[annotator-dev] New member - introduction

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Wed Aug 10 19:02:29 UTC 2011

Hi Timothy,

*Really* good to hear from you :-)

If you were interested in doing some python or js stuff on annotator
stuff we could definitely find something to do (the python backend
especially could do with some more work).


PS: you may also be interested in HyperNotes
<https://github.com/okfn/hypernotes> - demo at
http://hypernotes.dev.okfn.org/static/app/index.html (mailing list

On 8 August 2011 09:38, Timothy Hill <thill at nyu.edu> wrote:
> Hello, List,
> My name's Timothy Hill. I'm a developer new to the Open Knowledge
> Foundation, but very enthused by its aims and the community.
> Over the past decade or so I've worked on a couple of
> annotation-focused projects - first a web application called Lectrix,
> a hypertext commentary system for students of Ancient Greek and Latin
> literature, unfortunately behind a paywall
> (http://www.cambridge.org/online/lectrix/texts.htm), and latterly on a
> piece of software called Pliny (http://pliny.cch.kcl.ac.uk/).
> As the above indicates, my background is in humanities computing, so
> Annotator's origins in openshakespeare.org is familiar territory to
> me. I'm particularly interested in 'cf.' style annotations - i.e.,
> some means of indicating that two or more passages are related to each
> other and specifying what that relationship is.
> Technically, I've got a fair bit of experience in Java, MySql,
> XML/XSLT, and JavaScript/jQuery development. More recently I've been
> using RDF/SPARQL, and I've started exploring Python - a direction I'm
> very keen to move further in.
> Annotator looks promising and I'd be interested in contributing,
> whether to the original codebase or with plugins, etc.
> Thanks,
> Tim

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