I’m David, from northern England, just outside of Leeds, West Yorkshire. That’s the land of Sean Bean (I don’t think he’s had one of his deaths today), tea addiction (yes, our entire country has a problem), and the kind of countryside that Robert Baratheon would view quite favourably.
I have absolutely zero software development experience and no tech background worth talking about. I really couldn’t code to save my life (probably literally; put a gun to my noggin and demand a few lines of vaguely adequate code from me in return for not popping a cap in me, and it’s a fair bet that you’ll end up wacking me, if not from the wager then certainly on general principle at my total lack of technical skills).
What I do have is quite a bit of experience in social enterprise and community-project type stuff.
And a somewhat insane idea for how to federate community currencies using blockchain.
By insane, I do mean nutty, by the way. “Her Majesty’s” Fintech Envoy for the North told me the other week that I’m 40 years ahead of my time, based on the work he did on a Royal Society report. Which was nice of him. Rather startling, but hey, you can’t look a slightly wonky gift horse in the mouth when it’s ridden by a government advisor you run into kinda at random.
Anyhows, I’m going to lurk for a bit and see what’s going on, then I might chime in a bit about matters pertaining to using tech in ways that benefit our shared society (as opposed to using it to funnel more cash into The Zuck’s Cayman Islands Money Bin, or where-ever he’s keeping it these days).
Oh, funny thing. I’m looking for someone who actually can code to work on my cool idea with me. I’ll post something about that when an appropriately polite amount of time of passed and it doesn’t just look totally random.
spends a while trying to find an appropriate emoji to signal good-natured British sarcasm and fails abysmally