After having done several months of vetting, tracking, and onboarding individuals who were outstanding in their myriad contributions to the Cosmos Network, the core team of Cosmos proud to announce the recipients of Cosmos Community Contributor Grants
. This is a retroactive grant awards to people who have done exceptional work throughout the process of bootstrapping the Cosmos community since 2019 and earlier. As of this past weekend, on February 23, 2020, all of the recipients have been onboarded as vendors to All in Bits Inc (dba Tendermint Inc), where each vendor received between $1000-$3000 USD in Q1. With that, ambassadors are now able to kick off and get reimbursed for future meetups in regions all over the world for the next 12 months.
The recipient list is a non-exhaustive list of contributors. In total, there were 27 Community Contributors considered as stellar stewards of the network. Reinvestment in these productive individuals and future recipients will remain the top priority for the team.
Selection Criterias and categories
The Cosmos team is constantly keeping track of contributors who meet three criteria. First, they must have done some prior work that got them noticed (e.g. published a technical, informative blog post, ran a meetup, etc.). Second, they must have been a part of the Cosmos community for at least 3 months and are knowledgeable about the breadth of instruments that are used for composing interoperable application-specific blockchains (e.g. Cosmos SDK, Tendermint, IBC, Peggy, etc.). Lastly, the prior work that was done must not have been a one-off event but part of an ongoing, self-directed string of events that demonstrate their long-term commitment. The complete list of categories and recipients is published on the official Cosmos website.
More details on this event at https://cosmos.network