I used to work as a full-stack dev where we tackled the scalability of our platform. We built a new architecture with horizontal scaling in mind using micro-services (with FeathersJS, Docker, K8s and PostgresQL) and micro-frontends (with React, Redux and Material-UI) which ended up being socially scalable as well, allowing multiple autonomous teams to work in parallel. Although the tech was amazing and I had the freedom to move around different parts of the stack, I felt like the potential of the tech was limited by being closed source and by competing with other businesses instead of collaborating - considering that business is a positive-sum game. Besides being inefficient it made me really unhappy because most of our value was captured by big corporations (which could afford our services) therefore rising the entry barrier of new players. While trying to make my voice heard, proposing changes towards a sustainable open-source ecosystem, I realized how opaque and rigid our governance model was. Luckily, this was around the time I went down the crypto rabbit hole. Now I’m enthusiastic about Web3 & lowering the transaction cost of human coordination.
Commitment: Full time