Gitcoin on The Changelog

Gitcoin on The Changelog

I was on The Changelog this week to talk about Gitcoin.  Listen here or in browser, below: The Changelog 281: Gitcoin: Sustaining Open Source with Cryptocurrency – Listen on Changelog.com Read the article >>

Phrase of the week: ladder of inference

Phrase of the week: ladder of inference

The phrase of the week for me is ladder of inference. Defined as the thinking process that we go through, usually without realizing it, to get from a fact to a decision or action. Here it is visualized courtesy of the systems thinker:   In the new year, my resolution is to climb the ladder of inference much more slowly than I did last year. ✌️   Read the article >>

Ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-changes

I’ve left Occipital to join the Consensys Mesh as the lead of Gitcoin.  I’ll miss the Occipital team, but am excited to be playing with blockchain tools full time.  Read all about it here.

Gitcoin: Push Open Source Repos Forward

Gitcoin: Push Open Source Repos Forward

Being steeped in the Boulder  startup community, I’ve seen how much value is provided in open source software, and also how little compensation is given to open source developers without a Corporate sponsor.  I’ve seen issues that die because of lack of ownership, seen developers quit projects because they are treated poorly, and seen plenty of half finished projects left to the dustbin of internet Read the article >>

Word of the Day: Stigmergy

Word of the Day: Stigmergy

I first learned about the concept of Stigmergy this week. From wikipedia: Stigmergy is a consensus social network mechanism of indirect coordination, through the environment, between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different agent. In that way, subsequent actions tend to reinforce Read the article >>