MEET THE DEVS – Battle Cards!

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Title:
Core Developer

Skills/Programming Languages:
Blockchain Mechanics, Deterministic Algorithms, Proof of Stake, P2P Consensus, Cryptography.

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX:
Staking zPIV, Deterministic zPIV, zDEX, bug fixes.

Favorite Energy Drink:
Dry Cappuccino

Previous Work:
Freelance Coin Development (coin creation, hard forks, block explorers, etc.)

Why Did You Decide to Join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
Initially, I was doing contract work, but once I saw a real community of people that were devoting serious time and work to non-development related aspects of PIVX, I saw it as something unique and with a clear future.

I saw a team of smart developers starting to be formed, and really wanted to be part of the team beyond a contract by contract basis.

Your Favorite Saying or Quote?
“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” -Scott Belsky

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
The best shirts and hats don’t display a brand or logo on them.

Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself!
I live in Salt Lake City and work in a small office full of local coders. I love coding and try to stick to the actual code of PIVX as much as I can, and try to leave as much of the decision making process, marketing, interviews, etc to all of the community.

When Did You Join PIVX?
Summer 2016

Tabs or Spaces?
Gotta press tab (or have your IDE insert spaces when you press tab)

Fuzzbawls

Title:
Core Developer

Skills/Programming Languages:
C++, Git, Github

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX?
Main Focus right now is updating core codebase inherited from Bitcoin.

Favorite Energy Drink:
Wine

Previous Work:
Many unnamed coins via contract work.
Other Previous projects: MintCoin

Why Did You Decide to Join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
The biggest factor was the team.
The secondary was the vision.

Your Favorite Saying or Quote?
“We don’t have enough privacy, we don’t have enough anonymity.” – Andreas Antonopoulos

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
PIVX

Rejectedpromise

Title:
Core Developer

Skills/Programming Languages:
C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, Angular, SQL, and a lot of frameworks

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX:
Anything that needs doing 🙂

Favorite Energy Drink:
Coffee

Previous Work:
Previous PIVX work: BIP38 encryption, multisig GUI implementation, sporks, random bugs. Currently working on: zPIV encryption, zDEX, custom zPIV backup path, multisig GUI tutorial, issues that show up on GitHub

Why Did You Decide to Join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
I decided to seek a core dev position after the community meetup in SF. I was blown away by how awesome of a team and community PIVX has. I enjoy working on PIVX because I prefer C++ over most other languages because it puts power into the hands of the developer, rather than languages like C#/Java/TypeScript which greatly restrict what a developer has access to.

PIVX devs also have a great culture regarding the openness of opinions, code reviews, collaboration. This leads to better solutions, from empowering everyone by knowing their opinions are valued and considered, even if the opposite of the current general consensus.

Your Favorite Saying or Quote?
“JFDI” – PIVX

“There are things we know that we know. […] There are things that we know we don’t know. […] There are things we do not know we don’t know.” – Donald Rumsfeld

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
Almost always wear a hat: mostly NEFF. Also, PIVX and HyperStake custom hats 🙂

Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself!
I am a full stack developer, by day, for a pharmaceutical software company. The company was a startup by a parent company for development of a new product. I was the 6th employee to be hired which shortly after grew to 28 employees. Since then, the parent company has consumed the startup company and product, which led to becoming part of an engineering department of 150+ developers. I am, and have been since I started, the youngest full stack developer across the whole department.

I am also the youngest PIVX dev 😉

When Did You Join PIVX?
Contractor: Dec ’16 – May ’17
Core Dev: August ’17

Tabs or Spaces?
Both. Tabs for general use. Spaces when more exact formatting is needed.

Furszy


Title:
Light Wallet Lead Dev

Skills/Programming Languages:
Software Architect, Decentralized Frameworks. Languages: c++ , java, js, among others…

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX:
Light Wallets

Favorite Energy Drink:
No preferences, I like them all except for the one with lemonade.

Previous Work:
Experienced and worked in several open source projects and blockchain projects such as Bitcoin, PIVX, IoP, and Ethereum, as well as peer-to-peer framework construction and mobile application development.

Why Did You Decide to Join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
I like the project and the community.

Your Favorite Saying or Quote?
“Do what you want, but do it well.”

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
PIVX and Unity logo.

Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself! 
Check Unity white paper.. https://unity-udx.io 😉

When Did You Join PIVX?
01/06/2017

Tabs or Spaces?
That’s not a question

Mrs X

Mary Maller

Title:
Cryptographer

Skills/Programming Languages:
Cryptography

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX?
Improving the zero knowledge proof used in Zerocoin to reduce the size of the transactions that need to be stored in the ledger.

Favorite Energy Drink:
Lucazade

Previous Work:
In terms of relevant work I spent this summer interning with Microsoft research and I also TA’d our Cryptanalysis course last year.

Why Did You Decide to Join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
I enjoy working with PIVX because it’s exciting to look into new ways to apply and improve zero-knowledge protocols. Also the team is really friendly.

Your Favorite Saying or Quote?
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign” – Einstein

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
A Ravenclaw crest

Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself! 
I am a PhD student at University College London researching zero knowledge proofs.

When Did You Join PIVX?
September 2017

Tabs or Spaces?
I use both. Please don’t judge me.

Jonathan Bootle

Title:
Cryptographer

Skills/Programming Languages:
Elliptic Curves, Post Quantum Cryptography, Zero-knowledge Proofs

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX:
Implementing Bulletproofs

Favorite Energy Drink:
Orange Juice

Previous Work:
Efficient zero knowledge proofs from a variety of cryptographic assumptions. Broke CompactLWE, NIST Post-quantum competition entry.

Why Did You Decide to Join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
Gain experience bringing theoretical developments into practice, and hopefully encounter some new and unique problems to solve.

Your Favorite Saying or Quote?
“Practice makes perfect.”

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
Skateboarding or MOD logo.

Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself!
I love playing fighting games like Tekken and Streetfighter and playing Werewolf.

When Did You Join PIVX?
2/1/2017

Tabs or Spaces?
I change settings so that the tab key inserts 4 spaces.

Warrows

Title:
Jr Developer

Skills/Programming Languages:
C++, git, java, C#, etc

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX:
Core wallet bugfixes and improvements

Favorite Energy Drink:
Nah, too much sugar in those things

Previous Work:
Software engineer for a big company.

Why Did You Decide to Join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
The tech choices in the first place, specifically staking and zPIV. And of course UPF, community, vision…

Your Favorite Saying or Quote?
Carpe diem

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
Minecraft or MtG

When Did You Join PIVX?
Q4 2017

Tabs or Spaces?
Spaces, of course.

Random.zebra

Title:
Jr Developer

Skills/Programming Languages:
Mathematics / Python, Java, C++, Javascript, VHDL / Sage, Maple, Mathematica, …C++, git, java, C#, etc

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX:
Currently working with the cryptography team to bring improvements to the zerocoin protocol.

Favorite Energy Drink:
Espresso, and lots of it

Previous Work:
I developed the SPMT

Why Did You Decide to Join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
Strong and competent team. Vibrant Community. It was a no brainer.

Your Favorite Saying or Quote?
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive – Elbert Hubbard

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
Propagandhi! wait… was it “band” or “brand”?

When Did You Join PIVX?
Pivian for over a year. joined the team in Feb. 2018

Tabs or Spaces?
Tabs, mostly.

Blondfrogs

Title:
Jr Developer

Skills/Programming Languages:
Network Cryptography, QA Automation, iOS Developer, Typescript

The Focus of Your Work in PIVX:
zDEX, Bug Fixes

Favorite Energy Drink:
Redbull

Previous Work:
iOS Application Building, Automation Testing, Network Cryptography Research

Why Did You Decide to join PIVX? Why Do You Enjoy Working in PIVX?
The ability to learn new technologies and expand my knowledge of crypto development. Pivx has a wonderful community and I love being a part of it.

Your Favorite Saying or Quote? 
“Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.”

If You Wear a Hat or T-Shirt, What Logo/Brand/Product Would be on it?
Redbull/Monster