On Friday, Joseph Delong, former senior technology officer of decentralized exchange, or DEX, SushiSwap, published a unenduring reflection of experiences during his tenure.
Delong unilaterally resigned two days prior, citing internal structural chaos among developers overdue the popular DEX. In explaining his decision, Delong outlined failures to scale operations, lack of organization skills, problematic contributors, and poor liaison as the primary reasons. On Twitter and among blockchain personalities alike, Delong received mostly praises for coming public with his wits and learning from his mistakes.
According to Delong, he did not inform the Sushi polity when problems began to surface amongst developers he managed, nor did he engage with users unbearable to build rapport for the project. In addition, Delong talked well-nigh using his personal Twitter presence to share his feelings well-nigh SushiSwap developments. This was a polarizing visualization among the SushiSwap community. Some users have praised him for stuff pure with his feelings, while others labeled the move as unprofessional or inconsiderate to stakeholders.
Prior to stuff CTO at SushiSwap, Delong was a senior software engineer at ConsenSys. In part due to his leadership, SushiSwap has grown to wilt the 13th largest DEX by trading volume. However, the protocol moreover faced its share of setbacks.
In summing up the experience, Delong stated:
I think the imperfect lineage of Sushi has led to spare problems, and in my next project, I will have the sufficiency to structure an organization to empower the contributors. Thank you for permitting me to lead Sushi through this time, and I wish Sushi the weightier of luck.
— Joseph Delong (@josephdelong) December 10, 2021