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I'm Ryan Lowe, a Software Engineering graduate living in Ottawa, Canada. I like agile software development and Ruby on Rails.
I write this blog in Canadian English and don't use a spell checker. Typos happen.
» Full-time Ruby on Rails freelancer
» Full-time with Rails since May 2005
» Former committer for RadRails (now Aptana)
» I also have a few Rails side-projects in development:
1. wheretogoinTO.com Toronto nightlife
2. Hey Heads Up! TODO list and sharing
3. Layered Genealogy family history research
4. foos for foosball scoring
5. fanconcert for music fans (on hold)
Hiring Rails developers? I can telecommute by the hour from Ottawa, Canada
»» Email: rails AT ryanlowe DOT ca
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Communicating and Collaborating on a Vision
The redesigned AudioMan website is all about communicating a vision of what the first version of AudioMan2 (and its supporting projects) will do. This vision will be refined over time by all of the people that work with and comment on AudioMan2.
The website will always communicate that vision it to whoever wants to read it instead of having something exclusively in my head. This kind of communication encourages collaboration.
My intention is to make the site easy to navigate and read. No fancy menus and not a lot of colour -- just content.
The drafts of specifications (see each project page) are still in the early stages but this is the best time to get your two cents in. The specs will probably keep changing well into the development stage too -- in true agile and open source hybrid style. As long as I keep the site updated with these changes, the vision is communicated.
Yes, the site is an artifact I have to maintain. The time it takes to do that will be saved from having to answer emails about the direction of the project. If the vision is up to date the direction will always be clear.
If you read the site and have questions, go ahead and give me a shout. Better yet, join the AudioMan Development mailing list and send us your comments.Posted at February 20, 2005 at 04:23 AM EST
Last updated February 20, 2005 at 04:23 AM EST