HumaniNet Collaborative Workspace Project:
How You Can Help

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by Matt Blair
Posted: 8/1/2005

If you are interested in this project, here are some of the ways you can help:

Provide your experiences

Both of these projects are user-centered from start to finish. We are very eager to hear about your experiences with online collaboration systems in resource-scarce environments. What has worked well? What drives you crazy about using the web over a slow connection from the field? What challenges have you discovered in sharing information from and getting information to the field? We want input and ideas from a variety of perspectives: relief workers with intensive field experience, headquaters-based project managers, technical staff, systems administrators, interaction designers, and anyone in-between.

Be a Tester

We are already operating an alpha version of our community center, based on Plone 2.0.5, and are planning to launch a beta based on Plone 2.1 in the next 4 - 6 weeks. We will be launching a prototype of the project center template at roughly the same time. We need testers to try it out, compare it to their past experiences, determine whether it would work for their organizations, and tell us how we can make it better.

Work on the Plone/Zope/CSS Wishlist

Unfortunately, we don't have enough money in our budget to offer bounties. Sorry! We do have a wishlist of features and enhancements that we need help from smart people to implement. We would appreciate any technical expertise and assistance you can provide. (List coming soon)

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