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Looking for work

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Hi all!

I'm looking for opportuninities to work on core documentation, testing, and building valuable things like stronger onboarding tools.

I've also got a bunch of experience building apps in this space, supporting teams, wayfinding, and teaching.

If you've got a lead, I'd love to talk

tags: #scuttlebutt , #open-source

@mix

more context about #dark-crystal : we still have a month of funding, and we've currently got a bunch of grant applications we're working on as a team. If I can do paid work and give my lot towards extending the runway of that project I'd love to. If it gets morefunding I'd love to be involved more, but that could be anything from full-time to on call as needed.

@mix

the photo? : that's me up a pohutakawa tree. This is me at my best, comfortable, exploring, thoughtful. This also near where @alanna and I got engaged. I wanted to offer you something which was a bit more personal, and a little less business

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@ev

@mix, are you open to working in the service industry?

The reason I'm saying this is because I've run out of money a whole bunch of times over the past six years working towards making secure distributed social networking a reality.

I've always found that it's way easier to get a service job than it is to find leads in the tech industry -- just go down to your local restaurants at 2-3pm and ask for the General Manager. Tell them you'd like to try your hand at serving, or maybe even dish. Next, pick up some non-slip shoes at your local shoe store.

I've found working service can be very grounding. I'm constantly reminded that most people don't use Linux computers, don't know what Ethereum is, don't use secure social networks, and don't really care about Shamir's Secret Sharing. This fact isn't very inspiring, but it constantly reminds me that we have a lot of work to do before this technology is ready for mainstream audiences.

In fact, the last time I almost ran out of money was in San Francisco at the end of 2017 trying to get a tech job (again), and was grateful when someone finally broke it down for me in a blunt way: "Look, as long as you're working on data liberation, you won't work in The Valley -- all of these companies make money from harvesting user data, and they don't want to fund their competition." (or so I recall them saying).

Anyway, it's something to keep in mind if your runway gets shorter before anything appears.

I always find it comforting to know that there are service industry jobs everywhere, even with the tech industry being in the state that it is right now.

@mix

thanks for the suggestion @ev. I've done service work before and it's not a good fit for me right here right now.

@martin ➬

I am pretty sure there is a large overlap between #dark-crystal and #keyp. Also, identity is all about onboarding. You know where to find me. In fact, if you are interested, I will come down tonight ;)

@mix

Yeah I'd love to catch up @martin ➬. I'm meeting some former students to offer them some coop guidance (?) at ~6pm, so will probably be free by 7.30pm.

If it doesn't work, let's sort a call sometime soon

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Perhaps a good use of our time would be to find a good commercial use for ssb and convince them to make a regular donation to the stack, automating individual payouts.

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@martin ➬

I forgot I have a phone conf tonight :disappointed:

We'll catch up… maybe over lunch, or a Sunday morning at the beach?

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We're still looking for more people (and will probably forever be) if you want to devlop the javascripts.

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@mix

@martin ➬ and @neftaly would love to catch up (sorry I missed you at the ehf thing tonight martin, the speeches + baby thing didn't work out!).

What are the best channels to get in touch with people on?

@neftaly

I'll PM you my deets!

@martin ➬

Let's go for lunch sometime middle next week? Near where you are, happy to bike anywhere. Tuesday or Wednesday?

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@reconbot

@mix you land somewhere good?

@mix

Thanks for asking @reconbot. I've done a couple of small gitcoin tasks and now I've got about a months worth of work on ssb-maintenance.

I'm still interested in p2p leads if you have any <3

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