Please tell us more about your background, how you got interested in Web3 and what you're currently working on?
I have my background in Economics and currently working as a community manager for one of the largest recruitment agencies within the space, Blockchain Headhunter.
I picked interest in the web3 space in 2017 from RChain Cooperative Blockchain where I worked as a contractor for weekly debriefs and content curation. My interest in Web3 sprang from concerns surrounding data governance and how it has become a very strong monopolistic weapon in the hands of tech giants and the insecurity it poses to our digital identity and assets.
Web3 promises greater ownership, control, and governance of our data in a counter-monopolistic way which minimizes data privacy risk and improves security and access.
You presently work at Blockchain Headhunter, could you please share how you got the job? And what are the strategies you're using to generate engagement in the community?
I applied for the role and spoke directly with my employer. I took a step further contributing to the communities on Discord, Telegram, and LinkedIn and making right some things not professionally done. I have got to learn a lot from my employer since our services are somewhat different from a typical Blockchain Project community.
Consistency is key. Posting two to three times across all the channels spurs engagement.
What hard and soft skills have been most helpful to help you succeed in Web3?
- Content curation
- Influencer marketing
- Brand marketing
- Insitutional networking
What would you say is the best thing about your job? The most challenging?
The best thing about my Job currently is that I work with a great and amazing team. Special thanks to @Michael Shlayen and @Owen Healy and @Eli. Moreover, it gives me a chance to connect with great people - Employers and Employees alike.
However, staying on top of your competitors and attracting employers can be very challenging. But, overall, it's a great experience.
What part should Community Managers play in web3?
- Public Relations
Tell us the greatest working day of your life. You're at home in the evening, thinking of what you accomplished. What made you so happy that day?
The greatest working day of my life was in October 2021. I had invested several hours building my first personal web landing page and by the evening I was done with the landing page looking very close to my template for web development landing page. That felt great and accomplished.
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What are the best decisions and the worst decisions you have made in this industry?
My worst decision was to take a break from the space for 2 years after working with RChain rather than progressing in more lucrative roles.
My best decision remains to return back to fully focus on space and tech-driven initiatives.
What is your favorite Web3 project? Among the people, you've worked, or interacted with in Web3, who do you admire most and why?
RChain was my favorite and also Blockchain Center Miami.
People: Daniel Figueroa, Leah McKelvie, Patrick Maguire, Jims Scarver, Chidindu Ojimadu, Scott Spiegel, Medha Parlikar, Kelly Foster.
What is your vision for your niche? What do you expect to come in the next few years?
My vision is to become an influencer in the Blockchain space and a Web3 software developer. I also hope to be a private equity provider or venture capital manager.
What quote has actually stuck with you and changed your life?
"Every organisation is a reflection of its leader" - Medha Parlikar
Any tips for beginners who aspire to work in this domain, but feel completely overwhelmed to even start competing?
Begin with entry and volunteer roles. Participate and share your opinion in the space. Stay connected with key people and be willing to do a mini task first.