John Pathfinder Lester

product, community, and fintech in Montreal, Québec, Canada

John Pathfinder Lester

product, community, and fintech in Montreal, Québec, Canada

John Lester has worked in software development, product design and management, knowledge engineering and online community building for over 20 years. He has led projects and teams in a variety of settings from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and his diverse background includes neuroscience, perceptually immersive learning, VR, artificial life, fintech, infosec and big data analytics.

With his background in neurology, John developed the first immersive medical education products and online patient support communities while doing research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. John co-founded the the first computer security hackerspace "The L0pht," he’s a long-standing member of the oldest white-hat hacker group "Cult of the Dead Cow," and he led the development of pioneering immersive learning education initiatives for Second Life while working at Linden Lab.

John currently works with private organizations building immersive multiuser online environments, peer-to-peer networks, and knowledge management systems that support collaborative work. He also works with open source communities like Ravencoin and Urbit on developing new business models and frameworks for social networks, financial instruments, and issuance platforms for traditional securities and digital assets.

His hobbies include being a friend to animals, drone photography, and fixing old clocks.

Twitter: @Pathfinder
Urbit: ~naltyc-wornes
PGP: pathfinder@dasfeb.industries
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You can schedule a meeting with me via Calendly.