Kaicode is an annual open source festival, started in 2015.

This is how it works: First, you submit your open-source product to us. Then, our jury will review it. If your product wins, we give you a monetary reward and a laurel badge that you can attach to your README file.

In order to get into the competition, your product must be:

To win, your product must demonstrate the highest quality of code and development processes. In particular, the jury pays attention to the following (in no particular order):

It doesn’t matter how popular your product is or what programming language you use.

We reserve the right to reject any product without explanation.


There are three nominations:

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Perfect Product:

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Excellent Product:

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Awesome Product:

The money will be sent to you in Bitcoins.


These programmers are in the jury (in alphabetic order of their GitHub nicknames):

alex-semenyuk @alex-semenyuk

asomsiko @asomsiko

EpicStep @EpicStep

gvencadze @gvencadze

h1alexbel @h1alexbel

Ivan Ivanchuk @l3r8yJ

Natalia Pozhidaeva @pnatashap

SlDo @SlDo

Vatavuk @Vatavuk

Each member of the jury reviews up to four projects. In each review we expect to see “good”, “average”, or “bad” mark in front of every quality dimension listed above. The sum of all marks constitute the final mark of a project.

We are still forming the jury. If you are interested in joining, please email us.

Important Dates

Project submission:
31 May 2024 (Anywhere on Earth)

Authors notification:
1 July 2024

How to Submit

Submit your product through this form.


We are still forming the board of sponsors. If you are interested in joining, please email us.


These people organize Kaicode (in alphabetic order):

maxonfjvipon @maxonfjvipon

volodya-lombrozo @volodya-lombrozo

yegor256 @yegor256

If you are ready to help, please email.