Community Lead

Speeks transitioned from music to Web3 community and content manager

What is your background?

I began the world of work dabbling in freelance music composition and being a production runner at the BBC. After my studies, I pivoted into the catering industry, where I learned a lot about process management by managing high-volume stores. I continued my creative media projects whilst in catering management, as that’s where my passion lies.

How did you become interested in web3?

I was working on some side projects with my friend and co-collaborator, Pulse (Creative Director at RareCandy3D), and he had been telling me all about the benefits of Web3 for creatives. At first, the new technology and terminology seemed so alien. Still, I could see it was an exciting technological and cultural shift I wanted to be part of, so we began collaborating on Web3 projects too.

How did you get started?

I applied for the Odyssey Bootcamp to get skilled up quickly and lapped up every second. I wanted to go deeper into Web3, so I interned at RareCandy3D for further experience and began to build from there. Things really got going when I started writing about Solana NFT projects; I picked up a lot of interest, which provided me with many exciting opportunities.

What is your role and what do you do?

I wear a lot of hats, to be honest. I’d summarise most of my work as community management, Twitter Spaces hosting and Web3 content writing. I’m a Community & Socials lead at Catalyst Hub, but I also advise and moderate for other projects as my schedule allows. 

How did you approach your web3 job search?

At first, I applied everywhere and anywhere, but as my writing picked up traction, that generated more leads, so I focused on content writing and following up on these leads via Twitter.

What was the hiring process like?

Every client and work opportunity has been different. Sometimes it’s an initial informal conversation, and at other times it’s completing a form that may lead to an interview. I’m technically a freelancer, so my experience will look different to those applying for more conventional salaried roles, but I think the hiring process still varies across the board. 

Any tips for people looking to make a similar transition?

I’d encourage anyone thinking about going full-time Web3 to make sure you plan for the long term. That will probably mean working on projects alongside your main gig for some time. You’ll need time to build your Web3 network and opportunities and to develop your Web3 skills and experience. It helps to be experienced in Web2 but be careful not to be overconfident, Web3 is a different ball game, and we all need support and time to develop in this new space.

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