John Pathfinder Lester

community, virtual worlds, and fintech in Montreal, Québec, Canada

John Pathfinder Lester

community, virtual worlds, and fintech in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Community | Knowledge Management | Fintech | Blockchain | Virtual Worlds | VR/AR | Immersive Learning | Healthcare | Product | Memes | Infosec

John is an immersive learning guru, virtual world pioneer, culture builder and online community creator. He’s led projects and teams from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and his background includes neuroscience research, infosec, fintech, knowledge management, software development and education.

John works with open source fintech projects like Ravencoin, developing new financial instruments and issuance platforms for traditional securities and digital assets. He's an active member of Urbit, building a new distributed platform for online communities and decentralized digital identity.

John also works with businesses and organizations to help them improve their collaborative work by developing systems that increase emotional bandwidth, cultivate empathy and encourage serendipity. As Chief Learning Officer at Billions of Us, he helps people change the way they learn and work in a world that has changed.

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.

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

Twitter: @Pathfinder
Urbit: ~naltyc-wornes (owner of ~dasfeb)
PGP email: pathfinder@dasfeb.industries (pubkey)

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