[okfn-discuss] Open Source Ecology

Aaron Makaruk aaron at opensourceecology.org
Tue Jun 26 20:26:35 UTC 2012

Dear Open Knowledge Foundation,

Open Source Ecology <http://opensourceecology.org/blog.php> (OSE) is
engaged in a major recruiting campaign to build a team of 6 who can work
together to create high-quality documentation as we expand the development
of the Global Village Construction
Set<http://opensourceecology.org/gvcs.php>(GVCS). The GVCS a
high-performance, modular, do-it-yourself, low-cost
platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different
industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable
civilization with modern comforts or enterprises that can compete anywhere
in the open economy.

*Basic Terms*


   - Must live on-site at Factor e
Farm<http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/FeF> (accommodations
   are provided) + stipend up to $2,000/month + full time commitment (no
   outside jobs or telecommuting unless specifically negotiated).
   - Daily Scrum Session from noon to 6 at the FeF workshop, with Daily
   Standup at noon.
   - Daily vlogging requirement for updates, 5 days per week.
   - Contributing to the Control Panel of the Flashy
XM<http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Flashy_XM> Platform
   - Semi-monthly blog posting on the Factor e Farm
Blog<http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Factor_e_Farm_Blog> according
   to FeF Blogging
   - 6 month minimum commitment, extendable indefinitely. Goal is to build
   a 30 person development

If you know anyone who would be interested in the following positions, please
ask them to send an email to recruiting at opensourceecology.org.

To post a single link:

*Job Descriptions*

Videographer <http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Videographer>

*Summary*: The key cameraman. The Factor e Farm Documenter produces video
documentation of developments at OSE Headquarters - including progress
updates, instructional videos that demonstrate how to fabricate and use
GVCS machines, and longer-term documentaries. Recruits and trains interns
and assistants for video production. Uploads media to the cloud for
collaborative editing. Manages remote video editing collaboration in the
form of Video Sprints. Produces high quality explainer videos bimonthly.
Works with Media Director on messaging.
 Documentation Director<http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Documentation_Director>

*Summary*: The Documentation Director sets standards for OSE documentation,
and is responsible for organizational learning necessary for best practices
to spread throughout the OSE development community. Assesses documentation
for clarity and quality, and directs priorities of technical documentation.
Specific tasks include development and management of the Flashy XM
platform, and prioritization of development tasks in the XM platform.
Collaborates with FeF Documenter, CAD Director, and Documentation Community
Manager to set standards. Works with and guides remote collaborators in the
production of documentation assets.

*Summary*: This is the key disseminator of OSE culture. Journalist and
blogger of OSE progress - documenting philosophical, organizational, and
technical development of OSE and the Global Village Construction Set. This
role involves creative writing, journalism, technical wiriting, script
writing, preparing presentations, and assisting Founding Director in
communicating the message.
 CAD Director <http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/CAD_Director>

*Summary*: the CAD Director is responsible for assuring that CAD assets are
generated for the GVCS. This incudes creating 3D models of each GVCS
machine, exploded part diagrams, 2D fabrication drawings in coordination
with the Production Director, isometric assembly drawings, as well as other
CAM/CAE assets. The job involves a high-degree of CAD proficiency as well
as the ability to manage a team of remote collaborators in group CAD
sessions - or CAD Sprints. This role also involves the development of a
clear set of specifications for the open source CAD/CAM software package -
as well as recruiting candidates for the full development of the open
source CAD/CAM platform over the next 2 years.
 Documentation Community

*Summary*: The Documentation Community Manager oversees the on-site and
global community of developers with an emphasis on generating project
documentation - including video, animations, CAD, technical writing, and
other assets. In technology transfer - actively seeks, refactors, captures,
and transfers documentation from collaborating projects. Role includes
organizing and managing Book Sprints to generate documentation in a
remixable format. Also responsible for maintaining an in-house, on-demand
publishing infrastructure of hard copy manuals. Responsible for building
and managing OSE social media platforms, and managing the OSE Documentation
Forum. Works closely with Recruiter to create Dream Team
Functional literacy in video, editing, design, and CAD required.
 Director of Learning<http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Director_of_Learning>

*Summary*: Works with other Documentation Team members to produce rapid
learning materials on key topics of relevance to open source economic
development. Collects a wide array of materials from industry, academia,
social enterprise sector, open source community, and other practitioners -
and distills these materials into rapid-learning format. Facilitates
on-site cross-training sessions and remote education programs. Organizes
on-site workshops.

Thank You,

Aaron Makaruk *|* Director of Development & Co-Creator
Open Source Ecology <http://opensourceecology.org/wiki> *|* TED Talk

aaron at opensourceecology.org
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