[Pdmtl] Looking for programmer
mike at mikewoz.com
Thu Jun 19 13:23:01 EDT 2008
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
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):
- Drupal / PHP
- Mobile development
- Database interaction/query
- RESTful web services
- RSS / XML RPC
- 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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