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22 Jun 2009

Transition Network Seeks a Web Manager

conductorTransition Network is seeking someone who can carry out the job set out in this Job Description, orchestrating the development and implementation of Transition Network’s new, and rather wonderful, web strategy. We envisage a marriage between process and technology to create the mechanisms for transitioners to connect, share energy and information, and get/give support.  In the words of one of the attendees of the Web strategy presentation at our recent conference “That’s the best web strategy I’ve seen since I first got involved in the internet and software in 1994”. Take a look at the recommendations above and see if you agree. CV’s and resumes please to benbrangwyn[AT]transitionnetwork[DOT]org by 8-Jul-09 please, with a covering letter to say what you like (or don’t!) about the recommendations.  Thanks.

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Richard Kuhnel
24 Jun 6:07am

Hi Rob,
Quite interesting document in regards to the web strategy. Some aspects that came to my mind when reading this through once and might be of interest to this project are the resilience of any system based on various scenarios that all would cause the disruption of the system as well as potential attributes that might be useful:
– potential power downs, caused by a multiple number of events, including catastrophic ones
– system that can be independent from current mainstream internet technology and implementation with control by governments and organizations over the access to hardware and software running the system
– self- repairing and self- forming
– capability of extreme distribution, parallelism, and synchronizing and desynchronizing capabilities
– resource redundance for the systems that are used to build a system, meaning, several groups of people who could modify php and mysql itself as needed
– cross-continental redundancy of knowledge base, system
– mesh networks based on “low” technology, like ham radio, running on low power, produced at location of node
– avoiding single points of failures identified by answering the question: if this element does not function, would the system continue to work or not
– self – funding
– backup that can be retrieved, even if the technology to retrieve it can not be used anymore
– inclusion of not “connected” individuals, by choice or involuntarily

In regards to the design of the software I’d would look at a way of frame work containing elements (vs. a framework that contains elements), each of which can be connected to any number of other elements in any configuration. Mhhh – I have to think about this more.


Fred (TT Groningen NL)
25 Jun 3:00am

Just a short reply from Groningen, in the North of the Netherlands.

I’m impressed, but are you sure that one person can do it all? 🙂

Richard Kuhnel
26 Jun 9:10pm

Hi Fred,
Not sure which one you are replying to. Regardless, even though I have not been involved in formulating the strategy, I don’t think this is meant to be done by one person.