Hey! I'm Dubbelosix. After getting a Master's degree in computer science, I started out as a software dev and over time transitioned into infrastructure engineering and devops with a focus on observability and performance. I have experience in both cloud and datacenter operations, which lends itself well to validator operation on Solana. During the past two years I started working in the blockchain space along with degen-ing a bit with NFTs and debating with Eth-maxis on the side, which is how 7Layer and I first made contact. Over the past couple of years, I've been learning Rust and recently started picking up Zig and Move. I have a continuing interest in high performance blockchains and love understanding protocols and their tradeoffs.
I became involved in Web3 and Solana in early 2021 and am one of the current moderators of the Solana Tech discord and Solana subreddit. What started as a fun little investment gradually became a hunger to understand more about the technological and economic aspects of Solana, and blockchains as a whole. I'm currently a neuroscience PhD student in the US but keep up-to-date with things on the Solana-front throughout the day due to my moderator role. Over the next few months I plan on developing some Linux admin skills so that I can provide backup help for the server, and dig more into data analysis regarding network health and performance, which I am keenly interested in.