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):

This doesn’t matter:

One GitHub user may submit up to three projects.

Jury members and festival organizers are also allowed to submit their projects.

We reserve the right to reject any product without explanation.

Rewards

There are three nominations:

perfect Perfect Product:
$2,048

excellent Excellent Product:
$1,024

awesome Awesome Product:
$512

The money will be sent to you in Bitcoins.

Jury

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

Important Dates

Project submission:
31 May 2025 (Anywhere on Earth)

Authors notification:
1 July 2025

How to Submit

Submit your product through this form.

You may submit more than one repository, but only one of them may win. We may reject some repositories without review, if they are coming from the same owner.

Participants

Not yet ready…

Sponsors

yegor256 @yegor256

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

Organizers

These people organize KaiCode (in alphabetic order):

maxonfjvipon @maxonfjvipon

volodya-lombrozo @volodya-lombrozo

yegor256 @yegor256

If you are ready to help, please email.