I’m primarily a web based software developer and architect, currently employed by Mercy Corps in Portland, Oregon. I have a diversity of interests and mini-careers, some more active then others as a musician, student and teacher, technologist, amateur scientist, political activist, and blogger. I have worked for or with the State of Oregon, Metro Regional Government, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Oregon Health Sciences University.
I’m an Open Source software advocate and supporter and work daily to encourage the adoption of Open Government principals and Open Source software within government and non-profit agencies. My latest project, CivHub, is an open collaboration and partnership site designed to help local and state governments adopt and use more open source software through the refinement of procurement practices, and help open source developers find funding sources and sustainable business models through civic projects.
Proposals for this user
Much of the difficulty for open source developers who try to work on civic or government apps is getting past the RFP process and convincing analysts and procurement officers that their projects have long term value and support. We hope to supply details on how to find and respond to the RFP process as well hints on how to work outside the process.
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