Derek is a seasoned technical evangelist with an impressive 20-year tenure in the technology industry. His diverse career has encompassed roles as a proficient systems administrator, an influential mobile tech journalist, and a sought-after consultant. Derek's influence extends well beyond his professional journey. Derek's contributions include engagements at renowned gatherings such as Nostrica, a pioneering nostr unconference, and Baltic Honeybadger, widely regarded as one of the foremost Bitcoin conferences globally. His presentations focus on the nostr protocol, a revolutionary decentralized and censorship-resistant social communication platform. He is also a founder of Nostr Plebs, a nostr services provider, is actively involved in the development of Nostr Nests, a nostr powered audio space, and nosWhere, a powerful nostr search engine.