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Looking for a graphic designer intern

Looking for some help on my student information system SWORD. Fixing up the user interface and making a marketing website.

Required
HTML and CSS by hand
Previous work example

Ideal
Experience with version control system
Experience with HTML template framework such as Django’s template language
Experience with user interface design for business applications
Experience in open source
Desire to compete with and take down companies who have people pay for their 30 year old software

The pay is…cheap. Like $8/hr for a couple months or the summer. Might be good for a student, maybe I could even put together the paperwork to call it an internship. Could pay some % of revenue made from this. Everything would be done remotely with your own equipment, except servers which I could provide. You would be working directly for me as a contractor for a limited amount of time (unless it suddenly starts making a lot of money).

If interested email david @ this website’s domain or comment. Submit a resume and example work.

More uno reports

I’ve been playing around more with openoffice.org’s uno api for making reports. Since I’ll be making more updates I’ll just post a link to the Google Code site

http://code.google.com/p/student-worker-relational-database/source/browse/#svn/trunk/ecwsp/uno_report

My latest improvement is supporting tables. It’s probably best to just show what it does.

Now a user could just download the report, change fonts, layout, etc, and reupload it. It does have it’s limitations and is a work in progress but it’s already pretty cool. As a developer I can just define what variables can be used and let someone else make the report (and change it around later). To use it you just have to make the proper data structures, so really this could be ported to any data driven application, not just Django.

Introducing SWORD

Student WOrker Relational Database (SWORD) is a student worker database for use in schools with work study programs. It’s the project I’ve been working on for the past 6 months or so.

http://code.google.com/p/student-worker-relational-database/

It’s a great example of leveraging Django to create a full website in very little time (Until recently it was just a side project I worked on occasionally) . I’m releasing it open source to help distribute it for use in other schools. Right now the installation process is a little ugly though. I’ll have to learn how to make Debian  and RPM packages sooner or later. Next steps will be to integrate it with some other programs, possibly Schooltool and  SugarCRM. It’s already working with CAS for Single Sign On. If you know any schools that might be able to use this please comment or email. I may be offering it as a hosted solution soon.