[annotator-dev] New member - potential work allocation

Timothy Hill thill at nyu.edu
Fri Aug 12 16:40:17 UTC 2011

Heh. Looks like enough to keep me busy for a while. :-)


On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 12 August 2011 13:15, Timothy Hill <thill at nyu.edu> wrote:
>> Hi, Rufus
>>> 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).
>> Sure ... I'd definitely be interested in doing some backend Python
>> work. I guess there's a caveat to attach to that, though, in that I
>> don't have a great deal of experience with Python. What I've seen, I
>> like, and I want to do more. But I'm not capable of turning around
>> something big and/or fast as matters stand.
>>  If you've got something reasonably bite-sized and Python-y I'd be
>> keen to take it on, though.
> OK, great. Here's my suggestion for what you could do to start with:
> 1. Review and transfer user stories.
> Finish transferring user stories (those not marked with [T]) on wiki:
> <https://github.com/okfn/annotator/wiki/Use-Cases-and-User-Stories> to
> the spreadsheet (linked on that page). I think this would be useful
> because it will also give you an idea of what we have been doing (also
> if you have any ideas for new user stories you can add them!).
> I'd also suggest looking through open issues both on annotator and on
> store (<https://github.com/okfn/annotator-store/issues>)
> 2. Take a look at this issue:
> <https://github.com/okfn/annotator-store/issues/23>
> This is a good one to do as it involves getting annotator store
> running locally (should be relatively simple)
> 3. [bigger, optional and to think about] Update annotateit.org to
> allow for uploading documents rather than just being a storage engine.
> Simplest plan:
> a) Replace annotateit.org with wordpress install (this is doc management system)
> b) Move current annotator store instance to api.annotateit.org (or
> even just mount at annotateit.org/api)
> More complex plan in which users of two systems (annotator storage and
> doc management system) are merged:
> a) Have a wordpress install. This would do user and document management.
> b) Write a plugin for annotator-store so that it delegates account
> management to wordpress.
> c) Write a plugin for wordpress (or hack into wordpress db) to provide
> annotateit info on wordpress internal user page (i.e. bookmarklet,
> secret key etc)
> Rufus

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