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Sunflower is a template that will be used by the Sahana Software Foundation (SSF) as a community management and coordination tool. It's development started during the Sahanathon in 2012.
- To publish information about all Sahana deployments
- To allow for better task management across deployments & projects (eg GSoC)
- To give the Sahana Community an opportunity to Eat our own dog food
- To help us keep better track of who's in our community and what they are working on
- To provide a solution that other digital humanitarian groups can use for their own coordination platform
Sahana Sunflower will help the Sahana Software Foundation manage information about:
It will also be used to promote our work to the general public. One potential use is to generate iframes with deployment information and maps that can be embedded in the SSF website.
- Volunteers will use Sunflower to manage community tasks so that they know what needs to be done.
- Newcomers to the Sahana Community will use Sahana Sunflower to find out what they can do to contribute to Sahana Software Foundation projects.
- People interested in Sahana software will use Sunflower to find out how Sahana software is used by different organizations around the world.
- Active deployments can use Sunflower as a destination for posting tasks related to their specific project.
- SSF members can use Sunflower to track the status of internal projects, update directories or contacts and organizations, and log information about opportunities for grants and jobs.
- Users can view news feeds from peer organizations and thought leaders.
- User Organizations would maintain an up to date profile (contacts, details about deployment), etc.
- The SSF Community would use it as a directory of the SSF community’s individual contact information, affiliations and locations, as well as information they have about contacts they believe would like to be reached out to by the SSF community in the event of a disaster in their local community.
- It would also serve the community as a directory of organizations and groups that engage in remote, crowdsourced information management volunteering such as the OSM Humanitarian team and other organizations that are relevant for global, technology focused disaster management solutions.
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Data models for Sunflower objects can be found here: https://docs.google.com/a/sarapisfoundation.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArhSktWsQi1VdE5lQncyYWNESUxsdXdDYUI3ZEg1dEE&usp=sharing
There have been suggestions that we determine a way in which to recognise top contributors - one way of doing this would be to give people "Points" (Sunflower seeds?) for completing tasks. This could work something like:
- All members can vote on the number of points a task is worth (0-5). The value of the task is the average of those votes. If there are no votes, a task gets 1 point.
- Tasks are often assigned value by the person who creates them. I think that's a good way to establish not just their difficulty but also their priority level. Additionally, it would be nice if the person who completes the task also indicates the amount of time they put into that task. Both factors could be recorded to create more useful information about community members and their contributions.
- When a task is completed, the member that the task is assigned to gets the average value of their votes (although their own vote is ignored)
- On the homepage the top contributors based on points accumulated over the past month are displayed
- We can also keep historic point talleys over time
- I think it's useful to think about the types of rewards that could be offered to people with lots of points.
- I also think this would be a good reason to incorporaespeciallyte badges into EDEN, specifically http://openbadges.org/ which could be used as a reward mechanism as well as a way to share information about people's skills and experiences.
- View a list of Sahana Volunteers
- Show a Volunteer Profile page with a list of the tasks that they have completed
- View a list of tasks needing to be done for Sahana
- View a map/table/chart of Sahana Deployments
- Log a task that needs to be done in Sahana
- View a list of internal Sahana contacts.
- View a list of peer organizations.
- View a list of opportunities (grants, jobs, etc) and their status.
- Use a bootstrap theme
- Use datalists (http://demo.drm.tl/eden/default/index/newsfeed) and summary pages (http://demo.lacrmt.sahanafoundation.org/eden/stats/people/summary) to present data
- "News" could be implemented in a couple of different ways:
- Using custom code to pull data together from Projects, Deployments & Events (MH: My choice)
- Use a dedicated data-model just for news (would require updating)
- Use the update functionality (as on the CRMT homepage)
- Syndicating news feeds from specific organizations RSS feeds, which is how news comes into the NYCPrepared EDEN.
- Register as Contributors would disappear when logged in
- You could toggle between members & deployment layers on the map
- You could toggle between all tasks & tasks for beginners
- Do we want to switch the boxs for tasks & news?
Summary page of Contributors (probably use the "Volunteer" data model - would volunteer be a better term?):
- Datalist showing Contributors + photos
- Map of Contributors
- Chart of Contributors per country
Summary page of deployments (could these be a filtered type of project?)
These would be things like GSOC projects & other internal projects (Communication Strategy, Blog Update, etc). Summary page:
Does it make sense having a list or all organisations here? Or just partners? Summary page:
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