[isf-wifidog] ISF call for tenders postings.

Jean-Philippe Menil jean-philippe.menil at univ-nantes.fr
Mer 10 Fév 02:51:12 EST 2010

Michael Lenczner a écrit :
> ISF has two calls for tenders for small contracts.
> ISF is asking for responses for two small contracts with the client
> being an academic partner. The first is for approx 10 hours of
> development on Wifidog.  The second is for project & relationship
> management for 3 hours/month for 10 months.
> As I've mentioned here before, ISF is a partner on a grant submitted
> by an epidemiology research team at Harvard.  The goal of the project
> - which was proposed by us - is to use anonymized data gathered by
> Wifidog to assist epidemiologists in evaluating their models of how
> diseases propogate by analyzing real-world data on people's use of
> public spaces.  It is important to note that not only do we further
> anonymize our users info, we also have contracts in place to prevent
> researchers from releasing any
> results about even small groups of anonymous users (to prevent identification)
> Instead of submitting the anonymized data directly and only to the
> Harvard research team, we are using the CRAWDAD data repository to
> host the data and encourage other researchers to use it.  Information
> about our agreement with CRAWDAD
> has been sent to this list a bunch of times over the last 2 years.
> http://www.crawdad.org They are happy to finally be receiving a
> full-export of our anonymized data.
> Although we were under the impression that the resources available was
> $5000 total, we recently found out it was $5000 each year for 5 years
> ($25 000). That's great news.  It allows for a more realistic budget
> and it will permit us to develop the project further and work more
> closely with our partners.  It will be easier to dedicate the
> resources to work with other Wifidog groups to encourage them to share
> their data with CRAWDAD as well.
> Both jobs are for work that will take place this year only.  Work will
> continue after that but we'll have another announcement for future
> work.
> Please send emails to Norman and the board will figure out a process
> to award the contracts if there are multiple applicants.
> --------------
> CFT #1
> Wifidog development = 5-10 hours.  10-15 hours work total including
> meeting with partner. The job is to add to Wifidog's capability to
> export anonymized data. Right now we can't export geographic
> information.  This work would benefit ISF and Wifidog by allowing us
> to properly identify the Wifidog hotspots without having redundancies
> show up in Google maps, which would confuse our users.  The
> development work is estimated at between 5-10 hours of work.
> Additional time will need to be spent communicating with the ISF
> sysadmins to push the code into production and meeting with and
> communicating with the partner. Preference for this job will be given
> to an ISF volunteer and someone who has already worked on WifiDog.
> The work will take place over the next 2-3 months.
> Note: The work for the exporter has been initiated a few years ago by
> Benoît Grégoire and François Proulx and was done in order to allow for
> this function.
> --------------
> CFT #2
> Project / Client Managment - 3 hours / month for 9 months.  27 hours total.
> The second contract is for a coordinator to work with the developer
> and the partner.  This involves regular PM tasks of assessing and
> evaluating partner needs, ensuring deliverables are met, and
> communicating with the partner, as well as identifying opportunities
> for ISF to propose research questions that interest us.  Skills needed
> for this job are either project management or research coordination.
> ------------
> The board will appoint someone to choose amoung the responses to this
> Call For Tenders (assuming there are multiple responses).   We ask
> that people respond as soon possible since our partner is eager for
> the work to start.  Please send an email to Norman if you're
> interested. normang at normie.com
> Thanks!

what sort of data do you need?
Is it only data from public space?
I use wifidog in university environment.
Tell me if i can help.

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