Leveraging community development strategy, growth marketing, developer evangelism, remote operations, and strategic partnerships to reach software developers in 75+ countries around the world.
Throughout his career, Matt has much experience as a community growth expert with emphasis in emerging markets. He has been responsible for community development around various technology brands in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Mainland China, and three additional international startup ecosystems as AngelHack’s Director of Community Development.
While there, Matt contributed to the development of their global developer community that scaled from 50k to 100k members in two years, powered by 200+ global Ambassadors. Along with his team and the Community, Matt remotely organized 150+ hackathons for Fortune 500 companies such as Mastercard, Motorola, ABInBev, RBC, Barclays, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and UBS, all with the help of a variety of local tech partners, NGOs, universities, accelerators and government agencies that embrace startup culture.
In his previous role at J.P. Morgan, Matt was tasked with the challenge to wrap a developer community around Quorum, an open-source private/permissioned enterprise blockchain platform based on Ethereum. Throughout his tenure, the team developed a 50+ member global Ambassador program, grew the size of the community 3X, and spearheaded an immeasurable amount of visibility and support from the enterprise Ethereum ecosystem.
Accountable for helping the teams identify key stakeholders in the community, aligning incentives to empower evangelists, setting up collaborative online/offline events to increase education, deploying communication channels and feedback loops in the Community, and opening up available technology releases to software developers— increasing open source development on various APIs, SDKs, protocols and platforms.
His next endeavors are set on contributing to the next version of the web (web3), the future of Community development in the Ethereum ecosystem, and instigating a world where financial inclusion is accessible to anybody with internet connection.
Matt speaking at BLOCKCHAIN & BOOZE
How To Build Powerful Crypto Communities
On session 46 of Blockchain & Booze host Adam Levy welcomes “Bitcoin & Black America” author and CoinDeskTV host Isaiah Jackson, LunarCRUSH’s Jon Farjo, and ConsenSys’s Matt Wright who’ll be sharing tips on how to build a thriving online community! Each has an impressive portfolio of creating their own communities and influencing the growth others, so there’s a lot to unpack in this session!