John Lester has worked in software development, product design, knowledge engineering and community development 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 immersive learning, online communities, infosec, VR/AR, artificial life, natural language processing and content analytics.
With a background in neuroscience and medical informatics, John developed immersive medical education platforms and online patient support communities at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He co-founded L0pht Heavy Industries, one of the first computer security hackerspaces in the US, led market development in education at Linden Lab, and has worked on community and product development for Ravencoin, an Open Source community-organized project building a blockchain service as the rails for assets and securities.
John is currently focused on Technical Product Marketing at Oneiro Inc., developing a new buoyant digital currency that is designed and optimized for the long-term store of value.