Tell us about yourself and how you got interested in Web3?
Justin: My interest in Web3 began when I started staking and using liquidity pools on Solana. I was intrigued by the ability to make multiple transactions for a very small fee, which is not always possible on other chains. For example, on Ethereum, this wouldn't be feasible unless you're trading millions of dollars. As I became more involved in the Solana community, I started a meetup event where I invited founders of crypto projects to share about their work. One project I really like is Solana FM, which is an explorer with a great UI.
What do you look for when hiring Web3 developers?
Gilbert: In addition to technical skills, we look for a good attitude, a willingness to learn, and excellent communication skills. We believe that technical skills can be trained, but having the right mindset and interpersonal skills is crucial. Since there aren't many developers with extensive Web3 experience, we don't require specific website experience but look for someone who is interested in Web3 and willing to dive deep into Web3 courses.
How does a skilled Web 2 developer transition to Web3?
Gilbert: Transitioning to Web3 requires learning about the technical side of things and understanding what people are excited about in this space. We encourage our team to dive into courses about blockchain, learn Solidity, and explore newer technologies like zero-knowledge proofs. We also read blogs from sources like a16z to stay up to date on the latest developments in Web3. By combining technical knowledge with an understanding of what's exciting in the Web3 space, skilled Web2 developers can successfully transition to Web3.
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