Looking for User experience and full stack open source software developer
This is a ground floor opportunity for the right developer to make an immediate and significant impact on the technology that will drive open democracy and participation for the next decade and beyond.
D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. The project will run from 2013 to 2016. www.dcentproject.eu
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User experience and full stack open source software developer
As Senior User Experience Developer for D-CENT, you will be developing the democracy tools’ front end in co-operation with the back-end development team, designers and users. You will have continuous releases, and continuous feedback from pilot user groups in Helsinki, Barcelona and Reykjavik. There will be continuous support and coaching from the D-CENT Partners, including W3C working groups for Social media and Crypto. For more partners, see: dcentproject.eu/about-us/partners.
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Interviewing Evan Henshaw-Plath
Evan Henshaw-Plath was the first hire and lead developer of Odeo.com through the pivot to Twitter. From there he was architect at Yahoo Brickhouse where they built the social location platform, Fire Eagle. He’s spoken extensively on startups, software development, media, social change. Henshaw-Plath is one of the partners in the D-CENT project.
D-CENT interview: Evan Henshaw-Plath from D-CENT on Vimeo.
Crowsourcing a Magna Carta for the Web at the Internet Governance Forum
At the Internet Governance Forum this week in Istanbul, we’ve been discussing how to answer the question posed by Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web Foundation at the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Web: What is the Web Web Want? How can a “Magna Carta” for Web rights be crowd-sourced directly from the users of the Web itself?
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Interviewing Davide Barillari
Davide Barillari is a Certified IT Specialist working for IBM Global Services in Italy. Barillari is currently providing consultancy services at customer sites in banking sector, on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. He is also the Regional Councilor for an anti-government political party Five Star Movement (M5S) in Lazio.
Mr. Barillari was one of the panelists at the D-CENT launch event, organised on the 14th of March 2014 in London. His panel dived into new models of democracy.
D-CENT interview: Davide Barillari from D-CENT on Vimeo.
D-CENT already has published several research documents. Here’s a short listing of those published so far.
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Interviewing Jon Kingsbury
Jon Kingsbury leads an inter-disciplinary team at Nesta, UK, that designs, commissions and delivers multi-million pound innovation programmes that help the creative and digital economy. He opened the D-CENT launch event “Democracy reboot: Re-imagining democracy and currency in Europe” organised in March 2014 in London.
“D-CENT is being tested with real users and real community groups. That’s different to a lot of other technology projects which generally tend to focus on what people want to build rather than focusing on the needs of the community.”
D-CENT interview: Jon Kingsbury from D-CENT on Vimeo.
Interviewing Hille Hinsberg
D-CENT interviews Hille Hinsberg from PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies. Hinsberg is an expert of governance and civil society policy. She participated the D-CENT launch event “Democracy reboot: Re-imagining democracy and currency in Europe” organised in March 2014 in London.
“D-CENT is a way to empower the ordinary guy. To have him/her on board, while making decisions and planning things that will inevitably influence all of us.”
D-CENT interview: Hille Hinsberg from D-CENT on Vimeo.
Interviewing Geoff Mulgan
D-CENT interviews Geoff Mulgan, the Chief Executive of Nesta. Mulgan participated the D-CENT launch event “Democracy reboot: Re-imagining democracy and currency in Europe” organised in March 2014 in London. He moderated the panel discussed about new models of democracy.
“Democratic institutions don’t change over night. But my hope is that in the next ten, twenty or thirty years of time some of the things we’ve talked as part of the D-CENT conversation simply become commons sense everywhere”, says Mulgan.
D-CENT interview: Geoff Mulgan from D-CENT on Vimeo.
Interviewing Bernard Lietaer
Bernard Lietaer has been active in the domain of money systems for a period of 30 years. His consultant experience in monetary aspects on four continents ranges from multinational corporations to developing countries. He is the author of eighteen books including The Future of Money translated in 18 languages.
Mr. Lietaer was the chair of the panel discussing social currencies and new economic institutions at the D-CENT launch event, organised on the 14th of March 2014 in London.
D-CENT interview: Bernard Lietaer from D-CENT on Vimeo.