Node Application 10664334873, submitted 2019-04-15 7:42:27

Respondent Id 10664334873
Application Date 2019-04-15 7:42:27
Application Language English
Applicant City Princeton
Applicant State/Province NJ
Applicant Country United States
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Education
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Please describe your experience in the Crypto/Blockchain space, if any? I have been teaching technology for most of my career, In 2017 I open Ledger Academy, a Blockchain Training Center in downtown Princeton. Co--organize Blockchain Princeton Meetups as well as Chair the Hyperledger Learning Materials nd Training Working Group.
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Princeton
Node State NJ
Node Country United States
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in Elixxir nodes vs. previous the previous nodes you have supported? N/A
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an Elixxir node? I have never operated a node, So my learning curve may be steep but I am excitited to make the climb
What is a reasonable maximum connection speed on which you could operate a BetaNet node in your geographic region? (Where 0 = 10 Megabits/second, and 100 = 10 Gigabits/second) 52
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? (As a percentage) 82
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. . TBD
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator? (Where 0 = 1 hour/month, and 100 = 20 hours/month) 44
If you were selected to run a BetaNet node, would it run on your own hardware or be deployed to cloud-based servers? Both
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published Elixxir BetaNet node specifications? No
Yes (Please list specs)
Do you have hardware you would like to use but does not meet the stated BetaNet node specs? If so, please provide specs on that hardware below: Have dell computers (5) that would be dedicated.
Do you have past experience deploying servers to cloud-based services? No
Yes (please specify)
Why do you want to be a node? I would like to gain valuable information so I can create curriculum around this topic. Also I have been contemplating taking this step but did not know how to get started , so I figured we could start together. I also can work on your documentation.
How did you originally hear about Elixxir? Telegram
Which current Elixxir communities are you a member of? Telegram, Reddit, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the Elixxir platform? I have followed David C. career and saw him speak recently. I really like the technology behind the platform. With privacy and scalability concerns surrounding blockchains I feel this platform address these issues.
Outside of Elixxir communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Hyperledger: I am Chairperson for one of the Working Groups and an active member of several Hyperledger Special Interest Groups [edited to protect identity)]
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? WBF Miami 2018, Ethereal 2018 WBF NYC 2018.
As part of growing the Elixxir community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an Elixxir BetaNet node? Examples would be node setup & on-boarding review vlog post, bi-weekly twitter update, medium review of on-going node operational process, etc. Yes (how much content on a monthly basis?)
If yes, how much content on a monthly basis? Compensated , as much as possible, Vouleenteer, 2-3 hours a week.
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit?
As best as you can given currently available information, please describe the value proposition of the Elixxir platform and how it differs from other current blockchain solutions.
Privacy by Default is a goal of the Elixxir Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet?
Tags Individual, United States, English
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good job, good actitude, you have my vote

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