Gnome Community Engagement Challenge, Ideas and Discussion

The Gnome Foundation recently announced the Community Engagement Challenge, in which people are supposed to come up with proposals for ways in which we can increase participation in open-source across the board and bring in new contributors from populations that have so far not been frequently, well, contributing.

You can win up to $21,000 (United States Dollars) for the first place winner, and there are money prizes for those who don’t make it as far.

It will have three phases:

  1. Idea: Written proposal with entry description and team background
  2. Proof of Concept: Basic prototype to demonstrate feasibility
  3. Sample Product: Deliverable end product demonstrating program goals

If you want to learn more about it, then you should head over to

Now, what sort of ways would you envision using elixir to do something in the challenge?