Challenge Project

Start a co-op

Collective governance for a more open hackathon scene 🧡

📂 Demo

Building momentum from Hack:Org:X we are starting a cooperative for open hackathons.

Our goal is to be of practical benefit to:

(1) All people

Who want to join or start hackathons, but are lacking resources, knowledge, a community, or other supports. We run a community calendar, create platforms where you can connect to each other to form a team, look for a good location for your event, review the outcomes from a hackathon, or discuss any other practicality.

(2) Org-teams

Who are looking for open alternatives (in terms of access to software, hardware, design, research, concepts, challenges), and wish to express commitment to fair, ethical values in their events.

(3) Developers

Who build or would like to connect to open source hackathon tools, from dribdat to dridbot to dribdee and far, far beyond.

(4) Hacktivists

Who are seeking visibility, a chance to pool some data, and a non-commercial vehicle in which to connect and express differences of opinion. We help you to use open data and hackathons to mediate and connect across tech & social gaps.

(5) Researchers

As well as citizen scientists, together making an impact of society through deeper understanding of performance measurement and timeboxed collaboration. We can promote and support your activities, collect data at events, apply scientific insights into our designs.

(0) You!!

If you are in one or more of these groups, you should consider joining the new cooperative:

  1. Start by reading the Statues
  2. Join with a Pull Request on Members - or just use our Open Collective page.
  3. Further instructions can be found on Git repo along with other documentation.


  • We forked the POSMO coop's repo as a starting point - read about them in this fresh article ( - in German). This can be translated and become a legal anchor for our activities.
  • There are good instructions and support options for Swiss co-ops through idée coopérative, and more domain-specific pointers at
  • We are also fans of Ethix, MIDATA, HestiaLabs, Genossenschaftsmonitor, Open Data Services (UK) and are inspired by the VillageOffice story (DE).
  • It's a work in progress B^D and we could really use your support and encouragement to get this launched. You can also send seeds or other physical objects to our SharedSpace at Könizstrasse 298, CH-3098, Köniz, Switzerland


A Data Cooperative with a focus on performance measurement, established to collectively manage data of, and derive added value from, evidence of personal and shared engagement.

This is especially relevant, but not limited to, knowledge work, accreditation steps, and volunteering done outside of your home or workplace. We are inspired by athletic performance, where keeping personal and collective statistics is a well established practice. Yet it is concerning to us when human performance data is misappropriated for targeted advertisement, manipulative personnel management or recruitment, misleading analysis or automated decisions with questionable ethics.

Open platforms should benefit all people, supporting the communities that form around hackathons, timebanking, coworking, repair cafés, open source projects, and other new modes of working. The basic purpose of the cooperative is to maintain, develop, and educate people in their application.

Join us today and be a cool Dribda! ⁂ 🚀

To become an eligible member, you will need to purchase 2 shares in the first year, and 1 share every following year. It is easiest therefore to make a one-time share purchase, followed by a recurring annual membership. See detailed instructions and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Übersicht – Overview

Rechtliche Grundlagen - Legal Basis

Operatives – Operations

“Rarely do all the participants using a resource have identical investment or harvesting power” -- Ostrom 2009b in Fennell 2011

This repository is a fork of posmocoop/general, and is licensed with CC0 1.0 Universal to assure future reuse.

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Added links to idée coopérative and

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Event finished

News from a project partnering with Switzerland's first data-coop, MIDATA: approches - BFH

16.05.2023 09:43 ~ loleg

"We need data collaboratives in CH and Europe. We need to learn from Elinor Ostrom, and treat hackathons as catalysts, bringing actors in certain fields together, to govern the data commons to build and govern the data commons." -- André

04.05.2023 17:01 ~ loleg

Event started

"Let's do it!" -- Elijah

04.05.2023 16:59 ~ loleg


"Nice" 💬 "You are moving forward" ⌚👍

04.05.2023 06:48 ~ loleg

Joined the team

03.05.2023 23:27 ~ loleg

Repository updated

28.04.2023 23:56 ~ loleg

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Contributed 1 year ago by loleg for Hack:Org:X v.1
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