About us

Gimbalabs builds technical, educational, and community infrastructure for people who want to show the world what Cardano can do. We believe that people learn best by doing things. If you've been looking for an entry point into how you can participate in Cardano, we think you might find it here.

Join our community

Team

Juliane
Montag
Expert marketing professional with diverse experience, bringing insight into large and small business relationships.
Roberto
C.
Cardano ninja since Byron genesis. FLOSS, DevOps and decentralization advocate. Dandelion Founder and Op. PEACE Stake Pool Op.
James
Dunseith
Teacher, coach, and facilitator with a passion for helping people gain agency in problem solving.
Piotr
Napierala
Full-stack software engineer and pioneering buidler.
Randall
Harmon
Senior full stack developer, project manager, and bridge builder.
OCG
Cardano OG.
Steve
Lockhart
Community builder, decentralization advocate, arborist, dog owner.
Ryan
Stierman
Experienced senior executive with a passion for supporting community with technological innovation.
Adriano
Fiorenza
Senior full stack developer & Entrepreneur. Creator of GameChanger Wallet. Buidler. Filmmaker. Human.
Kyle
Johns
Founder of CardanoSharp library, passionate problem solver, and ever-learning polyglot. SHARP Stake Pool Op.
Giovanni
Gargiulo
Co-Founder of StakeLabs, educator extraordinaire. EASY1 Stake Pool Op.

What we're building

Our founding team met by engaging deeply in Project Catalyst. We recognized that by sharing ideas and seeking connections between projects, we could start a process that led to more people solving more problems and building more solutions on Cardano. You can still read our original proposal here.

Here are some things we are working on right now:

Dandelion

Dandelion is both a set of services and a containerized framework for deploying those services. We are currently teaching operators how to run Kubernetes to deploy a Dandelion node, and we are building ways for those nodes to communicate seamlessly to provide distributed access to Cardano. Learn more.

Project-Based Learning

We are piloting a "Plutus Project-Based Learning" (PPBL) team that gives developers a chance to gain hands on experience with Plutus by working on real projects. One outcome of PPBL is that we are creating documentation and task suggestions for additional developers to learn Plutus by using it. Another is that we will apply what we are learning about Project-Based Learning to other tools, like Atala Prism and Dandelion.

Playground

At weekly Playground meetings, community members can share ideas. Join us every Tuesday at 5pm UTC - all details are on the Gimbalabs Discord server and on our community calendar.

Projects

There are several projects that we are eager to release in the next few months. Take a look around this site to learn more about what we are building. As each project is released, we will share it here.

Principles

  • Learn by Doing
    When we have experiences, our learning is real.
  • Collaborate
    New technology always creates new ways for people to collaborate, and blockchain is no different.
  • Stay Flexible
    We don't know exactly where this new technology will take us, so we create space for incomplete ideas and we embrace uncertainty.