The Bitcoin Foundation announced another notable hire on Friday morning.
The non-profit organization, which seeks to standardize, protect, and promote bitcoin usage, said they have brought aboard former NASA veteran Andrew Lampe as their new Technical Director.
His work began at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland working on the HIVE supercomputer, eventually moving to work at Monster.com in the late 1990s.
His work is extensive, as is his experience, and at the Foundation, Mr. Lampe will be responsible for leading the web development team, providing oversight for the Foundation’s technical grant program, and oversee corporate technology infrastructure.
Bitcoin Foundation’s Jon Matonis writes:
[blockquote style=”2″]His range and depth of experiences allow him to easily switch between the roles of CTO, lead architect and software developer, when necessary. Membership engagement is a priority and we’re excited to have Andrew’s expertise in developing that experience while maintaining high standards for integrity and security of the overall infrastructure.[/blockquote]
No surprise here, Lampe sees the potential in this digital currency.
“Bitcoin is pure technological genius. It’s convenience as well as ability to allow private and secure transactions is seemingly so simple, yet so wonderfully elegant,” he remarked. “It’s exciting to serve with the ecosystem’s leading trade organization, helping pave the way for the community to move forward and build great businesses.”
Mr. Lampe’s experience will be put to use with the deployment of a new Bitcoin Foundation website, which is slated to go live some time next week.