This year’s event will focus on applying the “Legos thesis” that powered decentralized finance (DeFi) to decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).
Over the weekend, Aragon announced that it was gearing up for this year’s DAO Global Hackathon. The 4-week virtual event will host hackers and DAO participants from across the globe, who will leverage cutting-edge governance primitives and existing tools to pioneer the next generation of DAOs.
According to an official blog post from Aragon, despite the increase in the number of new DAO tools and “coordination primitives,” organizations are still having a hard time integrating them. Consequently, the DAO Global Hackathon 2023 will prioritize using existing DAO tools to power the organizations of the future.
The DAO Global Hackathon is divided into four tracks, namely; Integration, Use Case, Solution, and Freestyle. The Integration track will focus on creating a DAO process flow combining multiple products while the Use Case track will find new and interesting applications for DAO products.
The hackathon, which is scheduled to hold in April, will be hosted on a dedicated platform and feature things like hacker profiles, matchmaking, bounty proposals, and active support. Builders who want to help DAOs solve a particular organizational challenge will compete under the Solution track, and as for the Freestyle track, “hackathon partners may contribute to an open prize pool that a panel of judges will distribute to selected submissions across the other 3 tracks.”
Some of the partners of this year’s event include BitDAO, Mantle, DAOLens, Snapshot, Ethereum Name Service, DeepDAO, Lit Protocol, and several others. Meanwhile, attendance is free, and interested teams can be between 1 and 5 members.
DAO Global Hackathon made its debut in 2021. It was officially launched on October 25 and ended on December 17, 2021. The 2021 event saw 23 partners and over 1,000 hackers, who raked in more than $200,000 in bounty prizes from the projects they built.