szjanko (@szilardjanko) • Hey
Underwater photo & videographer
ETH | DeFi | NFTs
Developer (JS, React, TS)
- #KairaTopic: Blue Hole
Stepping off the shallow ledge into the Blue Hole, a 663ft (202m) drop.
I took this photograph while freediving in the Bahamas. Such a crazy feeling looking over the edge, into what seems like an endless bottom.
What is the most unique spot you have been to in nature?
#freediving #underwater #ocean #bahamas
- Face of the Ocean
I took this photograph years ago, while freediving in the Bahamas. This underwater statue of the face has since been covered by the sand from multiple hurricanes that have gone through that area.
- Tiger, Bull, and Reef Sharks 🦈
🦈 Remain Calm - Surrounded by a couple of tiger, bull and reef sharks. What a perfect day of freediving with sharks in the Bahamas looks like 🦈
Freedivers: Dante & Will
#freediving #shark #sharkweek #underwater
- if you haven't created an introduction post on lens yet - definitely recommend making one!
- include a description of yourself
- a photo that potential followers might want to collect
- "open edition but must follow to collect" follower settings to grow your follower count
Aside from step 3 here is a fantastic post from @szilardjanko.lens the DAY lens launched
i believe that having collected someone's intro/genesis Lens post is one of the coolest things you can collect from someone
- 🐬 Freedom > Captivity 🐬
- Open wide 🦈 looking into the mouth of a tiger shark
- EPIC SLOWMO BARREL IN THE MENTAWAIS
Surfer Nathan Florence #bytes #surfing #ocean
- A lot has happened over the past few months in the @LensProtocol ecosystem.
In this thread I want to highlight some of the projects, updates, and products we or the community has shipped over the past year and also shed some light on what's coming next. 🌿❤️🔥⚡️
For anyone unfamiliar with @LensProtocol - Lens is a protocol, API, and suite of tools that enables developers to easily and quickly build social media applications, or integrate social features like follows, likes, publications, profiles, and encrypted chat.
Since the official launch on Polygon on May 18:
... there have been around 100 apps that I would consider serious that are being built or that have launched on Lens.
There are also many apps integrating Lens social features into existing apps.
This use case will be a popular and growing one this year as it is a low lift and requires minimal work, but with a lot of upside.
Want to parse social posts in your wallet? Lens
Want to add a comments section to your blog? Lens
Already have posts/comments but want to add Collects, linked re-posts, and linked likes to your posts? Lens
Want to add a discussion forum to your site that's token-gated for your DAO? Lens
Want to leverage a user base of x hundreds of thousands (or in the future, x millions) of users without having to bootstrap a network from scratch? Lens!
Like managed services and cloud computing has abstracted away the need to build abd maintain complex back end infrastructure from scratch, Lens abstracts away to the need for developers to build and maintain the infrastructure necessary to implement social features themselves.
Whether or not Lens is built on traditional or decentralized technologies should not matter to the average user or developer.
At the end of the day, many of the features provided by Lens are only made possibly by blockchains and decentralized protocols like Arweave and IPFS, but they should not be at the forefront of the discussion.
Instead, the applications should speak for themselves: the UX and value proposition should be compelling enough on their own for the average internet user or developer to want to use or build on Lens, regardless of the underlying tech stack.
Part of providing a compelling UX is abstracting away the need to know about or understand blockchains and wallets at all.
As of now, this is not part of the average Lens front-end, but is something we'll be considering this year as we move toward scaling Lens to >50,000 TPS and enabling permissionless access to the protocol (both of which are on our somewhat near-term roadmap).
For developers, we plan to double down on providing the best possible DX we can offer for developers.
Last year we made consistent updates and improvements to our docs and API and launched two new SDKS:
Lens React SDK
and React Native Lens UI Kit
We have a lot of plans for these two libraries, and will also be considering shipping additional products to facilitate and improve the ease of development for devs building on or integrating Lens.
The engineering team led by @wagmi continues to ship new updates to the Lens API at a rapid pace.
You can keep up with the updates by following LensAPI on Lens: @lensapi
A small handful of highlights I will call out that were shipped last year:
- gated publications powered by @LitProtocol
- dispatcher enabling signless transactions
- optimistic UI updates
- feed highlights
- degrees of separation
- profile interests
+ many many others
In November, Lens adopted @xmtplabs to provide secure, private, and encrypted profile-to-profile DMs for the entire Lens ecosystem.
This was huge as it was one of the most requested features from Lens users and the reception has been incredible.
The Lens grants program has deployed funds to over 50 teams building on Lens.
We plan to continue working closely with, and providing support for, certain developers and teams who are building interesting or valuable applications on Lens through our grants program and / or providing engineering support through private channels.
We will be attending, mentoring, participating, and sponsoring strategic events in 2023, including branching out into more traditional "web2" events.
We plan to attend all major @ETHGlobal events, DevCon, & a few other web3 / blockchain events.
We also plan to create small to medium-sized meetup-type events this year in cities around the world starting with Sao Paulo in a couple of weeks.
Here, people can meet others in their community who are using or building on Lens, and also get allow-listed for a profile until permissionless access is enabled for everyone.
There is a lot of hype around web3 social right now:
I agree that 2023 will be a huge year for web3 social and for Lens.
We are focused, motivated, and excited to continue building off of the momentum created last year to make 2023 a breakout year for Lens.
There is a lot more happening outside of DevRel, with dedicated teams working with creators (@christina & @bradorbradley) and also other areas of focus like integrations and partnerships.
I have not done a good job highlighting everything else happening in the ecosystem and with the other teams.
If you do want to keep up, follow Lens team members on Lens and on Twitter, starting with:
That wraps up this overview.
I'm beyond excited and motivated about what we will be working on this year and invite you enjoy the ride with us!
If you've made it this far congratulations, you can earn 1 WMATIC by simply mirroring this post (up to 200 WMATIC)
- Freediving with Tiger Sharks
🦈 Redirecting a curious tiger shark 🦈
Freediver: Nikki Brady
- Learned about basic fundamentals and features of @LensProtocol on the @orbapp.lens app, and got a NFT 🌿
#orb #orbapp #orbsbt
- Hi everyone, my name is Maryana and this is my first post! I am excited to officially be a part of the @lensprotocol platform. Shoutout to my friend @szilardjanko.lens for telling me about Lenster!
I have been fond of blockchain technology since 2017, and most recently, have been exploring the metaverse space. I began in Decentraland in December 2021, and since then have been active in their community, hosting and managing events, hosting twitter spaces, Clubhouse rooms, and creating various content, which I am excited to share with you all here!
I have also had the opportunity to speak at a few panels at events such as MidWest Con in Cincinatti, OH, and Cleveland's first ever Web3/Arts focused "Futureland" conference, where I shared my stories of being involved in the web3 space as a woman, and how life-changing VR and virtual worlds will be.
I look forward to sharing my journey here with you all!
- One of my favorite dolphin encounters, out in the open ocean where they are free 🐬
Freediver: Nikki Brady
- Freediving with Tiger Sharks
🎥: 🦈 Tiger Shark - The Approach- Eye Contact - Redirect 🦈
Freediver: Nikki Brady
- Freediving with tiger sharks. JFerrara showing how its done, gently redirecting a big tiger shark. All of my underwater photographs I capture while freediving.
- Swimming with Dragons
I took this underwater photo of an alligator while diving in one of Floridas swamps
- Chasing Dreams
Steph swimming after a big 15ft tiger shark
- What's better than freediving with a tiger shark?\
\-Freediving with two tiger sharks
- The view from behind an alligators tail. Would you follow it or get out of the water?
- When you have to lay back in a barrel to dodge a shark fin 🦈🏄♂️🌊
The 3rd composite from the surf/shark series that I created. Top shot by my brother Zoard Janko of Nathan Florence at Pipeline, the bottom hammerhead shark photo shot by me in the Bahamas.
- This beautiful lemon shark swam with us for the whole dive 🦈
- 👁 The Eye of the Tiger 🦈
Created this composite from 2 of my photographs, combining a macro shot of an eye and a tiger shark photo from the Bahamas
- 🦈 tiger shark checking out its own reflection on @surfzach's camera dome 👀
- GM Lenster frens!
My name is Bradley - I am on the Growth team at Lens, and an amateur photographer - which is a sentence I never imagined I would write if you asked me even a year ago. My journey to web3 began with collecting my first NFT - CryptoVenetian#52 - at Bright Moments Gallery in Venice, CA, just steps away from where this photo was taken.
When I look at CV#52, I think back to the first steps of my web3 journey. I was living not far from Bright Moments, engrossed in my work at TikTok creating TikTok's inaugural NFT drop. I could never imagine all that has happened in the year since then. I now work at the Aave Companies, have attended conferences like NFT.NYC, Eth Amsterdam, and others. I have met hundreds of other members of various web3 communities, many of whom I am proud to call my friends. I am grateful and excited to have merged my interests with my career.
Which brings me to why I am posting this picture I took as a NFT on Lenster. For the last 12 months I have flirted with the idea of minting my own NFTs based on my favorite photos I've taken, but the time and setting never felt quite right.
It seems fitting to mint my first NFT as a collect post on Lenster - a way to honor where my web3 journey began on one of my favorite Lens applications.
In honor of CV#52 I am charging 5.2 MATIC for each of the 52 copies I am selling, along with a 52% referral fee for anyone who mirrors this post and leads to a successful claim.
- Big tiger shark 🦈 this one was very pregnant
- Freediving with an alligator 🐊
Been dreaming of getting this shot of a gator in crystal clear water for years 😍
- Decentraland Community - exploring the virtual world, events, land owners, district contributors, streaming/podcasts/interviews in the virtual world, interesting projects, art, NFTs, gaming, etc... open to discuss/post about any topics related to Decentraland.
- Share your ocean related work to be featured on our pages. Discuss photography, videography, editing techniques, share freediving, scuba, surf, or any other ocean related topics. We will also be onboarding select photographers to The Ocean Meta's NFT project.
- One of the most beautiful creatures in the world flexing her full raw strength 🦈
How can something so powerful allow us to swim freely with her? It is an incredible experience to be there on the ocean floor and make eye contact with a 14+ ft tiger shark as she swims by and acknowledges that we are there visiting part of her world… she knows that we are not food and not a threat to her. Change the perception of tiger sharks from a monster that is feared to a creature that is beautiful and deserving of our respect. @surfzach redirecting the tiger shark to help me line up this photograph.