Hi everyone. This is genuinely a scary thing to do but here I am, announcing my candidacy for Secretary of ExCo and Council. I will be submitting my policy documents before the deadline and will participate in the candidates AMA on Reddit.
For those of you who do not know much about me, I’m the Country Lead for NEM Thailand. I’m originally from Canada’s East Coast but have lived in Asia (Japan and Thailand) for about 13 years now.
To summarise the video link below, I have three basic areas of focus:
Communications- To be honest, most of the problems the foundation is facing is due to communication breakdowns or blackouts. Teams in LATAM need to know what the teams in Japan are doing, teams in the Philippines need to know what the team in Europe is doing. We need to have clear, direct, and respectful open lines of communication so that the teams on the ground and the council can both deliver information to you, the community in a more comprehensive way.
Developers-The Catapult roadmap needs to be acknowledged and released. It needs to be addressed by Council seriously and we need to find the blockages and pain points so that the core devs can feel confident moving forward. We need to give the core devs as much support as they need, be that hiring senior developers to assist, or to just provide feeback. Other teams of developers should be hired, OR community devs incetivized to work on new and innovative projects and services to roll out globally.
As I state in my video this may not be a popular topic. NEM has always been the ‘quiet kid in the corner corner who just gets stuff done.’ That has brought NEM to where we are today, but its not sustainable. We need a bit of name recognition, to give our ground troops a boost when they walk into a meeting with a corporation or government agency. We need to break out of our echo chamber of crypto news to really bring blockchain stories to the general public who still think negatively about blockchain.
I also wanted to say _Thank You So Very Much_to the community as a whole. Even when-especially when-we disagree, because we need a difference of opinions, new ideas, and sometimes a kick in the pants.
Please remember to make your voice heard. You don’t have to vote for me, just please vote and let’s move NEM forward together. We are ALL ONE NEM.