About FFDW
Building and supporting the decentralized community
Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to ensure the permanent preservation of humanity’s most important information by stewarding the development of open-source software and open protocols for decentralized data storage and retrieval networks.
Promise > Vision
We exist to advance humankind by bringing Web3 to life through education, research, and development.
Where open minds, open source, and open protocols, meet.
On today’s centralized web, a handful of corporations own the majority of the global cloud data storage market. But humanity’s most important information should never be compromised, abused, or ruled by any single entity.

We want the web to continue to grow and flourish and we believe that the more people, teams, organizations support a project, the more likely it is to succeed. FFDW sees Filecoin as a foundational technology for the broader decentralized web ecosystem and seeks to support that entire decentralized web community.
Board of Directors
Determined to bring Web3 to life, FFDW’s board brings a wealth of experience and expertise to guide our work.
Marta Belcher General Counsel, Protocol Labs
Marta Belcher is the General Counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs and the Board Chair of the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She also serves as special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Marta is a pioneer in cryptocurrency law and has spoken on the topic around the world, including in U.S. Congress, European Parliament, the New York Senate, the OECD, and in Davos during the World Economic Forum. Marta has drafted amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. appellate courts for high-profile public interest organizations, including EFF, the Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Knowledge, the Cato Institute, the National Consumers' League, Project Gutenberg, and the Blockchain Association. Marta has been recognized twice by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer awards, was named to Law360's list of Top Attorneys Under 40, and was #18 on CryptoWeekly’s list of Most Influential Women in Crypto.
Rainey Reitman Board President, Freedom of the Press Foundation
Rainey Reitman's advocacy has focused on defending the rights of whistleblowers, protecting press freedom, fighting mass government surveillance, and documenting how financial exclusion has been used to silence speakers. She is a co-founder and the President of the Board of Directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit defending the rights of journalists. She worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for 11 years, first as their Activism Director and then as their Chief Program Officer, and she currently serves as an advisor to EFF. Rainey also co-founded and served for six years as a steering committee member of the Chelsea Manning Support Network. She currently runs a consulting service for mission-driven organizations called Groundwork Strategy
Brian Behlendorf General Manager, Open Source Security Foundation
Brian Behlendorf has been an advocate for open technologies and the role they can play in a more advanced and just society for nearly 30 years. He is general manager of the Open Source Security Foundation. Previously, he was executive director for Hyperledger, an initiative hosted at the Linux Foundation, and actively advising and growing other LF initiatives around supply chain traceability, public health, identity, and more. He serves on the boards of director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (since 2013) and the Mozilla Foundation (since 2003), defending the fight for the open web and a human rights centered Internet.

He also chairs the technical advisory council for ID2020. Previously he has served as the Chief Technology Officer for the World Economic Forum, advised the Obama administration through the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and co-founded a series of companies in the open source software domain. Oh, and many moons ago he co-founded the Apache web server project, which he shepherded into the 501c3 Apache Software Foundation.
Kristin Smith Executive Director, Blockchain Association
Kristin is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing the most prominent and reputable organizations in the crypto industry. The mission of the Blockchain Association is to improve the public policy environment so that blockchain networks can thrive in the United States. Kristin sets the association’s public policy strategy and leads engagement with industry and outreach to policymakers.

Prior to leading the Blockchain Association, Kristin assisted blockchain and technology companies achieve their public policy objectives in Washington. She served as a Senate and congressional aide on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, much of which was spent focusing on technology policy. She co-founded HODLpac and serves on the organization’s board of directors. Kristin is also featured on Fortune’s 2020 40 Under 40 list.
Advisors
FFDW has assembled an outstanding group of advisors.
Sheila Warren Head of Blockchain and Data Policy, World Economic Forum
Brewster Kahle Founder, Internet Archive
Joe Lubin Founder of ConsenSys, Cofounder of Ethereum
Wendy Hanamura Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Georgia Quinn General Counsel, Anchorage
Alex Feerst CEO, Murmuration Labs
Sandra Ro CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council
Katie Biber General Counsel, Brex
Careers
Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web is hiring for roles as we build, support, and fund projects advancing the DWeb.
APAC Community Manager (Remote)
Filecoin Foundation is looking for a talented Community Program Manager who can engage with the Filecoin community in Asia Pacific (APAC).  Working across multiple channels, this position is designed to synthesize information from various sources to surface and to unstick problems, and operate on cross-functional teams to liaise between the APAC community and the Foundation. The ideal candidate has a savvy approach to community engagement and can make members feel welcome. This person will act as a critical bridge between the wider Filecoin community within the APAC region and the Foundation as well as a way-finder for community members to find the resources and support they need.

APAC is our fastest growing region and a typical day in this role doesn’t exist. Working with online communities means being able to constantly reprioritize, identify opportunities for kick-starting conversations, and read between the lines to proactively identify tools, solutions, and other opportunities for improving the experience of community members. One day, you may be hopping around our (many) Slack channels, providing updates and bringing folks together; the next, you’re working with our ecosystem team to redesign the ‘Filecoin Community’ landing page; the next day, you find a complex system problem that the community needs help deliberating. Regardless, you're proactive, confident and capable, and value your role as a source-of-truth for problem solving.  You also have great judgment, knowing when to drop a meme and when to provide clear instructions.

This position is designed to own program execution across Singapore, Japan, China, India, Korea, and other smaller emerging markets within the region.  The person who will thrive in this role should be naturally proactive and have the ability to easily transition between strategic thinking and tactical/detailed execution and project management. The kind of person who isn’t afraid to insert themselves and loves chatting, networking, and building connections while also focusing on ways to create repeatable and scalable processes will thrive in this role.    

This position requires both a head for technical problems and a heart for people problems.  As such, no single academic or professional background is preferred over another. Our team is diverse and interdisciplinary, and we welcome your interesting, non-traditional, and/or early career experiences. 
Community Program Manager (Remote)
Filecoin Foundation is looking for a talented Community Program Manager who can engage with the Filecoin community across multiple channels, synthesize information from various sources to surface and unstick problems, and operate on cross-functional teams to liaise between the community and the Foundation. The ideal candidate has a savvy approach to community engagement and can make members feel welcome. This person will act as a critical bridge between the wider Filecoin community and the Foundation, as a wayfinder for community members to find the resources and support they need  and triage to the right people within the Foundation.

A typical day in this role doesn’t exist.  Working with online communities means being able to constantly reprioritize, identify opportunities for kick-starting conversations, and read between the lines to proactively identify tools, solutions, and other opportunities for improving the experience of community members.  One day, you may be bopping around our (many) Slack channels, providing updates and bringing folks together; the next, you’re working with our ecosystem team to redesign the ‘Filecoin Community’ landing page; the next day, you find a complex system problem that the community needs help deliberating. Regardless, you're proactive, confident and capable, and value your role as a source-of-truth for problem solving.  You also have great judgment, knowing when to drop a meme and when to provide clear instructions.

This position is designed to own program execution across multiple global community engagement priorities.  The person who will thrive in this role should be naturally proactive and have the ability to easily transition between strategic thinking and tactical/detailed execution and project management. The kind of person who isn’t afraid to insert themselves and loves chatting, networking, and building connections while also focusing on ways to create repeatable and scalable processes will thrive in this role.    

This position requires both a head for technical problems and a heart for people problems.  As such, no single academic or professional background is preferred over another. Our team is diverse and interdisciplinary, and we welcome your interesting, non-traditional, and/or early career experiences. 
Decentralized Space Developer (Remote)
We are looking for a passionate individual to lead the technical work on Filecoin Foundation’s project with Lockheed Martin to bring IPFS to space, where we will be transforming how data is shared in the space economy. You will be a part of the Browsers and Platforms team, promoting and growing the adoption of IPFS in the space industry through design, integrations and applications of the technology, development, and external collaborations and partnerships. Strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills in addition to being able to prioritize your work effectively will be the key to success in this role. If you are passionate about the decentralized web and information accessibility and have experience as a team lead, solutions engineer, or a senior developer – we want to hear from you!