[Rubyforchange-talk] Ok, so THAT is embarrassing
jeff at casimircreative.com
Tue Sep 18 23:11:02 EDT 2007
I have to apologize. I thought I was signed up for the mailing list
but, apparently, never did it. I didn't realize there had been any
discussion whatsoever until I just noticed email archives.
I am going to read through the archives in the next two days and offer
feedback/commentary as appropriate.
In better news, I am working on the first Ruby for Change event to be
held in conjunction with Ruby East outside Philadelphia in a week and
a half. I sent some emails out to friends and speakers at the event,
but only managed to lasso a few people. By the end of the day
tomorrow I want to have a publicity page posted with some information
about the event and a signup for interested parties. Once that is up
I hope to elicit a little blog-pub from the community and rally a
small team of workers for a day-long hackfest.
Chariot Solutions, host of Ruby East, is renting a space for the event
all day Saturday (with power and internet). I am going to try to dig
up a pizza/redbull/etc sponsor to fuel the activity. I am hoping to
organize 5-20 people to tackle a project that can be functional by the
end of the day and useful to normal people.
While I'd take suggestions and input, I am kind of in love with the
idea of a document/file exchange system. My school uses Microsoft's
Sharepoint and it is pretty....uhhh....underwhelming. I'm envisioning
a system that makes extensive use of searchability, tagging, and
metadata to organize a "file system." Kind of how GMail's archive
helped me let go of my complex folder hierarchies and filter chains in
Outlook, I want this project to do for documents. Versioning, privacy
settings, maybe branching/merging, commenting, preview as html,
support for lots of file formats (graphics, ms office, openoffice,
pdf, etc) would all be cool features as programmer power/numbers
allow. Does that sound interesting at all?
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