Hello Cardano community!
I’m Kyle Kurzhal, a software engineer who is looking to contribute to the community with my skills. I originally came across the Cardano project in 2017 and loved the fact that there was a serious emphasis on research (also, I love the choice of Haskell for the project)! I decided to buy what I could at the time with my limited resources, and loosely monitored progress over time. Now that I’m able, I want to bolster the ecosystem by running a stake pool of my own!
Aside from how cool the project is, one of the driving motivations for my interest in Cardano is my distrust of the U.S. dollar. With my government continuing with its reckless spending and further diving into debt, I have a great concern for this and future generations; this is just not sustainable. I truly believe that this project and community provide another avenue for people to have control of their money and means of doing business.
I’m currently planning to begin producing content within the next few weeks in order to introduce more people to cryptocurrency (particularly Cardano). Additionally, if I have the time, I’ve got a few ideas for dapps that I’d like to develop to drive engagement in the ecosystem.
Ticker - KYLEK
Pledge - 15,436.5
Fixed Fee - 340
Margin - 5%
Pool ID - pool1aj697twgk5kt7c6kjtkpwejqqhljvf3hzsmsamswzy42v24cw5h
Location - USA
The pool is running in a regional Kubernetes cluster in the USA via Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). The master nodes are managed by GKE, and there are two pool nodes running in separate availability zones (2 cpu, 8GB memory, 50 GB SSD for each). I’m considering upping some of these resources.
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is managing several master nodes across separate availability zones in order to ensure that the Cardano nodes are up and running at all times. I’m also running two Kubernetes nodes in two separate availability zones. In the case that one becomes unresponsive, Kubernetes will automatically reschedule it to the other server that is running.
Something else that I’m considering is running another relay node to make sure that any potential downtime is minimized.
I’ve spent the last 6-7 years working as a full stack software engineer. At my last company, since we were a small startup, I had to handle both the software development and ops. Because of this, I moved our team to Docker and Kubernetes (in GKE) in order to more easily manage our deployments, guarantee availability, and give us just the right amount of control over our systems. At my current employer, I am working with a system that is in the process of moving production to Kubernetes.
Why should I check out your pool
- You’ll be directly supporting a small stake pool, a family, and the Cardano’s decentralization.
- You’ll be indirectly supporting my efforts to share content/information with a greater community.
- If I’m able to spend time writing dapps, then you’ll also be indirectly supporting the Cardano economy.