We return to our blog series that focuses on the motivations and backgrounds of the individuals that make up Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC). The TSC is a group of community-elected developers drawn from a pool of active participants and is a core element of Hyperledger’s Open Governance model. The TSC is responsible for all technical decisions – from which features to add, how to add them and when, among others.
Now let’s introduce the next Hyperledger TSC member, Mic Bowman from Intel. Let’s see what he had to say about Hyperledger, his role in the TSC and the community!
Describe your current role, background and why you wanted to be a part of the Hyperledger TSC?
I lead the distributed ledgers research group in Intel Labs, focused on the use of advanced processor technologies for improving the scalability, resiliency, and confidentiality of blockchain technologies. The Hyperledger Working Group provides a channel for delivering new blockchain technologies to the broadest possible base of enterprise users.
What are the benefits of Hyperledger’s open governance model?
The open governance model ensures that interests of the community supersede the interests of any individual organization. It fosters an environment where companies can work together to deliver common building-block technologies that enable lost-cost experimentation and ultimately deployment of enterprise blockchain applications.
What advice would you offer other technologists or developers interested in getting started working on blockchain?
Blockchain is not one technology. It is an approach to solving problems of decentralized trust. To be successful, start with the problem you want to solve, not the technology you want use to solve it.