchanging between each other. Civilians are all too often not aware at all about how to protect themselves, not only in terms of physical health and condition, but also in terms of cybersecurity. For this reason one of the stated aims of this Hackathon is to provide targeted educational products for civilians so that they can better understand how they can manage their data, contact those in need without risk, deal with the onslaught of misinformation, and use cybersecurity and media security guidelines to protect any and all of the information that they are exchanging in their time of need.
Knowing what information you should or shouldn’t send, how to decipher scams, social engineering, measuring the honesty of people you don’t personally know — these are all cases that can be termed as ‘awareness about security.’ And GOSH can satisfy any and all prerequisites for raising such awareness. This event allows developers to realize solutions to these urgent quandaries faced by volunteer services and individual civilians.
But this is just one example. In practice, any security solution for those in need that can be proposed by a participant, can also be realized. Hacks & Grants is a framework for any Hackathon’s execution, so that we need not rely on one single solution.
There are 2 essential features of GOSH that make it the most secure, reliable, and effective platform today offered to people in need of security and collaboration. On top of being a control version system, GOSH allows anyone to collaborate on and share documents in a fully decentralized (and even anonymous) way. This means anyone who works with docs, tables, notes, planners, calendars, or any other tool, doesn’t need to rely on centralized cloud providers for the security of their information. As one can imagine, for those trying to organize themselves efficiently and at times in a manner clandestine-by-necessity, this function makes a world of difference. But arguably an even more important feature are the mechanics for determining honesty; quantifying expertise; and for honest, transparent, and weighted decentralized decision making. These we put as one feature because they all provide the single crucial function of full accountability and effectiveness for those who would otherwise have no other place to turn. GOSH is offering decision making instruments for honest Hackathon execution that, we hope, can make decentralization the standard.
But What About The Bit Called ‘Grants’?
Grants, in this case, allow for competitions that last longer and are more vast in scope than a single Hackathon. As we’ve mentioned earlier, one of the advantages of a Hackathon is its short duration, which means dynamic decision-making, quick innovation, and problem solving. But even the most successful of Hackathons aren’t necessarily fit for all purposes. Certain solutions take years to develop. Grants on GOSH allow collaborative problem-solving events to be financed, and so sustained, for a longer period of time. One of the main mechanics in-built to GOSH that serves as an instrument for the execution of more durable Grants competitions is the vesting of tokens over a prolonged period of time.
A Short Video About How To Set Up Your Hackathon or Grant Program:
Hackathon #1 is called MinD Hack, as in ‘Man In Danger.’ You can help him from wherever you are, coming very soon.
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