Current Contributors

The following is a list of regular contributors to the Wiki. Each contributor's contact information is listed as a precaution - if one of these people ever contacts you directly, first check the contact information to see that it matches the origin of the message, and then feel free to get in touch with someone else on this list to verify the legitimacy of the original inquiry.


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Technical Education

Bill Laboon

Bill Laboon is the Head of Education and Grants at Web3 Foundation. Prior to Web3 Foundation, he spent five years teaching Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Bill also has several years of experience in software engineering and management.

He is the author of two books: A Friendly Introduction to Software Testing, an undergraduate textbook; and Strength in Numbers, a near-future novel set in a world in which cryptocurrency has eliminated traditional money.

Radhakrishna Dasari

Radha leads Technical Education at Web3 Foundation. Radha has a PhD in Computer Science and has three years of experience teaching Computer Science courses. He also taught a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on Coursera. Radha is excited to contribute to Web3 Foundation's vision by educating professionals and the general public about the WEB3 Technology Stack.

Emre Surmeli

Emre is a Technical Educator at Web3 Foundation. His background is in full-stack software development, education, and blockchain technology consulting. He is passionate about learning and teaching and has always kept a foot in education by designing and delivering software development and blockchain classes at General Assembly, Code Fellows, and Columbia University.

Technical Integrations

Joe Petrowski

Joe leads Technical Integrations at Web3 Foundation and was previously a Research Analyst at Parity Technologies. He focuses on making Substrate chain integration as smooth as possible, from educating users on Substrate and Polkadot fundamentals to building tools to create great user experiences and occasionally writing a bit of code. He also hosts the Relay Chain podcast.

Prior to working at Parity, Joe worked in shock and vibration simulation for satellite launch, algorithmic trading, and professional cycling. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering.

Past Contributors

The following contributors are no longer participating in an official capacity.

Danny Salman

Danny was a Technical Educator at Web3 Foundation who has a keen interest in blockchain and trust-free technologies. As a Technical Educator, Danny taught and documented Polkadot. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering and a background in philosophy & politics.

Alex Chau

Alex was a Technical Education Intern at Web3 Foundation. He has developed a deep passion for educating others on decentralized systems and pushing forward the WEB3 vision. Alex has educational experience in cryptography, data privacy, and enterprise security. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from San Francisco State University.

Jake was a Technical Education Intern at Web3 Foundation and studied Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati. He has been learning about blockchain technology since 2018 and has personal interests in peer-to-peer systems, network protocols, applied cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies.

You can now find Jake cracking the code at the multi-chain Polkadot dApp hub, Astar Network.

Bruno Skvorc

Bruno joined the crypto ecosystem full time in 2015 with the advent of Ethereum and created educational resources, tutorials, and newsletters for budding developers of the industry.

From 2019, he was a Technical Educator at Web3 Foundation. He is passionate about decentralization, censorship resistance, and transparency coupled with accountability, so he has found his passion in immutable ledgers of the present and future.

In a previous life, he was a web developer and senior PHP editor at SitePoint, which culminated in a book about web-dev-friendly virtual environments. In his quest for developer health, he likes to combine fitness and gaming and can be found in VR on Oculus and Steam as TheSwader. He also runs a weekly newsletter covering all things Web3 at DotLeap.

You can now find Bruno hacking the metaverse by leading the way at RMRK to create the next-generation NFT standard.

Anson Lau

Anson was a Technical Educator at Web3 Foundation. Before that, he worked as a Hyperledger Blockchain Developer to deliver B2B applications at IBM. He is passionate about staking, governance, cryptoeconomics, and privacy areas. Anson has been actively participating in the blockchain space since 2017 and creating video content to help different people understand how decentralization could deliver us a better future.

Kirsten Richard

Kirsten was a Technical Educator Intern at Web3 Foundation from Canada. She focused on curating educational content around blockchain and Polkadot network concepts. Kirsten has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and is passionate about teaching and technology.

Logan Saether

Logan was a Technical Educator at Web3 Foundation, where he worked on creating material for supporting the development of the next generation of distributed technologies. At Web3 Technical Education, Logan focused on creating the Polkadot Wiki as the central source of truth and knowledge for the Polkadot protocol. He contributed in creating written content and example applications that demonstrate how to use these new technologies.

You can now find Logan leading efforts to define the prediction market space at Zeitgeist.

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