Should we now expect a third similar opportunity, since things happen in threes?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Julian Priest <julian(a)informal.org.uk>
Date: 03-Apr-2007 01:10
Subject: job at habitatmap.org for an open guides developer
Hi Earle, Jo, Saul
this job offer from Michael Heimbinder from www.habitatmap.org who I
met at the Banff Center last November at the Almost Perfect residency.
He's got a great project doing collaborative mapping of environmental
hazards and info in Brooklyn and we had a look at using openguides,
wikis and openstreetmap as a way of doing that without reinventing
wheels which looks like it's borne fruit.
I think he's planning smart phone UI too and has a phone dev on board
already so could get some mass uptake there too - and it might be
interesting to get a new public openguides input out of it too I
Do drop him a line if you are interested.. I think it'll go out on the
perl lists soon too.
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----- Forwarded message from Michael Heimbinder <mheimbinder(a)gmail.com> -----
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 15:22:55 -0400
From: "Michael Heimbinder" <mheimbinder(a)gmail.com>
To: "julian(a)informal.org.uk" <julian(a)informal.org.uk>
Open Source Perl Programmer / OpenGuides Developer
Pay Rate: TBD
Habitatmap.org, a community based non-profit organization, seeks a
developer for a wiki- mapping and social networking website based on
the OpenGuides platform,www.openguides.org. The qualified candidate
feel comfortable with Template Toolkit, CSS, automated testing, and
database administration. Interest in environmental and public health
issues, city planning, or community organizing are a plus. Preference
will be given to candidates in the New York City area, however, we
will hire nationally and internationally. Preference will also be
given to candidates who are capable of serving as part-time, pay by
the hour system administrators once the site is up and running.
The job is flexibly scheduled, part-time, contract work. Payments
will be made based on deliverables.
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to:
Please include "Programming Job" in the subject line.
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Mike Bergman has written a susbstantial blog entry about linked,
structured data on the Web, titled "Did You Blink? The Structured Web
Just Arrived" that may be of interest to people on this list, in the
light of the recent RDF discussions.
The article is mainly focused on dbpedia.org, the RDFized version of
Wikipedia, but touches on GeoNames and other general issues we've
recently talked about. About 2/3 of the way down the page, under
"Extensibility and Relation to Open Data" Mike lists "Additional
candidate datasets of interest have also been identified by the SWEO
interest group", including a link OpenGuides.
Nice exposure for the OG in general, and especially for the RDF/XML support :)
So I was playing with Operator the other day.
to see what out microformat support looks like and it occured to me we are
missing out on one of them... Tags.
We have discussed before that we prefer categories and locales over "tags"
becasue they are less freeform. However they are our "tags" and as such we
should probably mark them up like that for microformat goodness. It would
seem the way to do this is to add rel="tag" in the <a>.
Comments, suggetions, patches?
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