[pcplantdb] who are you?
webmaster at pfaf.org
Mon Nov 3 07:59:47 EST 2003
Stephanie Gerson wrote:
> hey yalls
> Could I get some brief bios from all the people looking to be seriously
> involved (written into the grant) in the guild*builder project? And
> resumes as well if you deem them necessary.
PhD Pure Maths/Information Technology
Liverpool University, 1990
Postdoctoral research work, 1990-2000
Liverpool & Leeds Universities
In fields of statistics, computer vision,
differential geometry and computer based
Teaching in Adult Ed/Further Ed 1999-2001
Chair of Liverpool University Green Group 1988-1991
Became webmaster for Plants For A Future 1995 - Present
Developed web interface to Plants For A Future Database 1997
Trustee for Plants For A Future Charity - 1999 - Present
Full time voluntary worker/manager for Plants For A Future
2001 - Present
Skills: C, Java, Unix (sysadmin), HTML, SQL (mySQL and MS-Access),
several other special purpose languages and Systems.
Crisis Management! Accounts, Site management.
> Also, if we are claiming that this web resource will help not only
> Permaculturists, then we need support from the rest of our constituents.
> Expanded target audience could include:
> -university students
I hope to get some academic backing. Possibly AAAS
> -garden clubs
> -agricultural experiment stations
> -low-income/hungry (we definitely need representation here)
> How to round up support? any ideas/connections? Representation from non-
> permies is essential if we are to portray this web resource not as simply
> a permaculture toy, but as a legitimate resource for any individual/
> community seeking to satisfy basic needs in a sustainable way.
I've a good record of many many emails we been sent by wide
range of interested parties, I could trawl through these and request
> Similarly, we discussed being cross-linked to other web resources/
> databases, such as PFAF. which ones? Are they willing to support us and
> link back to us? We must get in touch with them! I suggest we make a
> list of websites we would like to cross-link to, and then start
> contacting them to solicit support. (So that in our grant proposal, we
> can say something like "Richard Morris from PFAF is enthusiastic about
> the project, and has agreed to offer PFAF database access from the guild-
> builder site...")
This will probably take a lot of work. I've quite a few good
contacts with webmasters of several sites, relatively old and not
always the major players.
I guess to approach these we would need a good "Project Proposal"
which we could send round to gather interest.
> Because, as I've said before, this project is only as valuable as the
> support it receives from its user base.
Absolutely. Building use base is I think the top priority.
> We must situate this project
> within the existing guild of permaculture and sustainability-oriented
> resources already avaialable, so that it may be a functioning and
> contributing component.
Time to check my contact list!
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