I am the CTO of Monax - a legal tech startup who are betting the entire farm on decentralised tech and Hyperledger Burrow, on which we run our production platform. I am an excellent tree-climber and strong swimmer. I studied physics and maths at Edinburgh and Cambridge in the UK (the small island nation just west of France). I have been a software engineer for a little over a decade - working in healthcare, natural language processing, and distributed systems. I am the lead maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow and a current member of the Technical Steering Committee. I have a daughter who looks a bit like a frog.
I believe in open systems and not having to ask permission.
My wares can be found: https://github.com/silasdavis.
In my debut year in the TSC I have learnt a lot from other members and contributors about how to think about technical problems sociologically; away from the code. There are some very good experienced engineers, who often manage to say things worth reflecting on.
The TSC seems to work (surprisingly it does work) on a balance of self-interest, corporate interest, personal ideology, and community solidarity. These mixing and opposing forces are what produce good (or at least reasonable) decisions. It is in this context I believe I can make a contribution by providing a particular viewpoint as a ballast and contrast to others. In particular:
Aside from this I will endeavour to behave as a decent human being, encourage participation from people are different from me, and be less late.