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==Job Description==
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==New OpenWetWare Managing Director hired!==
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===Technical Administrator / Extension Developer===
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We are seeking a full-time employee to work on OpenWetWare, a rapidly growing online scientific community website. 
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Applicants should be proficient in PHP, mySQL, Mediawiki and have familiarity with web servers.
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'''''From an email to the OpenWetWare Steering Committee on January 7, 2008''''':
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===Community Development===
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Hello,
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We are seeking a full-time employee to work on OpenWetWare, a rapidly growing online scientific community website.  The responsibilities of the position are to actively cultivate the growth of new online volunteer communities within OpenWetWare and to support existing ones.  Specifically, ...
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Applicants should be passionate about ... previous experience in ...
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As most of you know if you've looked at the OpenWetWare homepage or called in to recent steering committee meetings, we've had a search open for a second full-time member of OpenWetWare team. After launching a new search for an OpenWetWare managing director in the last few months, we've extended an offer to Lorrie LeJeune. And we are excited to say that she has accepted.
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==Notes from Meeting==
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Lorrie will bring a diverse set of skills to OpenWetWare.  Most notably, she's worked previously both as a laboratory research scientist at Collaborative Research, Inc. (now Oscient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) and as an editor at O'Reilly Media, Inc. for all of O'Reilly's bioinformatics booksShe even drew the artwork on some of the O'Reilly covers!  Lorrie will officially begin work full-time at OpenWetWare on February 4, 2008.
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*Possible positions:
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*#Technical Administrator / Extension Developer
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*#*Responsibilities would include server maintenance, updating Mediawiki distribution, OS, etc. Would be nice to have capability to develop custom extensions as well (though there was some concern about the how those would be maintained long-term).
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*#Community Developer
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*#*Responsible for cultivating the growth of communities on the siteThese would include things like technical communities, new-user admin/welcoming, information management (e.g. consensus protocols), etc.
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*# Founding CEO / Evangelist
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*#*Responsible for raising money, talking to the press, etc.
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*#*Suggested that before we can get this person we need to have a tighter description of the long-term mission of the site (since we would need someone who was very passionate about it).
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*Comments on why a Community Developer would be useful.
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Many of you had an opportunity to speak with Lorrie at a previous steering committee meetingYou'll all have a chance to speak again with Lorrie at the upcoming steering committee meeting on Thursday January 10, 2008.
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**There was concern that by focusing too much on the specific things we would like an employee to work on (e.g. a new extension or a help page) we would be creating a non-scalable system for getting these things done in the long term(and also a system with an expiration date when the finding for the employee ends in a year).
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**Alternatively, we should could focus on hiring someone who would cultivate volunteer communities from the OWW user community.  They would essentially be there to facilitate the growth of many of these groups rather than take on leadership of any particular one.
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* we decided to specify the job descriptions for the technical/admin and community developer positions and wait on the CEO position for the time being.
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Please join us in welcoming Lorrie to the OpenWetWare community!
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*It was also suggested that we should pursue supplemental funding if we find a person we want but can't afford. (the thought was that it would be easier to get additional funds since we have some now, and we'll have a clear target for its use)
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Thanks,
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==Brainstorming for job description==
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[[OpenWetWare:Board|OpenWetWare Board]]
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Figured this might be a good way to start to specify the things we'd like an OWW employee to work on.
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(in no particular order - please add!)
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====Wiki Maintenance====
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*User Management
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*Deleting pages
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====Server Maintenance====
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*Upgrades to Mediawiki (testing compatibility of extensions)
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*Monitoring
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**Disk, CPU and memory usage
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**Security: intrusion attempts, etc
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====Development of new wiki content====
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==Interested in a position with OpenWetWare?==
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*Tutorial pages (how to start a new lab)
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OpenWetWare is not hiring currently.  If you are interested in becoming involved in OpenWetWare on a volunteer basis (beyond [[Join|joining the community]] and contributing to the site), please [[Special:Contact|contact us]].
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*Help pages
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* Maintain a calendar of conferences, workshops and events relevant to OWW community (calendar idea mentioned during last SC)
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* Develop the Directory of people and improve visibility on available ressources/skills within OWW community (maybe linked to categorization)
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* Highlights
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* Foster a community
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* OWW software distribution / private wiki roll-out
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* how to integrate with existing/future tools
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====Organization of existing content====
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*Information management
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**Categorization, Semantic web
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====Spokesperson / CEO====
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* Getting more funding
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** writing OWW concept paper for circulating with potential sponsors.
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* Spokesperson for interacting with media / external parties
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* Surveys, 'market research,' figure out what people want/need
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==Meeting agenda==
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#"Facts on the ground" - how much funds do we have available and what are the going salaries for the type of people we'd be looking to hire. (jason)
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#Prioritize the list above
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#Sketch up a rough draft of a job description
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#other?
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As decided at the last SC meeting, we'll be holding a seperate meeting to talk about hiring someone to work on OWW full/part time using the money available from the NIH grant.  We'll need to decide what sort of background we're looking for / can reasonably find.  If you're interested in contributing to the discussion but can't make the meeting, please write me (jasonk at mit dot edu) an email with your thoughts. 
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The meeting date will be '''Dec 5: Noon-1pm EST''' in Room 68-151.  If you would like to call in please contant jasonk at mit dot edu.  Thanks.
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New OpenWetWare Managing Director hired!

From an email to the OpenWetWare Steering Committee on January 7, 2008:

Hello,

As most of you know if you've looked at the OpenWetWare homepage or called in to recent steering committee meetings, we've had a search open for a second full-time member of OpenWetWare team. After launching a new search for an OpenWetWare managing director in the last few months, we've extended an offer to Lorrie LeJeune. And we are excited to say that she has accepted.

Lorrie will bring a diverse set of skills to OpenWetWare. Most notably, she's worked previously both as a laboratory research scientist at Collaborative Research, Inc. (now Oscient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) and as an editor at O'Reilly Media, Inc. for all of O'Reilly's bioinformatics books. She even drew the artwork on some of the O'Reilly covers! Lorrie will officially begin work full-time at OpenWetWare on February 4, 2008.

Many of you had an opportunity to speak with Lorrie at a previous steering committee meeting. You'll all have a chance to speak again with Lorrie at the upcoming steering committee meeting on Thursday January 10, 2008.

Please join us in welcoming Lorrie to the OpenWetWare community!

Thanks,

OpenWetWare Board

Interested in a position with OpenWetWare?

OpenWetWare is not hiring currently. If you are interested in becoming involved in OpenWetWare on a volunteer basis (beyond joining the community and contributing to the site), please contact us.


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