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Who are we?

Behind the 💻: OnlyDust

Hi friend! Welcome to the world of open-source. We are here to help guide you through your journey, whether you are a contributor, a project lead or a blockchain ecosystem interested in what we do.

Let's therefore start with some basic information on who we are and what you can expect.

Who we are

OnlyDust is the go-to platform for developers to contribute to the most challenging and exciting blockchain open-source projects, with rewards for contributions when applicable. We are currently collaboration with leading ecosystems like Ethereum, Starknet, Avail, Aptos, Optimism, Aztec, and Cosmos, with the promise of more to come.

With over 180 projects looking for help, we’ve built a strong community of thousands of contributors eager to jump into new projects. Forget about the hassle of searching for projects that welcome newcomers or dealing with complicated paperwork for grants. OnlyDust handles it all.

The cherry on top: you will be joining a strong and supportive network of people just like you.

More than just a platform

It's important to underline that we are not a freelancing platform. We operate on a pure open-source contributions model, where developers are compensated for their contributions if the project budget allows. This model ensures a focus on passion-driven development and community contribution, distinguishing us from typical contract-based platforms.

The value of contributing

Why contribute to open-source? For so many reasons! Open-source contribution is an open door to exploring new skills, languages, and diving into the exciting world of web3. It can unlock job opportunities, present new challenges, and integrate you into a dynamic global community of developers. The benefits are endless, and the impact is profound, both personally and professionally.

The Projects you'll encounter

We have more than 180 projects on the platform, primarily backend-oriented, with plans to expand into frontend, DevOps, design, product, and beyond.

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced developer, there's something for you. Our "newbies welcome" filter helps newcomers find projects where leads or contributors are committed to helping you navigate and grow.

You'll also see that each project is managed by one or more dedicated project leads. They will be your primary contact for reviewing your contributions, providing feedback and sending you rewards (if eligible). Each project has its own community, so be sure to join that as well!

Ready to start?

Joining OnlyDust means more than just using a platform. You become part of a large community of open-source contributors, ready to share knowledge and support one another. Whether you want to contribute, learn, or connect with others who share your interests, you've found the right place.