Grant for the Web is proud to announce a quarter-million dollars in funding to our first five awardees – curated projects and individuals that demonstrate the breadth of experimentation in the expanding Web Monetization ecosystem. One of those first awardees is DEV!
In this grant, DEV partners to help to drive innovation around open standards in Web Monetization. DEV’s platform boasts 350k+ registered developers and millions of monthly visitors and they will not only implement a site-wide payment pointer as a real-life application of the technology, but they will also introduce functionality enabling authors to add their own payment pointer to their own posts.
DEV will serve as a key promotional partner and community resource by amplifying Grant for the Web’s first public Call for Proposals, encouraging developers to learn about the technology through the #gftwhackathon (including offering cash prizes for the best entries), and driving high-quality submissions towards Grant for the Web’s open call.
Peter Frank, co-CEO of DEV says about the grant:
DEV has long espoused the values of a more inclusive, open, and fair
internet. DEV Founder, Ben Halpern, published an article over two years
ago titled “How dev.to could topple Facebook” describing the power of
open-source and aligned incentives with the community. The Web
Monetization standard and the Interledger protocol have the potential to
be an important part of a broad macro shift on the web.
Without a vibrant, diverse, and engaged developer community, the mission of Grant for the Web cannot be achieved. Innovative ideas need conversation and connectivity to thrive. That is why we are excited that DEV – because they know that the open web relies on collaboration and networked learning and are bringing that energy to Grant for the Web.
With this grant, DEV will:
- Run a DEV x Grant for the Web community hackathon
- Implement a payment pointer on DEV.to to serve as a key open-source example of the technology
- Enable DEV authors to add their own payment pointer
- Drive quality submissions to Grant for the Web's public Call for Proposals