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Aragon challenge for Best Aragon Nest proposal
ethberlin, aragon, nest, grant, ethereum
# ETHBerlin: Aragon challenge for Best Aragon Nest proposal
[Aragon](https://aragon.org) is the most powerful and modular way to create and operate Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.
[**Aragon Nest**](https://github.com/aragon/nest) is a grants program to support the development of the ecosystem.
For the Nest program, the goal has always been to find **great people to work on common goods** that will produce quality results that benefit either of these two ecosystems as a whole. We are dependant on the prosperity of Ethereum, and others rely on Aragon to provide them tools for success.
There's a large stack of developers out there **who just want to create great things** without worrying about where they can get food on their table while working on such a common good. Not every project **needs** an ICO, not every team **needs** a business model, and not every piece of software **needs** a team or an employer.
A project can be funded without having to go through all the time, effort and stress that creating a token sale entails. A team might just want to build a single piece of software that isn't seeking to make a profit, just to get it out there. Someone might want to passionately contribute to the community and [#buidl](https://twitter.com/search?q=%23buidl) something by themselves and still make a living while creating that piece of software.
The Nest program was created to meet circumstances like these and provide funding to **those who wish to step up** and construct such relevant software. Therefore, **we are not interested in funding startups or monetizable solutions**. In order to achieve the best possible results on selecting which projects and ideas to fund, the whole process is made **transparent** through the [Nest Github repository](https://github.com/aragon/nest) and the only requirement is to be **open-source**. This also allows all the community members in the ecosystems to take part and comment on what [proposals](https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues) and [requests for funding](https://github.com/aragon/nest/pulls) they see as valuable.
The difference between the **proposal stage** and the **request for funding stage** is that in the proposal stage we will focus on determing if the **idea is worth pursuing** and should be considered for a grant. In the request for funding stage we focus on determining if **the team will be able to deliver and the feasibility of the timeline/roadmap, milestones and deliverables**.
**Learn more about hacking with Aragon in our _[Aragon at ETHBerlin](https://blog.aragon.org/aragon-at-ethberlin/)_ blog post!**
Feel free to stop by our booth as well for a chance to grab some Aragon swag!
- [**Aragon Nest repository**](https://github.com/aragon/nest)
- Browse the current [**proposals for grants**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues)
- Read the [**Frequently Asked Questions**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/blob/master/faqs.md) about Aragon Nest
- [**Guide for submitting a Proposal for a grant**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/blob/master/Guide_for_submitting_a_proposal_for_grants.md)
- Read the public announcement [**Introducing Aragon Nest**](https://blog.aragon.org/introducing-aragon-nest-1aa8c91c0566)
- Read the [**Launch of Aragon Nest**](https://blog.aragon.org/launch-of-aragon-nest-8d42d1a37595) post
## Judging criteria
The following criteria will be applied by the Aragon team when assessing the submitted proposals:
- The proposal **must follow the [Guide for submitting a Proposal for a grant](https://github.com/aragon/nest/blob/master/Guide_for_submitting_a_proposal_for_grants.md)**
- **Quality of submission**: We will evaluate the proposal and its quality while considering its usefulness as a common good for either the Ethereum or Aragon ecosystems.
- **Innovation and usefulness**: How much value the proposed solution will bring to the Ethereum or Aragon ecosystem and how innovative and novel the idea is.
- All proposals must adhere to the following grant sizes:
- **Funding**: From $50,000 up to $100,000 in ETH, split into chunks paid out over achieved deliverables.
- Pull Requests eligible for this bounty must be submitted in the [ETHBerlin-Bounties repository](https://github.com/ethberlin-hackathon/ETHBerlin-Bounties)
There will be just one prize, which will select the **Best Aragon Nest proposal** submitted by the criteria above.
- **Prize**: $500 USD in ANT
**The exchange rate for Aragon Network Token will be fixed at the price of ANT at 00.00 CEST on September 9th 2018 available in [coinmarketcap.com](https://coinmarketcap.com)**
**Some examples of proposals that have previously been accepted and granted funding by the grants program:**
- [Aragon Nest Proposal: **OS-level signing provider**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues/1)
- [Aragon Nest Proposal: **Pseudonymous identity solution within Aragon**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues/60)
- [Aragon Nest Proposal: **Scalable & Private Voting through Bilinear Pairings**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues/40)
- [Aragon Nest Proposal: **Sharding Implementation Client for Go-Ethereum**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues/35)
- [Aragon Nest Proposal: **Optimistic UI for Blockchain Interfaces**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues/21)
- [Aragon Nest Proposal: **Open source incentivization app for Aragon**](https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues/3)
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