Name: Michael S
Nationality: United States
Profession: Oil & Gas
Why do you want to be on the CR Council?
Having the opportunity to mold the future of the new smart web would be the honor of a lifetime. Ever since joining the Cyber Republic community about 2 years ago, I have steadily been dedicating more and more of my time to helping elastOS and the Cyber Republic community grow, as well as increase overall awareness in the developer/crypto space through social media. The geek in me absolutely loves the technology of elastOS and the marketer in me wants to tell the whole world about our capabilities. I also feel a sense of personal responsibility to ensure funds are appropriately allocated, so analyzing suggestions and proposals is something that I am really looking forward to.
What qualifies you to be on the CR Council?
Working on major pipeline installations for EPIC projects (Engineering Procurement Installation and Construction) throughout the Gulf of Mexico, I have become accustomed to preparing budgets, managing a team of 5-6 structural designers, approving timesheets, tracking VO’s (Variance Orders for unexpected design changes), determining all the deliverables required for each project as well as how much time will be required to complete each deliverable, ensuring milestones are being hit (and if not, adjusting schedules accordingly), and I have even been involved in some hiring/firing. I have also personally been responsible for every single tender (quote for a new pipeline installation) or FEED Study that has come from the Houston office over the last 6 years that often turn into projects that won over our competitors. These projects usually vary anywhere from $150 million to $1.5 billion in revenue.
About 4 years ago, over a years’ time, I also developed a way to automate our design and fabrication processes using java and have been able to reduce project turn around by roughly 50%-60%. This automation required thousands of hours of coding/testing/debugging. Once the automation was operating properly, I was soon giving presentations to hundreds of co-workers, and also the CEO & COO in private presentations. It became apparent that because the Houston office was able to complete projects much faster than thought possible, my automation should be implemented across the globe in our many offices.
Working in a company with tens of thousands of employees, I am proud to say I have won awards for Best Performance and have been nominated 4 other times over subsequent years for Best Innovation and again for Best Performance as well as being given spot bonuses for my efforts. This is the kind of effort that you can expect from me. I love Oil and Gas and it has been a great opportunity for me, but over the last 2 years, I have come to realize that elastOS is what I am truly passionate about. Being accustomed to creating budgets, analyzing time/cost/resources, ensuring milestones are met, I plan to contribute as much as I can to the Council.
In the event that I am reviewing a very complex suggestion/proposal, I am very fortunate to have three individuals who can assist me in the role of Technical Advisors: Kiran Pachhai, Rong Chen, and TI.
What contributions have you already shown to the CR?
My dedication to the Cyber Republic community has been continually growing which has allowed me to assume many different responsibilities. I have had the opportunity to test Elastos on Ledger multiple times, weeks of testing/debugging the Elastos Mobile Wallet with the Elastos blockchain team in China at 2am-5am to fix freezing issues, searching for bugs or typos throughout Elastos.Academy website, and even helping with content in an elastOS DApp that is soon going to be released.
From the day that elastOS was released, I was already making YouTube tutorials to help community members get comfortable navigating and using elastOS. As new DApps are gradually released into the elastOS DApp store, I will be releasing many more tutorial videos to make it as easy as possible for new users to get accustomed to using elastOS and all of the features.
When I first joined the Elastos telegram channel, I knew I wanted to make it the most pleasant place possible. Since Elastos is a project run by the community through the Cyber Republic, it had to be a place for people to call home. For many months, I would be there greeting every new community member that I saw join the Elastos telegram channel. From helping community members diagnose issues with their wallets, answering various questions related to Elastos, or even discussing personal life, this community has been a huge part of my life. When the community expressed concerns related to marketing, I wanted to do everything I could to help.
I quickly purchased and taught myself how to use Adobe Photoshop for marketing on several different social media platforms. I have since then been publishing Bi-Weekly Technical Summaries for concise technical updates that community members could easily share with friends & family. Since then, my efforts have expanded into recruiting developers & also targeting Bitcoin miners to increase merge-mining & overall network security.
Contributing to consensus has always been very important to me, so I knew very early on that I would want to be running a Supernode. Running The Houston Supernode is something that I take a lot of pride in, but being a part of Enter Elastos & Noderators Supernodes has been a great way for me to meet some truly incredible people in the community. On behalf of Enter Elastos Supernodes, I have had so much fun helping to host quizzes in Telegram for the community to help educate, and bring attention to different topics such as Elephant Wallet, Elastos DMA & Hyper.IM / Hyper Connect. I also did some #FundMyDApp Retweet giveaways on YouTube to reward community members for retweeting tweets related to the contest.
Representing the Noderators, I have had many fantastic opportunities such as hosting more than 20 Ellipal giveaways over YouTube for community members and have also taken part of livestreams with Adem Bilican (covering Elastos Unity) and Rong Chen with KP Woods for a recap of the major accomplishments of 2019. Keeping the community up-to-date on elastOS activities and achievements has been a great pleasure of mine. I am looking forward to continuing to help grow the Cyber Republic community, create awareness for elastOS, and forge lasting relationships with this amazing community.
Please give us a short statement that represents your future vision for the Cyber Republic, and how you plan to champion that vision by joining the CR Council.
In order to increase the number of developers and expedite the growth of the elastOS ecosystem, I plan to submit proposals to host events at major computer science universities. By hosting events at universities I’m hoping to attract some very ambitious, fresh talent to help build DApps on elastOS. The way that I plan to be a champion for elastOS is to simply do everything that I can to help encourage the community, boost our user base, and increase the security of the network as well as educating as many people as possible of the many benefits of elastOS. The proposals that I want to see get passed through the Council will be proposals that I believe will be able to provide the greatest return, for the lowest cost. I am ready to give it my all and hope that with enough community support, I will have the great honor of serving on the Cyber Republic Council.