Good news! The deal recently secured by @nadia on the RECODE Democracy project in Sweden, we have decided to hire the mighty @luca_mearelli to help us strengthen what I’m calling the “SSNA Stack”. This means Open Ethnographer and Graphryder.
“Strengthen” in this context means above all design and usability. The data model and engine behind SSNA, I think, are quite solid already. If you have admin server access and can do Ruby on Rails and SQL, you can do practically anything. But of course anthropologists and ethnographers tend not to have admin server access, and they do not program in Ruby or write SQL queries, so we need to do some work on the interfaces.
So: calling to people who are using these tools now or might be interested to do in the future. This is where you say what you would like. If we can, we’ll implement it.
I am talking to you, @amelia, @noemi, @federico_monaco, @akmunk, @meta, @louromainwatson, @Nermine. You are invited to take part in this discussion. Here we choose what Luca will do, then he’ll go out and do it.
@matthias and @daniel: don’t worry, I am not counting on you for this. I guess Luca will set up a staging server somewhere; when he is done, he’ll merge onto Github, and we will ask you to deploy (for open ethno; for Graphryder it will be even easier, though it makes sense for the dashboard to be on our server).