[clug] Re: Local linux/python help for museum project at Old Parliament House ...

Darran Edmundson darran at edmstudio.com
Tue Dec 23 13:27:19 GMT 2008

Hi All,

Just a final note that we are still looking for sys-admin, database and 
python help for our Old Parliament House project.  Short version:

- Interactive museum project will be seen by 250,000 visitors a year
- Paid work at market rates through May 2009 and beyond
- Full and/or part-time/casual (set your own hours)
- Requires ability to work from home, and very occasionally at OPH

If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this on.  I'd 
prefer to keep the work here in Canberra rather than go further afield.


Darran Edmundson wrote:
> Hi All,
> As you may or may not be aware, Old Parliament House will launch a 
> "Gallery of Australian Democracy" in May 2009.  This will occur in the 
> 1000 square meters of exhibit space freed up by the departure of the NPG 
> to its new home across the road.  My company, EDM Studio, is the project 
> lead for this "permanent" (read 10 year) exhibit.  Far from a 
> traditional museum experience - what could be described as "read-only" - 
> we are trying to create a place where visitor input (via opinions, 
> voting, etc.) is as important as curated content.
> Relative to most museum developments, this is a technically-ambitious 
> undertaking ... with an aggressive deadline to boot.  To make this 
> happen, we are using
> - An "Ocean's 11" approach whereby an eclectic team with diverse and
>   highly specialised skills forms for a single project.  Our team
>   includes programmers, graphic designers, electronics experts,
>   sys-admins, curators, academics, film-makers, electrical and data
>   specialists, interface designers, acoustic and A/V consultants,
>   fabricators, admin staff, and the list goes on.  Some people are
>   full-time, some only able to contribute a few hours here and there.
> - A commitment to transparency.  We've got a very flat
>   decision-making structure where team members are encouraged
>   to take initiative, discuss ideas openly, and proceed on a consensus.
> - In terms of technology, where possible, a commitment to open-source
>   development.  Python is the glue that holds everything together.
>   Test-driven-development for production code is critical.
> We're looking for talented linux and osx sys-admins (rsync expertise a 
> plus ;-), mysql/postgres database experts, and experienced python 
> programmers (preferably with expertise in unit testing, and one of 
> twisted or osx) interested in working on this project (full and all 
> manner of part-time) through May 2009 and beyond.  Contact me direct by 
> email, darran at edmstudio.com.
> Cheers,
> Darran

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