Hello from New Zealand

Q: Where do I find out about running a test stake pool?

Hello @Matty, best place would be on telegram in this channel: @CardanoStakePoolWorkgroup

I copied the pinned message for you to help you get going. Good luck!

Welcome to the Stake Pool Best Practice Work Group!

We will soon be kicking off our new Testnet Stake Pool Operator Taskforce program.

If you are an experienced developer with an interest in becoming a Cardano stake pool operator – and can commit some time to our test program over the next few months – we want to hear from you!

We’ll be sharing more details on the program and what we’re looking for from our taskforce on the IOHK blog very soon. Meanwhile, you can register your interest by telling us more about yourself in our survey here: https://forms.gle/JqPjdMkR58tzj4Mn6

If you are interested in finding out more general information about Cardano stake pools, please check out this Google doc. Read access is open to everyone, so please take a look: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kbjNdGyfomKxYfX1fHwCO2iwleVbx1XX9O9bNuWs99o/edit?usp=sharing

Once you have read it, and still can’t find an answer to your question, please write your question with the #Q hashtag! For example: #Q - my question is …

Please, do read this document before posing a question to avoid unnecessary duplication.

You’ll also find more FAQs answered by IOHK posted here: https://staking.cardano.org/faq/ We’ll be updating this webpage over time with new answers, so be sure to check back from time to time.

Just a word on this group. Please be polite and always try to contribute in your best ability. This is a “no nonsense” group dedicated to getting the job done – any trolling around will lead to a ban. Note there is a 24-hour mute on all new visitors to this channel. Thanks!

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Also check out the inofficial channel on https://t.me/CardanoStakePools

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Kia ora bro :wink:

What city in NZ?

Hi Phil. Auckland, but spend a lot of time working in Wellington.

My wife is from Wellington so we try to visit as often as possible (living in Perth). If any Meetups get happening over there I will try to stop in when we are next over.

I haven’t been in the forum that long myself (late last year), so I don’t know whether there are many kiwis that are following Cardano. I think The Crypto Lark lives there, but (while an official Cardano Ambassador) he obviously follows more than just Cardano.

Birdy welcome.Wakey wakey hands off Stakey!