Wanted to make a quick update about my Witness node and what I've been up to.
Who is Jepu?
For those who don't know me, Greetings! The name's Jepu, I'm a young man in his 20's living in the Philippines. I'm a software developer by profession and have been part of the community since November 2017.
How I got here?
I stumbled into the Whaleshares Discord Server back in November of 2017 when I was searching for discord servers that would give my post for steemit some exposure. To be honest, I didn't really know what whaleshares were and didn't care at all, I would just place my post in the #post-promotion channel and be done with it. I was lurker, just watching the conversation fly by not really interacting with anyone. This happened for a few days, then one of the mods (a krazy one) gave me a few whaleshares , thought me what they were and how to use them and she was first friend on that server.
I was shocked to see how welcoming the people on the server was and that was when I realized that I wanted to be a part of this community. That was when I started becoming more active around the community starting out with joining community contests by @officialfuzzy and other members of the community like @xyzashu, @krazykrista, @lost108 and etc. Then I started to slowly become less of a lurker and started conversing with people around the discord server which made me meet a lot of people and led me to my first "job" on the server which was become a greeter (basically greet new members and show them the ropes), which was a lot of fun. I also made a newbie guide on how to use whaleshares as a token.
After a few months of becoming a greeter I was able to help hundreds of people learn what whaleshares were and how to use them.
I was also able to help out in cleaning up and adding enhancements to http://whaleshares.net
.. and finally being given the chance to work on https://whaleshares.info which will be getting a huge makeover soon.
I've recently moved my Witness Server from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Everything's running smoothly and I've not missed much blocks (if any) on MainNet.
Currently running on 2GB RAM with 40GB SSD since the platform is still young, obviously this will upgrade my server as the demand of the platform increases in time.
What I'm currently working on
I'm currently working on making a public script for WhaleToken holders to help them with voting on the posts when people use their particular WhaleTokens.
Just like my fellow Witnesses I will also be releasing my own WhaleToken. I just need to finalize how I want to present it and which initiatives in particular will I be supporting with my WhaleToken.