[Pdmtl] Looking for programmer

Mike Wozniewski mike at mikewoz.com
Thu Jun 19 13:23:01 EDT 2008

Hi all,

I'm looking for a programmer in the web/mobile/python/video/image area. 
It's not really related to Pd, but it is in a similar domain, so I'm 
wondering if anyone from PdMtl might be interested? If not, could you 
please forward this to your colleagues?


Programmer needed for a distributed/mobile VJ application

The project is called RawMaterials, and is a collaboration between the 
SAT (www.sat.qc.ca) in Montreal and several organizations in Vancouver. 
The aim is to connect the two cities during the Olympics, and in 
particular, to share assets between audiences and video artists during 
live events.

The task is to create a program (probably written in Python) that 
queries various web components to retrieve a list of videos or images 
related to an event, and present them to a VJ for live mixing. 
Additionally, a streaming video component will be available to mix in 
real-time video feeds. The main tool for mixing this content is a VJ 
application called "Modul8", which has a Python-based extension mechanism.

The main component that organizes the videos and images is something 
called the "Social Media Aggregator", which is written in Drupal (ie, 
PHP), and collects assets from many places such as YouTube, Flickr, SMS, 
MMS, VoiceXML, Twitter, etc. This allows audience members to use their 
mobile devices to send text, images and videos during an event, which 
becomes instantly available to the VJ(s).

Relevant skills (not all are required):
- Python
- Drupal / PHP
- Mobile development
- Database interaction/query
- RESTful web services
- Video formats & conversion
- Streaming video
- Modul8 or similar VJ software

Time frame: now until March 2009. Approx 15-25 hours/week
Contact: mikewoz AT sat.qc.ca

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