I’m pleased to be re-launching an initiative dedicated to delivering
next-generation infrastructure for IxDA.org.
If you’re an avid IxDA list reader, you may have seen mention of this
infrastructure initiative over the past few months. Nasir Barday,
another IxDA Director, and myself have been the core team, working
with other Board members and several other leaders in our community.
We were moving rather quickly towards finalizing our feature list and
creating an RFP for development resources. However, some list
discussion in November helped us realize that this important
initiative should better reflect the spirit of IxDA’s commitment to
openness, member contributions, and networked collaboration.
Therefore, I’m hereby issuing an open call for anybody who’d like to
contribute to this initiative to join the team. We need energetic
folks ready to contribute their time and skills to help with
interaction design, visual design, and potentially web development
work (likely using Drupal). We're looking for a commitment of at least
3-5 hours per week for the next several months at least, plus a
willingness to stick to project deadlines.
If you’re interested, please visit this page: http://is.gd/bxPgto and
use the Google form send us your information. Make sure to select
“Infrastructure/Technology” as your initiative of interest. We'll give
it a week to gather interested parties, and then I'll invite everyone
to our working project area.
We intend to continue employing an organized team-based approach to
ensure that our efforts are coordinated and moving in the same
direction to improve IxDA.org in several key areas. The scope of the
project is still very much open for discussion. Throughout the
project, I will work to ensure that the IxDA community has visibility
on our status and deliverables. We will also be defining some
community-wide checkpoints to share and hopefully validate the outputs
from this initiative before the new system is built.
Thanks for your attention, and please contact us before December 20th
to get on board!