Hailing from France here. I’m a more recent ADA holder and a techie with sysadmin and some coding experience.
I’m a little late to the testnet train but I would love to fire up a couple of nodes and see where I we end up from there. However, I wasn’t holding ADA at the time of the snapshot so I wouldn’t even be able to pay for the initial transaction fees.
I’m very inspired by your work and blockchain technology in general. I have noticed that in France there are no meetups organized, I’d be very interested in promoting cardano over here.
As for running a stake pool. Anyone knows a way I could obtain some testnet currency retroactively ?