Introduce yourself

Greetings from the south seas!

Journalist by trade, troublemaker by nature. Wannabe developer, but lack the patience, let alone the intelligence.

Living on remote islands for around three decades has made me a fan of simple, easy and preferably free low-tech approaches to bridging digital divides. I would love to work with people who can turn simple text messages into web pages as a way of connecting rural sellers e.g. farmers with urban buyers, such as hotels.

Similarly, people that can create value for the unbanked via online financial services. Only when people have the financial means can they then participate more fully in democratic debate, such as responding to news.

Doing so securely is one of the main reasons for my interest in services like SafeNet. I am especially interested in services that promise returns to users, rather than costing them money they don’t really have.

Great looking community here, and enjoying the set up - thanks!

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Hi, my name is John and I’ve been following the project for a couple of years now. I’m an engineer and grew up with computers so have some understanding of what the team is trying to accomplish (sadly very limited programming skills). Decided to pass on BTC back in 2010 when it was $7 a coin (oops!). Learned a lot since then about what drives crypto…

I still stand by my first thoughts of BTC as being an un-backed currency that does next to nothing at great energy expense, though. I think a lot of the the hype was/is around the potential of the technology more than the reality, and the fact that there still aren’t any great alternatives as a currency. Which got me here. SAFE to me is everything BTC is not plus so much more. I am truly excited both about the investment opportunity and the technology itself and how it will enable more security, freedom, and ability to share ideas. I think there is a perfect storm here of big tech censorship, government word policing, excessive banking regulation, and the need for a crypto that doesn’t have the overhead of blockchain. The SAFE network fits right into this as a novel solution at the right time. And the idea of replacing server farms with each user’s own spare capacity in the form of vaults/nodes is just genius. And it is that infrastructure (plus maybe the data stored on the network) that is the intrinsic backing behind the SAFE coin.

Anyway, just some of my thoughts that got me here…

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My name is Pekka Nikander and I’m a researcher, developer and serial entrepreneur in my 50s. I’ve been to the Internet longer than Google, and therefore Google knows about me much more than I would like. (I have one namesake; he is a bird photographer.) I first started to use the Internet back in 1987, when it arrived to Finland.

Having the privilege of enjoying academic freedom, together with my research group we are studying how to enable anti-rival compensation and anti-rival governance models. I presume that may be of some interest also to this community.

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My name is Ryan, I’ve actually been following since 2016 just never made an account. I love this entire idea and where we are headed. Keep on!

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Hello from a fellow C# programmer who has also done a fair amount of Python and a few Rust projects, and javascript, oh the javascript, is now a lot of my work it seems, using Vue.js when I can.

Furthermore, I have long tinkered around with gaming in various engines and languages, my main computing hobby. One of the most memerable was an open-source group project to implement a Shadowrun based game in the Unreal engine. I was the main Unrealscript dev and we implemented the turn based rules over real time in I think a cool way. The prototypes were pretty fun but, we had an issue with Microsoft’s gaming license on Shadowrun games at the time, and just keeping the open-source volunteer staff needed.
Recently I’ve worked on one graphical math project in Rust with Piston engine and a platformer game using Godot engine, which is scripted in a python-like language along with a GUI scene editor. It’s pretty enjoyable to use and seems powerful enough.

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Hi everybody!

Allow myself to introduce… myself

My name is Lautaro and I’m originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ve been around computers since I was 8, with a nice Commodore 128. My cousin had a x286 and since he showed me that, was a one way ticket.

I learned C/C++ as a first language (was doing some basic stuff when I was a teen) and I used to exchange code with some friends through BBSs. Sometimes we set up a challenge like “let’s code a tic tac toe!” and everybody had the chance to use whatever the language they wanted to solve it. Was nice!

In Argentina, Internet arrived on mid 90s (if I can recall it right) and that was a revolution for me. My dad gave me as a gift a 3 inch diskette with an email account on it. I was able to surf the web via gopher!

Well, I can write a lot of paragraphs about this but it’s the “introduce yourself” topic, so here we go.

Argentinian, Software Engineer, worked in Barcelona and Berlin (always in IT), now taking a sabbatical that is trying to reach the end. I’ve been always concerned about privacy. It all began when a colleague of mine was studying/researching in France and told me “Do not use google in any way, it’s going to be a huge database of people” aaaaand here we are.

I’m an active user of DuckDuckGo, Signal, Firefox, VPNs and Tor. Now I’m trying to get into Maidsaife and the Safe network. Decentralized and encrypted internet is the way to go IMHO.

Climber, cyclist and sometimes footballer. Melomaniac

I’ve worked mostly with scripting languages like php, python, ruby, javascript; frameworks like RoR, Django, React. Sometimes I compile too (Java, C/C++, Rust)

Glad to see that day by day there’s a honest interest in privacy and security on this incredible thing that the internet is.

Nice to meet everybody!

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Intro to Tiger Kaovilai

Hi folks,

A SAFE novice.

An Industrial Engineering and Computer Science student at NC State.

I have been following crypto networks that I can use to capitalize unused resouces I have such as a desktop computer for awhile.

I hope to learn a bit from the network here.

Thanks.

You can learn more about me at kaovilai.pw

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Hi Everybody!

Greetings from La Paz, Mexico, I’m software developer and lover of technology.
I started to develop ~30 years ago!! , I’m really curious about the safenet…

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I’m Roz.
I have been interested in crypto since an unspecified point in time that I don’t feel like disclosing because that is private. Prefer to lurk, but that just won’t do with something like this. I don’t want to simply witness but actively be part of such an ambitious undertaking. Just the few thinkpieces I came across have me fascinated and of course I immediately had to seek it out.
I’m still in college for computer work that is related but I don’t feel like disclosing because that is private. I was originally going to major in Philology.
I look forward to full immersion into Maidsafe in the future, although I don’t feel like disclosing a specific point in time because that is private.

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Hello to you !
I got interested in MAID a bit of time ago. Only on the network sinc e a few months. I am here to support the project, and to talk about MAID prices. Hope you all have a great day.

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Hi, I’m Mike Pigott. I’m a member of The NextWeb NYC Meetup Group, where we’re exploring different projects to rethink the current architecture of the web. In two weeks, I’m giving a presentation on the SAFE Network, and so I’m here learning more about it! I’ve enjoyed the YouTube videos I’ve seen so far, and I think I have a handle on most of the architecture. This is a really cool project!

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Hi all what’s up ! New here to the sAfenet and excited to get started !

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Hey everyone, I’m Johannes and I found this project just today and am very excited about this. I’ve been researching blockchain technologies lately (mostly Ethereum) and learning about Dapps. I’m a software development student and looking for technologies to use in my upcoming semester project. Looking at traditional blockchain tech and trying out Dapps with Ethereum, I realized the many downsides. Then I found this :slight_smile:
So I’m very excited to try it out!
Have a nice day everyone.

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I’m Stoyan from Bulgaria. I found an advertising leaflet about Safe network and here I am. I will be reading about this project and soon I hope I will know more about it. I would like to test the network, make a website or two if this makes sense :slight_smile: and if my knowledge is enough. If not, well I can start learning what ever is needed form ground zero.

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My name is Nicholas Amos. I just learned about this project by listening to tomorrow’s episode of the Future Tense podcast, and I’m very interested in what’s being done here. I’ve been interested in computers since I was a child, especially since I spent the first ~10yrs of my life without touching one, so I can appreciate the value they add to society. I can also appreciate what they’ve taken away: Certain degrees of individual peace and privacy. But, that’s only a fault with their current implementation, which is why we’re here. I’ll enjoy watching how this unfolds.

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Hi my name is Ray and I have always been interested in computing. Over the last couple of years my computing interest is in the balance between convenience of a product and it’s privacy. I also am interested in products that are completely offset environmentally and any environment restoration projects. My work is in corporate IT and a charity that help build schools around the world because education is the key to many social improvements. I hope to learn more about this system and what it can offer consumers of the internet.

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By the way I am a freelancer from USA. I have a daughter and big Labrador.

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