[permaculture] [Fwd: Web Technology and Programming]

Keith D Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Wed Feb 17 23:14:02 EST 2010

Cool, good, excellent,
Let me know what comes of it.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Evan Schoepke <thejulianeffect at gmail.com>
>Sent: Feb 17, 2010 10:40 PM
>To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [permaculture] [Fwd: Web Technology and Programming]
>Thanks Keith,
>I've got some projects that I could put Matt to wonderful use on!
>     E v a n   S c h o e p k e
>                                  Principal: Gaia Punk Designs
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>On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 5:45 PM, Keith Johnson <keithdj at mindspring.com>wrote:
>> This fellow Matt wrote me the following but, not being a technical geeky
>> person, I could not suggest any functional application of his skills to
>> the needs of the magazine. Perhaps someone else out there could utilize,
>> or at least suggest an application for, his talents.
>> Keith
>> Greetings Keith!
>> I have been enjoying Permaculture Activist magazine for the past 2 years
>> and checking up on the website frequently - it's a great resource and has
>>  provided me many useful links and new ideas.  I wanted to get in touch
>> with you because I thought you might be interested in an idea I have, or at
>>  least be able to offer a bit of insight.  Basically, I am a computer
>> scientist in the process of becoming an ecologist.  Though I have been a
>> successful
>>  freelance programmer for about 10 years, with projects including computer
>> modeling, information systems, and content management, I have found
>>  that my interests truly lie with the hard science of the natural world.
>>  However I have developed a lot of expertise over the years and before I, at
>> least
>>  in part, leave computer programming behind I want to explore arenas for
>> bridging these two fields, and especially sharing with those working on the
>>  more radical or unsung levels of the ecological struggle, for instance
>> permaculture.
>> With all this in mind my question to you then would be - what kinds of
>> information systems needs can the permaculture movement specifically benefit
>> from?
>> A good deal of my more recent experience has been with the web, so that
>> could be a place to start.  For instance I am involved in the development
>> of open source web-based content management software that seeks to focus on
>> ease of use for managing web content.  I'm also involved in a similar
>> project
>> for managing magazine subscriptions.  Of course, PcA must already have
>> systems in place for these things, but I'm interested in any additional
>> challenges may
>> be from your perspective, especially for managing any information that is
>> permaculture specific.
>> Let me know if you are interested in dialogging about any of this!  If
>> there is some synergy perhaps something mutually beneficial could come from
>> this, otherwise
>> it's just a pleasure to make your acquaintance and keep up the good work.
>> matt  <deepwinter at winterroot.net>
>> --
>> Keith Johnson
>> "Be fruitful and mulch apply."
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