Name: Yaron Zimmermann // ExtraCoin
English Language proficiency: Level 4 – Full professional proficiency
- 2012 Abitur 1,5 / Highschool diploma grade A-
- 2020 Bachelors degree Interfacedesign graded A-
- ~8y Freelance Designer & Interfacedesigner
- ~2.5y Self-employed blockchain infrastructure operations
(1) about me:
I’m Yaron, Berlin’s own 31y/o tinkerer & maker by heart with a far above average amount of 3d printers and cnc-mills compared to the average European household. I hold a BA degree in Interfacedesign, having studied in Germany and Taiwan.
I have been freelancing in creative industry for ~8 years now.
Working with international clients in written and spoken terms on a daily basis, English has become second nature to me.
Away from keyboard (and Ledger) I have been playing for the most part of my life, I enjoy to “take flight” with my racing bike and some years ago started taking Taekwondo lessons which have been a great place of inner rest and peace of mind for me.
Having freelanced for many years I have developed my routines of productive and self-organized work over time, enjoy collaborativly working together in teams across the globe and usually put much dedication into my work.
(2) relevant experiences:
My journey of diving into the Moonbeam ecosystem started prior to the start of the first slot auction on Kusama. I contributed to both crowdloans, “took flight” and became a Moonsama holder of the earliest hours with “sub0” minecraft skills. Soon after I became a Moonbeam ambassador for Germany and moderator of the German telegram group together with Simon and Nikki. In that role I spoke about all things Moonbeam on a German crypto podcast [Spotify link].
Decentralized infrastructure and smooth node operations in these systems have become a part of my life I enjoy a lot (when things run smooth). Under the pseudonym “ExtraCoin” I’ve been running collator nodes for various parachains in the DotSama eco.
Motivation: I EVM && Polkadot. First Ethereum, now Polkadot. No denial, both Derek Yoo’s and Gav’s visions have been influential and inspiring to me. Any opportunity of meanigful participation is a source of motivation in itself. Being “in it for the tech” first and foremost, I have been attending blockchain conferences and events frequently and just recently came to realize that I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole up to a point where I would like to pivot and focus my career on decentralized permissionless systems. I consider myself lucky to have met so many smart and inspiring minds IRL on Decoded '22, Dappcon '22, ETH Berlin '23 and Protocol Berg '23 (which as a member of the DoD I helped organize) and have made many friends along the way.
Conflicts of interest: Despite not running any collation or RPC services in the moonbeam eco directly, as a node operator for several parachains and system parachains I am currently looking into entering the Orbiter program. Besides, there are no obvious current or future potential conflicts of interest I am aware of. Should any such conflicts arise in the future I shall publicly disclose them right away and abstain from voting on any associated proposal. Being a GLMR and MOVR staker since inception I guess is not a potential conflict but rather a boost of interest.
I am dedicated to devote as many hours as needed, regardless of weekends and holidays with no restrictions of attending regular meetings.
Supporting information // vision:
With the current heated discussions around openGov and the aim of the “Interim Treasury Program” to fully integrate into openGov, I am happy to join the discussion of finding the least flawed way for everyone and potentially suggesting improvements to openGov or its successor along the way.
Any Q’s left? <= feel free to reach out!
- Code of Conduct: I abide by the Code of Conduct with no exceptions.