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Name: Linus Naumann
Social Media Handles
Twitter: @LinusNaumann - https://twitter.com/LinusNaumann
Discourse: Linus - Profile - Linus - govern.IOTA
Reddit: u/linus_naumann - https://www.reddit.com/user/Linus_Naumann
Linkedin: Linus Naumann - https://www.linkedin.com/in/linus-naumann-335957102/
Discord: Linus (Embrace the bee)#5313
Medium Linus Naumann - Linus Naumann – Medium
What motivates you to apply for this position?
I am a genetic engineer turned IOTA/Shimmer builder and educator. Since 2017 I promote IOTA on social media and educate the public through blog articles, Reddit posts and Twitter threads. In 2022 I left my traditional job at a renowned research institute and became a full-time IOTA and Shimmer entrepreneur and project builder.
Today IOTA and Shimmer are perfectly positioned for explosive growth in both adoption and market performance - if we play our cards right. Success will depend on us, the community, to use our resources like the upcoming Shimmer Treasury to actively invite, educate and motivate new builders and businesses to join our space.
As a grant reviewer I will use my scientific training and hands-on building experience to judge incoming funding applications fairly and objectively. Only with good judgement from the reviewer team can the Shimmer Treasury unfold its full potential to push our ecosystem to new highs.
What is your educational and professional background?
2010 – 2013 – Bachelor of Science in Biology (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
2013 – 2015 – Master of Science in Technical Biology (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
2015 – 2016 – Research Engineer at BRAIN AG (Zwingenberg, Germany)
2016 – 2019 – Research Scientist at Philipps Universität Marburg (Marburg, Germany)
2019 – 2022 – Dissemination Manager at Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Jena, Germany)
2017 – Promoting and educating about IOTA on Social Media
2020 – IOTA X-Team Simplify
2021 – Reddit moderator r/IOTA, r/IOTAmarkets
2021 – Educational blogging about IOTA on Medium
2021 – IOTA DAO Pioneers Idea-a-thon winner (with IOTA Content Creators DAO)
2021 – IOTA Treasury Bridge Fund Initiative (later Shimmer Governance)
2021 – Co-founder IOTA Content Creators DAO (Community-elected as Governance Coordinator and Customer Coordinator)
2022 – Co-founder Daobee (COO, Vision, Gamedesign, Marketing)
2022 – Co-founder TangleVerse (Vision, Coordination, Content Management)
2022 – Further involvement in (i.e. helping with content creation, review, coordination or other tasks):
TangleVerse Times (former Daily Degen)
Shimmer Academy (former CryptoWelter)
Shimmer Tweet Storm Initiative
IOTA Discord Spec-Channel (shit-talking and laughing about memes)
Educational Training Certificates
I can provide proof for my professional background and current involvements in crypto projects if needed.
What experience do you have relevant to this position (grant reviewer, Project manager, etc.)? Please describe
As a former scientist I was trained extensively in quickly understanding new and complex topics as well as how to think critically and ask hard questions early. In the past year I additionally gained extensive project management experience in the IOTA/Shimmer space by building up several crypto projects from scratch, often in great teamwork together with others. Further I am involved in a colorful bouquet of educational and promotional IOTA and Shimmer initiatives (see above for details). All of these projects are committed to the greater good for the IOTA/Shimmer ecosystem and include start-ups like the IOTA Content Creators DAO, TangleVerse (largest ecosystem website) and Daobee (Shimmers first free2earn NFT-creation game).
This combination of scientific training, first-hand building experience and large network in the space will greatly help me to assess incoming funding applications fairly and thoroughly. It will allow me to understand new ideas quickly and judge teams, ideas and budgets based on both facts and my own hands-on experience.
Are you a software developer? If yes, please provide info on your skills and proof of the projects you already have built/worked on (Github, languages, certificates, etc.)
I have basic coding knowledge in R for the purpose of data analysis and plotting, but I am no developer.
**Do you have affiliations that may cause a conflict of interest when reviewing applications? The community would like to know particularly if reviewers are involved with projects as a creator, on the board, or employed. Please list any projects or applications you have affiliations to. **
*Note: This will in no way prevent you from being elected to the position. It is the opposite. We seek experienced reviewers that are specialists in different industries. The reviewers with affiliations will not be able to review grants within their category; however, they will be great resources and act as subject matter experts.
I am involved and receive tokens or other benefits from the following projects:
- IOTA Content Creators DAO (Co-founder and community elected Customer- and Governance Coordinator)
- TangleVerse (Co-founder)
- Daobee (Co-founder)
Are you willing to sign a legally binding service provider contract and reveal and verify your identity through a KYC process with the legal entity of the Treasury Committee?
Note: KYC is required for this position. If you are unwilling to KYC and sign a service provider contract, you will not be accepted to the Shimmer Community Treasury.
Yes - I am willing to KYC and sign a service provider contract with the Shimmer Community Treasury.
Can you commit 10 hours weekly on average to work as a grant reviewer for the Shimmer community over the next 12 months?
Yes - I am willing and able to commit 10 hrs a week to the Shimmer Community Treasury.
If you are voted in the top 2 reviewers, you may have the option to join Growth Committee and work with the TEA representatives. In this case, you may need to spend up to 20 hrs a week for a few weeks in January and maybe February. Are you able to commit to this?
Yes - I am willing and able to commit up to 20 hrs a week to the Growth Committee and the Shimmer Community Treasury if required for the first quarter of 2023.
Are you willing to do KYC, sign an NDA with the Tangle Ecosystem Association and respect the Non-Disclosure Agreement if selected as a member of the Growth Committee? Breaking the Non-Disclosure Agreement may bring consequences financially and or legally.
Yes - I am willing to do KYC, sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), and absolutely will respect all binding effects within such agreement contracts.
** Provide any web links or supporting documentation you would like the community to see when assessing you for the Shimmer Community Treasury Grant Reviewer position. **
IOTA Content Creators DAO:
Discord: IOTA Content Creator DAO
A selection of my IOTA blog posts:
Parallel Universes and IOTAs breakthrough “Multiverse Consensus”:
Attention all IOTA-holders: You vote will control what happens to ~60 Terra-IOTAs – BUILD or BURN
Layer 0 – The real reason why Dominik Schiener said “IOTA is not an Ethereum killer”
A vision for IOTAs future ecosystem – The DAO landscape
Further involvment in:
TangleVerse News (build-up as part of TangleVerse)
TangleVerse Times ((helping out on the side, occasional content)
Shimmer Academy (vision and build-up)
Shimmer Infographics (review of many infographics)
** What is your long-term vision of the Shimmer Community Treasury? How do you see the Community Treasury affecting the Shimmer & IOTA ecosystem, and what does the Shimmer & IOTA Ecosystem look to you in three years? **
My goal is to let the Shimmer ecosystem grow in all its aspects: builders, token price and users.
This can only be achieved, if the network gets the public attention and influx of builders and projects it deserves. I wish to see the Shimmer Treasury to fund a healthy mix of start-ups and on-boardings of large project, as well as marketing and educational activities such as hackathons, videos, podcasts, newsletters and much more. I am not a fan of spending large sums on influencer- or billboard marketing. However, I will always listen to arguments first and let all sound and well argued proposals convince me.
Three years from now I see a bright future: IOTA and Shimmer will be the most functional, most decentralized and most adopted networks in crypto space. The Shimmer Treasury will have funded successful start-ups and hundreds of talented builders through its marketing and on-boarding efforts and by that helped immensely in that success.