From the moment we open sourced Hummingbot as a CLI-based market making bot back in 2019, people have asked "wen GUI???"
While we knew that a graphical user interface would make Hummingbot more user-friendly, we chose to spend our limited resources on improving Hummingbot's exchange connectors and strategy template library.
We recently finished our fourth cohort of Hummingbot Botcamp with Demo Day, where participants showcased the custom trading scripts they developed over the course of the Botcamp intensive 6-week online core course!
The Botcamp participants in this cohort were a dynamic mix of enthusiastic software developers, enterprising startup founders, and adept quant traders, all keen on honing their own unique trading strategies and skills. Botcamp is a professional community with regular events, and numerous participants have forged strong bonds well beyond the program's duration.
Let's take a look at what Botcamp participants presented for Demo Day #4!
Roland wrote a script that creates a self-rebalancing portfolio based on a 1/N strategy, ensuring ideal diversification without the need for specific parameters, thus offering a satisfactory baseline performance.
Launching a new process that connects skilled community developers with stakeholders seeking dev work
Last year, we introduced the Bounties process, which has successfully addressed numerous issues and funded vital technical improvements in the Hummingbot codebase. Bounties have been $HBOT-denominated rewards provided by the Foundation to developers for resolving bugs or adding enhancements (such as new connectors, strategies, etc.) to the Hummingbot codebase. Given its significant impact and cost-effectiveness, we believe it's time to expand the Bounties program to the broader Hummingbot ecosystem.
Here are the milestones that Bounties have achieved:
68 bounties paid, resulting in 53 bug fixes and 15 new features and exchange connectors, including Kucoin Perpetual, PancakeSwap, and SushiSwap.
Total funds spent: 13,337,000 \(HBOT (\)67,000 currently).
Now, we believe it's time to open up these bounties to the broader Hummingbot ecosystem, so we are recasting them as Community Bounties.
Community Bounties offer a platform for those seeking development work on exchange connectors, strategies, bug fixes, and more to connect with skilled developers capable of building these solutions. As with past bounties, Hummingbot Foundation will oversee the entire lifecycle of Community Bounties, including scoping, assignment, QA/engineering review, and code merge / payment.
In December, we shared our ambitious technical roadmap for 2023, detailing the features and improvements we planned to introduce throughout the year. Today, we are excited to provide an update on the progress we've made, the milestones we've reached, and the exciting plans we have for the remainder of the year.
Every quarter, Hummingbot Foundation organizes Polls, an on-going initiative that lets HBOT holders decide how the Foundation allocates its engineering bandwidth and developer bounties across the components in the Hummingbot codebase.
This week, we completed the Epoch 4 polls, which prioritizes exchanges and strategies, and issues in the Hummingbot codebase for the April, May, and June releases.
Per HGP-24, we have ended the HBOT delegation system
In Hummingbot Governance proposal HGP-24, Hummingbot Foundation proposed to terminate the HBOT delegation system that was initially created to allow locked-up token holders to be able to vote their tokens. Since the lockup period has expired and these token holders are able to release the tokens into their wallets, the delegation system is no longer needed to enable voting participation.
The Discord Support Program program was launched on December 12, 2022 with the aim to foster active participation and problem-solving among members in Discord channels. During its 7-week trial period, it was exhilarating to observe a significant number of users earning HBOT rewards for providing valuable responses to community questions.
The level of engagement and support demonstrated by the members was exceptional, and we are overjoyed to express our deep gratitude to our top three contributors: SoothsayerX, MementoMori, and random-dude, who served as inspiring models of devotion and commitment. We also recognize and extend our appreciation to other noteworthy contributors such as ctraderxt, hbminerfan, wojak, Lawnel, JOE, yancong, and Lazydayz137.
Over the 7-week trial period, the community generated a total of 618 responses, earning a combined total of 945 points and rewarding 350,000 HBOT as incentives. This is an outstanding achievement and we eagerly anticipate seeing more community engagement in the upcoming months as we progress on our technical and governance roadmaps throughout this year.
Hummingbot Foundation started conducting quarterly Polls to give HBOT holders a say in the allocation of the Foundation's engineering bandwidth and HBOT developer bounties across the various components of the Hummingbot codebase especially, which exchanges are included in the codebase, and how much maintenance effort we apply to each exchange.
Epoch 3 polls prioritizes maintenance of exchanges, strategies, and issues in the Hummingbot codebase
Recently, we finished the first set of Polls, a new initiative that lets HBOT holders decide how the Foundation allocates its engineering bandwidth and developer bounties across the components in the Hummingbot codebase. We believe regular Polls will ensure that we can continually improve the aspects of Hummingbot that are the most important to the community.
Below, we summarize the results of the Epoch 3 Polls and outline the changes we'll make over the next quarter.