San Francisco, USA
How are you directing?
I currently head up marketing at Namebase! Most recently, that's meant building out systems to ensure that the second someone discovers Handshake, they're motivated to dive deeper. This has included everything from writing our developer documentation, to coordinating launches for dLinks, and Namer News, to manually recruiting people one-by-one to the Handshake ecosystem. With time, I'll begin shifting my focus to growing the number of people discovering Handshake in the first place. I can't wait for that time, as it will involve the entire community coming together to educate the new influx of Namers. I'm looking forward to growing Handshake with all of you!
Link to efforts
Hello! I'm Jake, and I currently work at Namebase. I'm enthralled by the crypto space, was working an internship in Korea in 2017 through the ICO boom/bust, and have been following ever since. Before that, I worked at a film music studio, and spent my college years traveling as a part of the first class at Minerva Schools. Through Covid, I've learned to embrace my curly hair, actually start using conditioner, and have begun to value co-living a bit more.
How did you discover Handshake?
I'd been looking for projects to contribute to in the crypto space, and DeFi just didn't seem it. I wanted to work on something in crypto, which I knew was a potentially world altering field, that wasn't solely dependent on people throwing lots of capital at a coin. When I came across Handshake, it was evident that this project had the strongest application of blockchain technology I've come across yet, and I knew it was where I wanted to spend my time.
Interests & hobbies
I recently got back into videography. I made a few small docu-series when I was traveling pre-Covid, and just snagged a mirrorless Sony (looking for lens recommendations). Excited to get back behind a camera, will most likely start by helping a friend film some cooking content. Outside of that, I'm probably organizing a Spotify playlist, or out enjoying a meal and a bike ride in SF.