Getting to Know the Gaussian: Derek

Gauss Gang
2 min readNov 3, 2022


Behind all of the content, white papers, and avatars are an amazing group of individuals in the Gauss team and community. We like to highlight one member each week to help you get to know the people within the Gauss ecosystem a little better.

Derek Barss is the Project Lead on the Curation Team at Gauss

Please state your name for the record: Derek Barss

What is your role at Gauss? Project Lead on the Curation Team

First NFT you purchased? Gauss Iron Ferro

What about Gauss has you most excited? Centralized, curated block chain that will create a very safe web 3 experience for the users and the brands, talent and projects.

What was your first AIM screen name or email? (Don’t lie!) Grider71

What is your favorite brand? Like if they came out with an NFT, you would have to grab it? Best Buy

What does a “good community” mean to you? Open, accepting, transparent, involved, forgiving, gracious.

Your favorite band or artist? Dire Straits!

The first concert you ever went to? Billy Joel

What are your favorite hobbies? Reading, listening to podcasts, walking, golf.

Interesting fact or talent we should know about? I play the saxophone…at least I used to.

Favorite Movie? The Shawshank Redemption

The last show you binge watched? The Staircase

Your favorite all-time video game? Pac Man World

Are you doing the dishes now or leaving them for the morning? No comment

You’re the second car at a red light. It turns green and the car in front of you does not go. What do you do? I’ll wait 1–4 seconds and honk.