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[Witness Proposal] roelandp
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:01:22 AM »

Dear Bitshares community! Some of you have already voted my witness roelandp, thank you! In this topic I will introduce myself, my witness server portfolio and what I intend to add to the Bitshares community.

Who am I?
My name is RoelandP from Amsterdam. I am a developer of (mostly) mobile apps and in the crypto world I have been very active on Steemit by launching several Steem related apps as well as an app overview site called SteemTools. Since about 2003 I make a living by making sites & apps and some photoshopping / designing for my  parents' pancake restaurant on the side :)

I have studied Hotelschool in The Hague and made my first homepage in 1996 after which I got hooked on coding and learned it through the internets. Next to coding I love to kitesurf and I am since 1 year a dad of our son, who is slowly learning to sleep during the nights and together with my gf we run a small Poop Emoji webshop.

After my study I have worked at several festivals and organised some hackathons like Music Hackday Amsterdam. Last year I organised SteemFest in Amsterdam, which was a blast!

I've been running as an active witness for Steem & Golos for a while now and have been supporting the Bitshares network since late September last year with a dedicated server public seednode on seed.roelandp.nl:1776 (listed on @wackou's seednode statuspage and hardcoded in the bitshares sourcecode)

My current server portfolio setup for Bitshares is as follows:

Public Seed:
  • Type: Dedicated
  • Processor: Intel Xeon D-1521
  • Cores: 4
  • Ram: 32 GB DDR4
  • HDD: 2 x 2 TB
  • Connection: 1 Gbit/s
  • Location: Canada

Witness signing server:
  • Type: Dedicated
  • Processor: Intel i7-6700
  • Cores: 4
  • Ram: 64 GB DDR4
  • HDD: 2 x 250 GB SSD
  • Connection: 1 Gbit/s
  • Location: Germany

Backup witness signing server:
  • Type: Dedicated
  • Processor: Intel Xeon D-1531
  • Cores: 6
  • Ram: 32 GB DDR4
  • HDD: 2 x 250 GB SSD
  • Connection: 300 Mbit/s
  • Location: France

Test VPS's readily available:
  • Location: Netherlands (Amsterdam, Transip.nl)
  • Location: USA (Chicago, Rackspace.com)
  • Location: UK (London, Atlantic.net)

Additional Backup VPS's (if needed) can be setup through my Google Cloud and Amazon Webservices accounts on which I have run the graphene software before.

I have been experimenting with the pricefeed software from @xeroc and together with @iHashFury I setup the Altcap.XDR which we are both publishing every other half an hour. I am ready to fire the "regular" pricefeed updates.

What value can I add to the Bitshares community?
  • Thrustworthy witness with reliable infrastructure. I have missed 5 blocks on Steem and 1 on Golos in half a year of active signing.
  • Fresh blood!
  • Coding experience: PHP, javascript, python, mysql. Helped out @fav with a referral code script and @iHashFury with code reviewing the Altcap.XDR script. I've made available on my Github a Steem Witness Monitoring script and a Golos Pricefeed script
  • Creativity, see a sample of my Steem Apps by visiting SteemTools.com and search for 'roelandp'.
  • Event experience: As said, I organised SteemFest in Amsterdam last year with the support of many and about 200 attendees, which was a blast! Would love to set something like this up for Bitshares (or a combo) one (not to far in the future) day!
  • Promote Bitshares: (don't we all :D). Past 6 months I was invited and I have presented Steem on 2 (non crypto) events in presentation slots and panel discussion. For future talks I will incorporate more time for Bitshares when invited. Additionally I am working on a UIA which I reveal soon and think it can trigger some nice promotion for Bitshares!

Can I have your vote? Vote roelandp
Ask me questions here or ping me directly via:

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To Jupiter's Moon!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 10:19:13 AM by roelandp »


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Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 11:02:23 AM »
any apps for bitshares planned?

great proposal btw, I'll vote asap.
Much appreciated! Atm. no bitshares apps planned, but if you have any suggestions... Let me know! I do am working on a fun UIA which I can reveal more about soon.

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Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 11:58:51 AM »
Great introduction, roelandp and welcome to the BitShares community.
It's a perfect timing to get yourself acquainted with the tech.

Would you be open to help organize a BitShares-dedicated event in Munich sometime?
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Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 12:08:07 PM »
Great introduction, roelandp and welcome to the BitShares community.
It's a perfect timing to get yourself acquainted with the tech.

Would you be open to help organize a BitShares-dedicated event in Munich sometime?

Definitely!


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Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 12:37:01 PM »
Great introduction, roelandp and welcome to the BitShares community.
It's a perfect timing to get yourself acquainted with the tech.

Would you be open to help organize a BitShares-dedicated event in Munich sometime?

That would be awesome @roelandp did a fantastic job with steemfest, Munich is the perfect location too.
roelandp witness already has my vote.
I vote for liquidity and simplicity. Make me your proxy?
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Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 04:12:46 PM »
indeed, great to see you here roelandp! you have my vote also (through xeroc). Very much looking forward to your bts endeavours :)
Please vote for witness wackou! More info at http://digitalgaia.io

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Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 06:07:06 PM »
    Great proposal!

    Your price feed script has only:
    • Livecoin
    • Liqui
    • Bittrex
    • Kuna

    and I see you are working on Poloniex. Do you plan to add other feeds to cover MPAs?
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    Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
    « Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 07:14:07 PM »
    @sahkan I guess this is for Golos (Steem fork) internal exchange.

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    Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
    « Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 07:15:20 PM »
      Great proposal!

      Your price feed script has only:
      • Livecoin
      • Liqui
      • Bittrex
      • Kuna

      and I see you are working on Poloniex. Do you plan to add other feeds to cover MPAs?
      [/list]

      Hi @sahkan thank you for notifiying. As I mentioned that was a sample of code I supplied to other graphene communities. In this case Golos. Being a Golos witness means supplying a dedicated Golos feed to the Golos blockchain. The Golos coin was only listed on those 4 exchanges. (Now only on 3 for the moment). Hence that specific pricescript only has those exchanges incorporated.

      Re: your question:
      I currently plan to use @xeroc 's pricefeed script which I have tested but can not publish the feeds which are only for active witnesses. If you check Bitshares overview you will notice that I currently publish ALTCAP.XDR. This is a script I codereviewed from @iHashFury and intend to have that 'manual' script for more MPA's yes.

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      Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
      « Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 07:17:34 PM »
      @sahkan I guess this is for Golos (Steem fork) internal exchange.
      Yes, thanks for clarifying @nmywn+5%

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      Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
      « Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 07:43:45 PM »
        Great proposal!

        Your price feed script has only:
        • Livecoin
        • Liqui
        • Bittrex
        • Kuna

        and I see you are working on Poloniex. Do you plan to add other feeds to cover MPAs?
        [/list]

        Hi @sahkan thank you for notifiying. As I mentioned that was a sample of code I supplied to other graphene communities. In this case Golos. Being a Golos witness means supplying a dedicated Golos feed to the Golos blockchain. The Golos coin was only listed on those 4 exchanges. (Now only on 3 for the moment). Hence that specific pricescript only has those exchanges incorporated.

        Re: your question:
        I currently plan to use @xeroc 's pricefeed script which I have tested but can not publish the feeds which are only for active witnesses. If you check Bitshares overview you will notice that I currently publish ALTCAP.XDR. This is a script I codereviewed from @iHashFury and intend to have that 'manual' script for more MPA's yes.

        wait a minute, we got a XDR up and running? where's the announcement? who else is feeding the price?

        I'm a huge fan of XDR

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        Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
        « Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 07:51:06 PM »
        wait a minute, we got a XDR up and running? where's the announcement? who else is feeding the price?

        I'm a huge fan of XDR

        @iHashFury is also feeding but I hope I have not spilled beans on anything now?

        Offline sahkan

        Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
        « Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 11:54:59 PM »
          Great proposal!

          Your price feed script has only:
          • Livecoin
          • Liqui
          • Bittrex
          • Kuna

          and I see you are working on Poloniex. Do you plan to add other feeds to cover MPAs?
          [/list]

          Hi @sahkan thank you for notifiying. As I mentioned that was a sample of code I supplied to other graphene communities. In this case Golos. Being a Golos witness means supplying a dedicated Golos feed to the Golos blockchain. The Golos coin was only listed on those 4 exchanges. (Now only on 3 for the moment). Hence that specific pricescript only has those exchanges incorporated.

          Re: your question:
          I currently plan to use @xeroc 's pricefeed script which I have tested but can not publish the feeds which are only for active witnesses. If you check Bitshares overview you will notice that I currently publish ALTCAP.XDR. This is a script I codereviewed from @iHashFury and intend to have that 'manual' script for more MPA's yes.
          I don't want to saturate your proposal here, but I am trying to get a grip on this price feeding so we can get some governance and guidance that all witnesses are willing to follow. A list of required price feeds should be one of them. Please provide some feedback at https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,24006.0.html Thanks!

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          Re: [Witness Proposal] roelandp
          « Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 01:25:30 AM »
          I don't want to saturate your proposal here
          LOL :) but you are :D I was already monitoring your talks but tonight busy with having a cronjob running for the pricefeed and debugging some parts of BTC38 API in xeroc's script, which seems to fail on some pairs.

           

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