Greetings fellow BitShares enthusiasts!
My name is Rob Konsdorf and I hail from the great state of Michigan. I am a web developer / software engineer (software gardener?) by trade, currently working in a startup that creates software to help diabetics manage their diabetes. Learning about and researching cutting edge technology is one of my passions. I have been actively learning about BitShares for a couple months now, and I am convinced that this technology can and will change the world for the better. I am very excited to see what new DACs are possible, especially the challenges of crossing over into the physical realm (I have been brainstorming with Gingerbreadman about his Future Tech Farm DAC).
I would like to give back to the community and promote adoption by creating a web platform to teach others about the BitShares ecosystem, including the DAC metaphor and the technology behind the BitShares toolkit. My goal is to utilize this learning experience as a faucet of sorts, funded from the pay of this delegate. If this isn't feasible I will still create a website that people can go to learn about the concepts without incentives. This is currently vaporware but I fully intend to get something out in front of the eyes of the community as soon as I have some time to work on it! I should have bandwidth in a couple weeks to really hit the ground running on this project.
I have also discussed organizing some meet ups in Michigan with DACSunlimited and Gingerbreadman. I think we could find people that are interested in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Grand Rapids by going out to some existing Bitcoin meetups and speaking with members.
My delegate pay is currently 80%, and I have pledged to give 5% to Beyond Bitcoin X as well as 5% to Bitsapphire to support their efforts. The other 70% would pay for the Digital Ocean VPS I am initially running this delegate from, and to fund the "knowledge faucet", and my time. If the knowledge faucet is not feasible (security concerns) my pay rate will likely drop to 30%.
The long term solution for hosting would be to have my own physical server that the delegate utilizes. Because of my current living situation, a VPS is the simplest solution to provide reliability to the network (my home internet is 4G based).
The VPS specs are:
RAM: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 40 GB
OS: Ubuntu 14.04 x32
The VPS is fully configured and price feeds are being produced for BitAssets. As soon as I can access my DNS stake from BTER, I intend to set up a 0% delegate for the KeyID / DNS blockchain.
You can listen to my chat with Fuzz about this delegate position here: https://soundcloud.com/beyond-bitcoin-hangouts/robrigodelegatehangout?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter
Lastly, I will be attending the Inside Bitcoins conference Oct. 6-7 in Las Vegas if anyone is interested in chatting in person about my campaign or anything else over a tankard of ale!
Thank you for your support,