johnnywu/

johnnywu/

Role
NB Staff
City, country
Berkeley, California
How are you directing?
I'm helping direct Handshake by encouraging newcomers to become Namers, and helping Namers become Directors. I'm doing the former by creating knowledge resources (e.g. the Learning Center) that make it easy to understand and get started with using Handshake names, and the latter by showcasing our existing Directors' efforts and by sharing more concrete ways Namers can contribute. On the side I help bid on names for friends and influencers to gift to them.
Link to efforts
Background/bio
I was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 as an Energy Engineer. I had the chance to take a year to backpack around Asia, after which I began working at Namebase! Fun facts: I speak Mandarin, I'm an Eagle scout, and am scuba certified!
How did you discover Handshake?
I was giving a ride home to friend of a friend who I had just met (Andy) and shared that I was looking for a role that involved "talking a lot with people". He subsequently introduced me to Tieshun who at the time was hiring for a community manager, and the rest is history. Prior to this, I had absolutely zero interest in the blockchain space and even less in DNS but after realizing Handshake made it possible for me to own the entire URL instead of just a subdomain, I sold all of my Tesla and Nio stock and now live and breath HNS!
Interests & hobbies
Basketball, snowboarding, scub diving, tai chi
Outreach efforts
Content creation
Development