[Server-devel] Martin's new assistant
gregsmitholpc at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 10:12:49 EDT 2008
Welcome to the battle! Great to have you on board.
I'm sure that Martin is loading up your plate. I'm available if you want
input on what's important to our end user or have any questions in general.
One thing you could do while you are still new is to update and improve
our documentation as you go through it. I especially want to make it
simple to find the list of exactly what is supported and what is not in
a given XS release. That plus improving all the pages overall.
If you learn anything in those areas as you come up to speed, don't
hesitate to update the wiki. Just make sure any new information is correct.
Now that we have critical engineering mass down under, maybe we should
start giving XS releases code names like Kiwi or Koala or Maori... :-)
Good luck and e-mail or call me anytime if I can help with something.
PS - Avid is just down the highway from here and I've worked for a few
video editing, compositing and CGI companies over the years. Back when
it was mixed signal, analog and digital video if you can believe that. I
miss my CRT already :-) I can even reminisce about Nam June Paik if you
want to go back the pre-history.
I will be working with Martin Langhoff for a couple of months, with
the hope of giving XS development a boost.
At present I am really just familiarising myself with the system, but
we aim to clean up that bug tracker and have a considerably more
useful school server.
My background is in software art, with a bit of filmmaking, web
development, and general programming. Some of my projects are
described on http://halo.gen.nz/. The art background is perhaps more
relevant than it might seem: it is hard to imagine an environment with
worse connectivity and less IT expertise than a typical New Zealand
art gallery. Designing and deploying tolerably cheap and fail-safe
systems has been a large part of my work.
Anyway, I'm glad to helping the OLPC project.
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