Zach is a skilled usability engineer who is passionate about Namecoin and decentralized DNS and identity. Anyone who cares about blockchain + internet infrastructure should know who Zach is.
I am spending the remainder of the private DNS fund plus a bit of my own money to bring Zach to VA for a trial week in early January, much like we did with dbrock and drltc.
This trial week will be paid work, he will probably attack low-hanging fruit in our wallet usability. But the real purpose of the visit is to see how well we get along philosophically, brainstorm ideas for how we can keep supporting Zach's work in a way that benefits BTS, and lay out what needs to get done for decentralized DNS to become a reality.
Don't get too excited, there is still a huge spectrum of possible outcomes here. But poaching a namecoin core dev to work on a BTS DNS sidechain may just be one of them, so let's all be nice to Zach =D