Bob Summerwill is Co-Founder and CTO of Varro Technologies, a community leader for the Ethereum Project and Community Ambassador for CryptoChicks.
Bob has been programming since 1984 and a professional software engineer since 1996. He started his blockchain journey in 2014 and he has been building bridges to enterprise and towards mainstream adoption since 2016.
Originally from the UK, he has lived in Vancouver since 2003, and is now a dual citizen of Canada and the UK.
He was foundational in the creation of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, working full-time on that project for ConsenSys from October 2016 to October 2017. He co-presented the Technical Roadmap at the EEA launch event and served first as Secretary of the Technical Working Group and subsequently as Vice-Chair of the Technical Steering Committee.
That role followed a spell at the Ethereum Foundation, where he was a developer on the cpp-ethereum client, leading a major refactoring and revamp of the codebase (cpp-ethereum-1.3.0 "Homecoming") and led a failed effort at re-licensing cpp-ethereum which was intended to open up the possibility of an Ethereum client within Hyperledger seven months before Monax made that a reality.
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