Hi! I'm Jesse Alton,
and my friends and I believe in the Open Metaverse.
I'm a product person. I specialize in aligning stakeholders viability needs, creators feasibility needs, and core user needs, to discover and deliver value. Finding this alignment is the best way to create an open metaverse. Basically, the Metaverse needs proper product management. I believe a single metaverse consists of bridges and breadcrumbs. Ways for every day people to become contributors and creators. Ways for creators to share their content for consumers. Ways of starting storefronts, but also ways of contributing open source assets and experiences. I value collaboration, innovation, and iteration, and believe that intersection is the best way to deliver desired value. We as humans want, and need choice. Our preferences for User interfaces shouldn't dictate the totality of how we make those decisions. The actual Metaverse is abundant, and the possibilities are endless when we choose to work together.
- Get in touch on Twitter
Whether you want to ask a question about our work, get involved in the conversation, or simply lurk, I can always be found on twitter @mrmetaverse.
- Open Metaverse Interoperability Group
I co-founded and currently co-chair OMI. The Open Metaverse Interoperability Group is focused on bridging virtual worlds by designing and promoting protocols for identity, social graphs, inventory, and more. Our members include businesses and individuals working towards this common goal. Aside from technical work, OMI aims to create a community of artists, creators, developers, and other innovators to discuss and explore concepts surrounding the design and development of virtual worlds.
AngellXR is a growing XR community championing the device agnostic, user centered, and fully open Metaverse. We specialize in product and design, and collaborate on products and services that encourage more people to become Metaverse creators, consumers, and collaborators. We believe the Metaverse is for everyone, therefore anyone can add value to the Metaverse. We are the origin and initial host of the Open Metaverse Interoperability Group (OMI). Get involved on discord or by submitting to xrshowcase.xyz.
- XR Showcase
XRShowcase started as a way of keeping all of our project URLs in one place. It quickly manifested itself as an open source showcase of webxr experiences. I coded this one myself, with the help of a few amazing people, and hope it serves as a beacon to spotlight the amazing contributors to the open and accessible metaverse. Plus, it's nice to have a menu of experiences without needing to fuss with a bunch of URLs. Add your experience, or remix the design here.
- Product at Fearless
I have the privledge of working with Fearless, a Civic-tech digital transformation firm that builds software with a soul. I have been a Product Manager at Fearless since 2020, and apply my product management, business development, and product design skills across various initiatives in and out of Fearless. This article from Fearless, shows just how supportive they have been of people like me.
- Follow me on Github
Learning to code was a guilty chip on my shoulder for over a decade. I set out to do something about that last year, and have been steadily progressing ever since. I manage the majority of my workflows on github at this point, and code nearly every day. Currently focused on learning threejs and react, and supporting open source projects like OMI.
- So you want to see my portfolio? Pt. 1: Figma
My old website was made with Wix and became a lazy place to dump my content without really maintaining it. This obviously disturbed the designer in me, and I have only recently decided to make this new page using Gatsby. If you want to see some of my design work, I recommend checking out this figma file. It changes all the time, and is a great way to see how I iterate and prototype my way to rapid alignment.
- So you want to see my portfolio? Pt. 2: Dribbble
Is part one simply unacceptable for you? Do you crave animations, and a bit more evidence that I know how to design? Well, check out my dribbble. It's not updated often, but it looks nice.