Symbol has the best community managers in the world

Symbol community managers: equipped with the firepower to go stratospheric

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Did you know that the Symbol community has the best community managers in the world? That’s what high pressure does. It creates diamonds. And there’s been no shortage of pressure since Symbol launched in March. Over the last 10 months, several NEMbers came to help with the build up to and aftermath of Symbol’s birth. Their progress has been rapid — because it has needed to be.

Now, the way we monetize ourselves is changing. We are completely self-financed. To continue our work, we rely on node delegations and donations to maintain the same standard. And we have already adapted at breakneck speed. Now we have all spun up nodes, furthering decentralization of the blockchain network and giving us a chance to earn from decentralized sources.

We are learning Python, mining liquidity, writing blogs, developing our social media skills, reviewing articles, selling NFTs, engaging in DeFi. We’re recording our progress on GitHub and HackMD. You name it, we’re doing it. Plus teaching others how to do the same thing.

Top Symbol Community Managers

We understand that we are far more powerful when we look to ourselves for solutions and ways to get better. That’s what blockchain allows us to do. The following community managers have all shown through their actions that they understand this — and are now setting the benchmark for performance:

Alessio

Node: node.symbolitalia.com:3000
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alediemmee

Alessio immediately impressed with his understanding that blockchain represents a revolution in digital ownership — relying on yourself, and taking care of your own goods, assets, and data. His work in the Italian- and English-speaking communities has been very valuable, and he has established a strong reputation in a short time period. He is known among the thousands of community members he’s interacted with for his zen-like approach to public interactions, his relentless niceness, and ability to explain difficult concepts clearly. He is a hypnotist, naturally curious, and runs a node on the Symbol network, embracing the need for decentralization. Like many of his colleagues on the moderator program, he has also been learning Python coding and exploring applications. He is also now starting to explore his strong reporting capabilities, using GitHub and HackMD to further establish his voice in the ecosystem. Alessio also has a very strong background in HR and marketing, so this combination makes him an incredible community manager and a XYMbassador with a unique skill set.

Angel

Node: http://202.61.199.238:3000
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bestgoldangel

Angel first came to my attention with her incredible work keeping the Russian NEM/Symbol community well informed and positive. It was not an easy group to handle, but Angel proved excellent. In the run up to Symbol launch, it became clear that we would need her professionalism to help handle the tsunami of activity on the forums in a more structured way. Every week, without fail, I would receive detailed and informative reports on community sentiment, with supporting evidence and strong conclusions on ways forward. This feedback was always very valuable since it served as the basis for many content ideas. Exceptionally strong with social media, she has mastered several formats and is known for producing exquisite visuals and strong messaging to help raise awareness of key community issues. She communicates fluently in Russian, Italian, and English, which has proven invaluable to maintaining cordiality and positivity between these three key language groups. By establishing nemitalia.io, she was vital in the establishment of our Italian community’s social media presence. She has also been instrumental in helping our English-speaking communities stay informed and engaged, often ranking top on Lunar Crush social media for her engagement and reach. Her cultural awareness is unsurpassed and is the Symbol community leader who has established the strongest relations with our Japanese community. To augment her growing skillset, Angel is progressing well with her Python learning and is becoming a role model for her own communities to expand their own tech skills. Reliable, hardworking, and talented, there are a lot of reasons to delegate to her node and maintain her output and support.

Carlos

Node: http://node.symbolblogespanol.com:3000/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/todo_nem

In the runup to the launch of the Symbol blockchain public mainnet, we needed to find a strong Spanish-speaking moderator to join the NEM HUB moderator program, with the role planned for expansion into opening up business opportunities. Significant business development plans were underway at that time, and so we needed to be prepared. Latin America was an area where expansion seemed likely at that time, given the region’s potential for crypto adoption. Carlos first came to my attention with his work on the Spanish-speaking Telegram channels and Twitter, where he was already established as a voice. Having worked with NEM as an ambassador in the past, he was already working to grow the community. Since then, Carlos has continued to demonstrate his talent on social media, handling the Telegram, and working in a variety of other channels. Prompted by NEM’s recent change of direction towards being a tech-focused protocol, Carlos adapted quickly. He has now re-engaged with coding. He is working closely with the other community managers to develop his Python skills. Despite several difficulties associated with where he’s based in the world, Carlos has defied the odds and also now runs a node — furthering decentralization of the network. What’s more, he runs a blog where he produces translations and commentary in Spanish on current tech developments in the Symbol community. This is currently the leading source for Spanish-language news about Symbol, and Carlos was the first to understand this need. Capable, determined, adaptable, proactive, and easy going, Carlos’s other core strengths are his interpersonal skills, which is the main reason for his strong community relationships. A natural mediator, but not shy to speak up for what he believes in, these are just some reasons to delegate to Carlos’s node.

CB

Node: XYM.farm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DjCellBlock

I first met CB in late 2020 and saw huge potential in him. After recruiting him to the NEM HUB moderator program, he became instrumental in the early development of the Symbol blockchain community. When he learns a new skill/technique/process, he is excellent at documenting it and teaching others to do the same. He has done this with spinning up nodes, setting up liquidity mining, and writing up a series of guides on harvesting. He is dedicated to his community, answering all questions thoroughly and comprehensively. A musician by background, he has built a huge social media following of over 150,000, who are now being introduced to the musical applications of blockchain technology. He has also developed his coding skills considerably, using Python to build musical apps, among other things. This combination of technical expertise, along with a powerful social media presence, and his kind, helpful and positive nature make CB an incredible XYMbassador.

龙クリス (Dragon Chris/DTBYChris)

Node: xym525.allnodes.me
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEM_Taiwanese

What can I say about 龙クリス (Dragon Chris/DTBYChris)? We were looking for someone reliable, hard working and with strong communication skills in English and Chinese to help drive the Symbol community forward in China and Taiwan. It was so difficult to find someone, and I spent a long time looking. After examining the Taiwanese community, and getting some good pointers from others, I was recommended to speak with Chris. He has many qualities. With a background in trading, he understands the motives of many people who join crypto for the first time. To me, his progress shows what is possible for the Chinese-speaking community in terms of their development. He is excellent at liquidity mining, for example, and his techniques make him the top-performing community member, even though he likes to give the credit to others. However, he is aware that any blockchain ecosystem is dependent on the technical prowess of its community members. In response to this need, Chris has been learning Python, JavaScript and studying other community examples of building apps on Symbol. By sharing his progress on social media, he is now starting to inspire other community members to do the same. I had very little experience of dealing with Chinese-speaking community managers before I met Chris, but I can say that I am extremely impressed with him. He brings real value to the ecosystem, and acts like a gateway to Asia for us. He is kind, funny, considerate, engaging and positive, and I have nothing but the very deepest respect for his abilities as a bridge between China, Taiwan, and the rest of the world.

Hexagon

Node: node.symboltr.blog:3000
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hexagon_tr

I first met Hexagon during the Symbol launch. He was active on the forums, and I found him to be very helpful in managing the Turkish-speaking community. This group had risen from zero to over 7,000 in the space of a month and we needed someone professional, informed, and friendly to assist with explaining opt-in, distribution, and other technical questions. Hexagon proved to be an excellent community member. Once he joined, our Turkish community responded more positively. They began focusing on the actual blockchain itself — its potential to encourage financial freedom and equality of opportunity — rather than just the token. We still have a way to go, but this impetus was in large part was due to Hexagon’s relatively high level of blockchain technical expertise for a community member. We were a bit shocked, but in the nicest way possible. Since he has joined our program, he has engaged in informative and illuminating debates with the core developers about ZKPs, roll ups and other deeply technical issues. Only his humility and shyness prevent him from engaging more, which we are working on. Not only that, but Hexagon is very adept at explaining these concepts to his community in a way that is easy to understand, which is a remarkable talent. When it comes to community members improving a Turkish audience’s technical abilities, Hexagon is one of the very best there is. Yet another node owner worth delegating to.

Klim

Node: nis2.host
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeranKlim

Klim was a NEM Group community manager when I joined and was there on merit. He was a self-starter who gave birth to the Russian speaking communities more or less on his own. This doesn’t even cover the work he did to maintain NEM Italia when all looked lost during the bear market. I respected that track record and level of dedication. I also wanted to work with existing community leaders as much as possible to retain continuity. I got lucky because Klim has proven to be an exceptional community manager. A self-starter with a very strong work ethic, these qualities serve as the foundation for his excellence. A native Russian speaker, his English skills mean that he has become a great translator of technical documentation in this language pair. His social media skills are beyond compare, with a ridiculously big TikTok following and strong showings on Twitter and other platforms. Klim is helpful and cooperative — that’s what defines his value to me. Every time I ask him to help others, he does it immediately and with relish. Thanks to his help, we have developed a very strong roster of community managers in the Symbol ecosystem. He has been fundamental to that growth. He is a strong generalist too, which means that he is often a pivotal part of any campaigns and activities we work on. I would say that Klim is one of the very best community managers I have ever worked with, and his potential is enormous.

Nia

Node: http://194.233.76.219:3000/node/info
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Niashabid17

It is rare to find many women in the blockchain space. So when I first met Nia, I was pleasantly surprised. I looked into her social media work, and her expertise with dealing with difficult situations in public, and was impressed. Since joining the NEM HUB moderator program, she has consistently surprised us all with her rate of progress. She began by moderating our Indonesian community, but soon became a communication mainstay for our English speaking Telegram and Discord groups. Her Twitter reach is strong too, and she is now developing her Python skills. Nia understands the need to be a T-shaped generalist, and has demonstrated a quickness to learn new skills and techniques to adapt. With HackMD and GitHub accounts in place, Nia has already shown that she is a worthy owner of a node to which the Symbol community should delegate. Despite not being showy or ostentatious, Nia has quietly built a very strong reputation within the burgeoning Symbol community and this is no accident. She is incredibly reliable, patient, sincere, decent, and kind in her dealings with her community. They appreciate her and the same can be said for everyone I’ve met who has encountered Nia’s unrelenting professionalism.

Samiur

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamiurR76186237

The first thing you’ll notice about Samiur is his proactivity and willingness to learn. Despite English not being his native language, he is able to communicate clearly, which dovetails strongly with his excellent Hindi and Bangla language skills. These are growing markets and so I knew that Samiur would be a valuable addition to the NEM HUB moderator program on that basis alone, to help budding developers in this region become better acquainted with Symbol. After some months of watching how well he was handling our Bangla and Hindi speaking community members, we decided to ask him to join our moderation efforts. However, this represented just the start of his rapid development. Since joining the other moderators and learning together, we have been continuously bowled over by his progress. Working relentlessly and often for extensive periods, he began by answering questions, helping with tech problems, and other tasks to help ease the burden on the rest of the Symbol moderators. During the post-launch period, he then finally had time and space to develop his social media skills, and provide very useful translations of core developer tweets/updates to his community. A university student, he is currently waiting for his studies to resume. But he is already putting his time to good use and started learning how to build apps using Python. In my opinion, if he maintains his current rate of progress, Samiur is set to be a leading XYMbassador for the future.

Tolga

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tolga_celik

I first met Tolga when, pretty much out of nowhere, he had built a Turkish NEM community of around 7,000 people. This was a phenomenal achievement in such a short space of time, and demonstrated Tolga’s ability to attract an audience. Although they were mostly speculators, and therefore not particularly able to help improve the protocol, Tolga adapted quickly and has been working on setting a new tech-based tone. While we worked together, I became aware of the breadth and range of his Turkish-language articles on various aspects of blockchain and crypto. He also regularly shares his viewing figures with the group, and his stats are very strong. He also produces insightful and well produced videos, explaining his thoughts and opinions on current events in the industry. His reporting skills are very good and Tolga would provide me with regular and adhoc updates on community sentiment, outstanding issues, points for improvement, and a range of statistical analysis. He is an excellent translator for the English-Turkish language pair, and is able to present complex and arcane concepts and terminology in a way that his audiences find easy to understand. On a personal level, I have always found Tolga to be decent, hard working, trustworthy and has huge potential to continue growing in the blockchain/crypto space. He is also a great manager of people, working closely with Hexagon and other community members to develop their skills.

If you know of anyone working hard to help the Symbol community who has been missed off this list, please send me a note and I’ll make sure their contact and node details are included in this guide.

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