What’s up, Shardeum Community! Hope all is well and everyone is excited about Shardeum’s debut on betanet.
Over the last few decades, we’ve seen quite the evolution in internal collaboration and communication in the workspaces we occupy: both physical and digital. New tools and tech have brought about immense change in how we build products and services as a team. This blog, though, avoids discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the current “always-on” culture in workplaces, which is made possible by the use of these tools. That can be a topic for another day. Today, I am here to espouse how these tools have helped to decentralize the workplace and enable a more egalitarian one through borderless and asynchronous collaboration in and out of organizations. Helping fit work to your lifestyle versus the other way around. Enabling you to collaborate with people anywhere and everywhere in the world.
Here are the tools we use to collaborate on Shardeum:
Discord: This might be the most visible tool to the community that we use. We use Discord to engage with our global community of users and developers, among others. It is also the primary tool that our engineering team uses to build Shardeum, thus also allowing them to connect directly with our Shardeum community. Check out our Discord here: https://discord.gg/shardeum
Slack: We utilize Slack so our Foundation team members can work together asynchronously, as we have team members on nearly every continent and many time zones.
Telegram: Our team often needs to work together with partners, developers, vendors, and investors, and it’s common for us to use Telegram for this – a secure messaging app. You can join the Shardeum Telegram here: https://telegram.me/shardeum
Google Workspace: We use Google’s suite of tools for presentations, video calls, document collaboration (Sheets, Docs), and of course, for our email and calendar management.
Restream.io: Shardeum does quarterly product demos & updates to our community, and organizing the presentation (built on Google Slides) is quite the group effort. We use Restream.io to do day-off “backstage” coordination and to live-stream our presentations to our YouTube audience.
Notion: For an organization like ours, it is necessary for us to have an internal wiki and project management solution – Notion is perfect for this and can be customized to our needs specifically. It enables new team members to access all the information they need to easily and efficiently for a seamless onboarding and immediate contribution to the project.
What Does the Shardeum People Ops Team Use?
Greenhouse: Our applicant tracking system (ATS). It enables us to work directly with candidates and hiring teams in one place to navigate the recruiting process.
LinkedIn Recruiter: This is one of the most powerful tools in a recruiting team’s arsenal – it allows us to efficiently source and engage with many candidates that fit the skills and experience needed to work on the Shardeum project.
What Does the Future Look Like for How We Work Together in Web3?
The most glaring thing about the above-mentioned tools is that they are all centralized Web2 companies and their products. I believe as the UX of blockchains (i.e., scalability/cost) improves due to projects like Shardeum, we will see all the tools above switched out to decentralized Web3 apps that support the use cases listed in this blog.
Comment below or send our team a message if you know of any good decentralized replacements for what we are using! You can now find career opportunities readily by visiting our careers page on the website here – https://shardeum.org/careers/
About the author: Jereme Holiman is VP of People at Shardeum. Previously, he served for 4 years as Co-Founder & VP of People at Clyde Technologies. Prior to Clyde, he Co-founded and ran operations for UrbanStems, a DTC floral and gifting company. He lives in Southern California with his wife and 2 young sons and is excited about the ambition and promise of the Shardeum project, and looks forward to supporting its growth and launch. You can follow/connect with the author via Twitter, LinkedIn, and email.
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