So, a bit about me…
Everyone knows me as Tree , and this is my long, short story:
I used to be mostly a programmer. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been the techy type who likes to try and learn new things. Exploring the unknown and mysterious has always been extremely interesting to me. I’m also a big fan of freedom (I consider myself an anarcho-capitalist), so I’ve been interested in technologies like BitTorrent, GPG, cypherpunk, Linux long before cryptocurrencies came to scene. I really love open-source (in any form or any shape).
Into cryptocurrencies I got 10 years ago, in 2013, when I first heard about Bitcoin and bought some BTC tokens through Localbitcoins from a local reseller.
A lot of time has passed since then and a lot of things have happened, but the important thing to mention here is the turnaround of 2017/2018, when I became fascinated with Ethereum and its smart-contracts. The first minted DAI using MakerDAO was the beginning of a journey of discovery for me, which I am still on.
I realized the full potential and certainty that this technology will change the world at the beginning of 2020, when I and other friends founded the first Czech-Slovak Ethereum community Gwei.cz, through which we started to spread content about Ethereum, smart-contracts, DAO, DeFi, Web3 to the local audience. In addition to online content, we also started doing various offline meetings like meetups, conferences or hackathons. For this purpose, I and others have established a non-profit organization called the UTXO Foundation, z.s., this organization serves as legal representation of our events.
Today I don’t code much anymore, I’m more into community activities and organizing and coordinating Ethereum and related events. Right now, most of my time is taken up by coordinating Prague Blockchain Week and organizing own conference Web3Privacy Summit #1, both which will take place in a month.
And why did I start Ethereum Event Gardeners? Because I love doing events, it’s great to see people getting to network each other or learning. When we building something together, like at hackathons, it’s an incredible energy. It seems to me that more coordination is needed, because really good events start to get lost in a bunch of nonsense. And also that we can be stronger together. It’s all about coordination, and EthereumEG is my contribution to that coordination, how to make it better and more efficient.
The events I organized
ETHBrno 2021-2023+ - lunarpunk hackathon focused on privacy & security
UTXO.22 (2022) - the largest non-english cryptocurrency conference in Central Europe (last year we welcomed almost 1200 visitors)
EthereumZurich 2023 - first community ethereum event in switzerland, I lead a hackathon here
Prague Blockchain Week 2023 - decentralized gathering of cryptocurrency enthusiasts
Web3Privacy Events - this initiative is just getting started, we will have our first summit (#1) in early June 2023
Other my important projects
BohemianDAO - The first Czech-Slovak DAO created to fund the local Ethereum ecosystem (philanthropy)
Also, I like minimalism and big books, I like every gadget, I ride an electric unicycle (EUC), I like crazy movies and TV shows, I listen to electronic music and I like to travel and explore the world (especially Europe!)
Well, that’s me! Thanks for your attention and if you made it this far