WeStand, an opensource project Part 2   3 comments

I had a busy week but managed to do something for my project idea. I was expecting people will be interested in working with me but I didn’t get as many hands as I expect, I could have had many hands if the idea was already in place 🙂 (If we had this kind of collaboration environment to work together). I have done a little bit of coding, which I didn’t push it to github, which I will do as soon as I see interested people who are willing to work on it and I feel it is time to upload it. In this post I want to show what it looks like when finished, forget the beginner layout I put here though.

The picture on the left shows what a visitor of the site sees on opening the first page. Just like anyother social site, it will have a login and for new commers a registration page. From the home page, people can see what is going on in Ethiopia as a highlight. This is like a news feed but an organized one. This is not like news feed reported by a reporter on other news sites. It is a compiled report, it can be a text based statistical report from the database. The people providing the raw data will be those behind the scene technical guys who are responsible for the project or achievement. To be clear at this point, if you have any idea on any part of the concept system, I really appreciate it. I hope you will feel proude of contributing to the system if things go as planned.

After a registered user is logged in or a new commer gets registered, the page you they see is the feed board. The feed board is a list of current issues on a researchs, projects or ideas of interest for the logged in user, which the system understand from the profile of the user. We all know that, we are not open culturally. Thanks to facebook we are now changing, i guess. People feel confortable to update all the information on their profile. Filling ones profile for this system is a basic thing for a user to enjoy the site and stay at least for a while looking around and participating. If that is not so, it will be like Hi5’s friend recommendation 🙂 I am a programmer and would like to hear or can help on software matters. The system should be able to understand my interest. If the my homepage is filled with this kind of interesting ideas from college students doing their project, companies working on software projects in another organization …. if there is a challenging idea that I passed through and would like to help …. that’s what the home page will be filled with.

As I tried to explain the need for the profile information, the profile page is for a registered user to update his/her current information. If one achieved something which might help someother person of the community, let’s put it on our list of achievements and when the time comes, the system will inform us of a person or idea in need of our expertise. Then it is up to you to decide weather you have the time to help or just mute the information. What happens next, with a mock screen is not done yet.

The last part of this post is the project/concept screen. I know there are projects/researchs which are confidencial and should be kept within a closed circle. You will have a means to protect the publicity of the idea but you can still request for help, which lets the professionals to get a read only access of what you have posted, they can’t share it or modify it. I hope this is a point to think about more and you will have an idea how you want it to be, please let me know… I am done for today but still to be continued.


Posted November 22, 2011 by Behailu S. in Uncategorized

3 responses to “WeStand, an opensource project Part 2

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  1. The idea seems interesting, I’d love to be part of this project.

  2. Thats very nice but am not seeing the repository link.is it coming soon?

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