Season 6 Nominations: Developer Advisory Board

Season 6 Nominations: Developer Advisory Board


Please post your self-nominations for the Season 6 Developer Advisory Board here, according to the template and process outlined here.

Nominations must be posted on this thread by 19:00 GMT on Wednesday, June 5th.

Developer Advisory Board Nomination

If you are a delegate, please provide the link to your delegate profile: I am not a delegate

If you are a delegate, please indicate what % of votable supply is delegated to you: (voting power can be referenced here): N/A

If you are a delegate, please indicate your voting participation rate in OP governance to date: (You may link to your profile on Karma, if applicable.): N/A

Please link to your voting history and any voting rationale you’ve shared: (You may link to your Snapshot and/or Agora profile for voting history. You may link to your delegate communication thread, or any other medium you use to communicate with your delegators, to share your voting rationale.): N/A

Are you a representative of OP Labs: I am not a representative of OP Labs

Please elaborate on your technical background. Please include information about the layer of the stack you have the most expertise on:

I have spent my entire career working on low level systems and their security. Starting with my masters thesis breaking VPNs with tropical algebra, to spending two years working on the state of art automated market makers and ethereum core infrastructure, to now working on applied zero knowledge cryptography. I primarily work in rust and am interested in the intersection of mathematics, computer science, and philosophy. Anyone is welcome to view my technical contributions here: 0xJepsen (Waylon Jepsen) · GitHub

Please demonstrate any non-Optimism experience you believe is relevant to this role:

I spent the past three years working on ethereum applications and studying the security of their properties. I spent time building security tools for automated market makers and EVM sandboxes to understand economic security properties of decentralized financial mechanisms.

Have you previously served in a representative (appointed or elected) role in the Collective? If so, please specify which:

I had the honor to serve last season on the first round of candidates in the Developer Advisory Board.

Please outline your contributions, and their impact, to the Optimism ecosystem to date:

As mentioned above I served on the DAB last season where the board members and I evaluated the technical merit of different grant recipients in the optimism ecosystem.

Please describe your philosophy on what makes a good Mission Application:

A good mission application application should clearly contribute to the specified intent. The mission request should have a strong and clear understanding on the quantity of work needed to fulfill the mission. The amount of OP requested should be proportional to the work and impact.

Please demonstrate your ability to explain complex technical topics to a non-technical audience:

My experience in graduate school teaching computer science and math has taught me that communication of complex ideas requires a high amount of empathy. I find a great amount of fulfillment is helping people understand different topics and ideas. If the smartest person in the world is right next to you but cannot explain any of their ideas, then their brilliance is lost. I have authored a number of technical written pieces that can be found on my github aimed at readers with varying levels of technical background. Most recently was an audit of the Poseidon hash function with a grant from the Ethereum Foundation. If any self considered non-technical reviewers of this nomination are curious they are welcome to read any of my work and evaluate my abilities to communicate technical information.

Please disclose any anticipated conflicts of interest: If you are a top 25 delegate in another ecosystem, hold an elected position in another DAO, and/or are a multisig signer in another community please disclose here.

I do not hold any other positions other than my work as a staff engineer at an applied cryptography company.

Please verify that you understand you may be removed from this role via the Representative Removal proposal type in the Operating Manual:

I understand that I may be removed from this role via the Representative Removal proposal type in the Operating Manual:.

Please verify that you understand KYC will be required to receive Council rewards at the end of Season 6:

I understand KYC will be required to receive council rewards at the end of Season 6.

Please verify that you are able to commit ~7 hours / week to Board operations:

I am able to commit 7 hours a week to the board operations.

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