Sat 22 Feb 2020 7:34PM

central file of talents and skills in the community.

P Purzel Public Seen by 21

Hey you silent kiezburn hero's ❤

I have had an idea and I would like your input on it and figure out if someone here would be interested to realise it.

As far as I know we dont really know what potential in form of skills and professions lie hidden in our community.

For example, if I'm in need of a sound engineer or a carpenter for a kiezburn event/project, I wouldn't know who to ask as long as I dont meet one by "accident".

Same goes with things in our belongings. Maybe someone has a van and is willing to lend it for the community or certain tools to build art etc.

I think because of this lack we're missing out on a lot of potetrial or wasting money.

I imagine some form of central file, members of the community whom own things or skills and are interested to bring them in for kiezburn can sing up and list them.

Questions the would rise from that:

  • what would we do about privacy? Make it all public or give access to a few people that check up on requests.

  • We could keep it contained to kiezburn needs or also give our members the possible to connect for their outside world projects.

  • Do that all online and how to restrict the access to our community instead of the whole internet?

I hope I directed my idea into the right hands and would be happy to hear your thoughts and ideas on it 😊


Alex Kaos Mon 24 Feb 2020 7:39AM

There is a Minister of the Robots that has actually developed a prototype website that fulfills tis exact purpose + more. Daniel Reszka

I have forgotten the name of his demo site, and @Henrik 🤖 mentioned it might be possible to create a small plugin that fulfills this duty.
It is quite a big topic with some incredible returns if we can get something intergrated. I also believe @Callum Macdonald had expressed interest in the past at seeing such a 'Skills + Resources Network' developed. It is unfortunately out of my league or bandwidth. But hopefully one of the gentlemen might have the understanding and/or time (no pressure naturally) to see if something could be done here.


Daniel Reszka Tue 10 Mar 2020 8:29AM

Sorry for the late answer.

You're most welcome to grab the teamvision code here and run an instance with it:

Feel most welcome to fork and adapt as well. I suppose that will allow you to get something up and running sooner than by developing something from scratch.

Just know that my focus, when I come back to building this project (in May), will be on the new version, so I won't maintain that one. But the current code is yours if you want it.


Daniel Reszka Tue 10 Mar 2020 8:32AM

Usable demo: feel free to play with it.


Daniel Reszka Tue 10 Mar 2020 8:50AM

When I get my new version (multi tenant, rewritten code, commercial clients ready) in beta, I want it to be free for burner communities and other non-profits with a positive social impact. The kiezburn community will be first to know. But that won't be before late May earliest.

I'm not sure yet if the new version will be open source or closed. The ideal will be to have an opensource community edition, but that might be too much complexity and conflict with my priorities then. We'll see. In any case there will be a 100% free (or just service costs) account for burner communities. And the current version that is on GitHub will remain opensource (but not actively maintained by me).


Purzel Mon 24 Feb 2020 8:45AM

I'm glad that I came to the right place and am not the only one to see the possible advantages 😊

Thank you for marking the ones with more insight 😘


Purzel Fri 28 Feb 2020 5:02PM

Thank you for your input, I would favour your last suggestion.

Should I make a proposal to the whole community about it, to get advice on how to do this in detail?

If yes, where would I post this? It seems a bit misplaced in the KB 2020 channel :)


walto Mon 24 Feb 2020 10:28AM

@Purzel it might be worth also contacting @Erin Jeavons-Fellows over facebook messenger or so to see if this might be integrated with any effort during the burning hacking week.


Henrik 🤖 Thu 27 Feb 2020 9:07AM

As far as I understood @Daniel ReszkaReszkaReszkaReszkaReszkaReszkaReszka (woah, I just found a bug in talk - I'll call it the Reszka Phenomenon. Back to topic) - as far as I understood him, the tool isn't meant to be used in production and not really ready for adaption towards a different setup (i.e. he 'hardcoded' it for his specific use).

The easiest workaround that you could use right now is to note your skills and material possessions in your profile description on talk. Maybe @flo, @Callum Macdonald and I can code a small tool (at the hackathon retreat?!) that let's you search the profile description for keywords.

The best solution would be a central community database that includes this info as well as contact information etc. - but that needs more discussion and planning.


Purzel Fri 28 Feb 2020 5:01PM

@waldo I did talk to her about my idea :)