Tag Archives: Delivery Project Manager

Make future history

Posted on by Otto Chrons

… us, at Microtask.

Right now we are scouring the earth for a Senior Software Test Engineer, a Delivery Project Manager and an experienced Software Engineer to join our rapidly expanding team. Working with a committed team of industry leaders, our new recruits will help develop our product and customer projects. We are looking for goal-driven, articulate and enthusiastic people, who are personable and positive. The roles will be based in our development office in Tampere, starting in …

Tags: crowdsourcing Delivery Project Manager Experienced Software Engineer jobs available Senior Software Test Engineer

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Michael S Hart: a man of many words

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… geeks. Way back in 1971 (when “the Internet” had a grand total of 100 users) Hart founded Project Gutenberg, a non-profit enterprise to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”. As a commenter on our recent Google Ngrams blog pointed out, not only was Project Gutenberg the first large-scale project to digitize books, it used distributed labor to do it.

Since 1981 Project Gutenberg has been run entirely by online volunteers (for the first 10 years, Hart apparently …

Tags: crowd crowdsourcing E-book google Google Books Hart iPhone Michael Hart microwork Project Gutenberg Steve Jobs

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Down on MyFarm: gamification goes rural

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… a middle-aged English farmer ? Okay, the clue is in the title. Farmer Richard Morris is the proud manager of 1200 acres of prime agricultural land, and the unlikely overseer of real-life gaming venture: MyFarm.

Back to the land

In the US, FarmVille players now apparently outnumber real famers 60:1 (that’s one of those statistics that goes round the blogosphere so fast it must be true). Encouraged by the sudden popularity of virtual agriculture, the owners of the Wimpole Estate, …

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Shining a light on local government

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… problems logged on Fixmystreet had been fixed in the last month alone.

Another example is  Project Fosbury. Also run by mySociety, it is a wider project intent on bringing people together to solve everyday problems like those dealt to by Fixmystreet.

Project Fosbury is a modular platform that breaks down complicated civic tasks into pieces which can then be allocated to one or more people. Each task is completed within a joined up infrastructure and is designed to be easy and …

Tags: crowd crowdsourcing crowdsourcing platform distributed work Fixmystreet local government mySociety Project Fosbury

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My Wife, the Computer

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… WWII when a young Richard Feynman created a competition of sorts while working on the Manhattan Project. Human computers would square off against a machine named the Punched-Card Tabulator to do calculations required for the plutonium bomb. Bravely, the humans held out for two days, maintaining an equal pace to their mechanical counterpart. But on the third day the machine rose to take the lead; the humans had tired and couldn’t keep up their original enthusiastic pace.

Game over. …

Tags: computer David Alan Grier human computation Manhattan Project mass collaboration Richard Feynman

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