So I'm casting about for pointers to interesting work or projects. Do you know of anything?
Here's what I can (and like to) do:
- politics and grassroots organizing
Field organizing & get out the vote; volunteer coordination; campaign message; online outreach, blogs, and campaign web sites, civicspace; voter database & tech stuff for field campaigns; organizing meetings, training local organizers and meeting hosts, connecting groups; lots of ties to the Massachusetts progressive movement; coordinated a ballot petition drive in 30+ cities/towns; coordinated meetups for Dean throughout the state (took us from 14 to 50 in six months)
Unix admin, experience with servers & networks, Internet protocols, email, web, etc; perl; databases (I took a grad course in database theory, even :); Apache + mod_perl + DBI/DBD + Informix/mySQL/Oracle web app development; ... but no Microsoft admin - I can stand to use a Windows box, if I get to pick my own clients for things like email, but I don't want to administer Windows, IIS, MSSQL, etc.
- music, sound, and radio
I've been a community radio station program director and general manager, DJ'ed thousands of hours, including talk, music, and news shows; audio tech (I can explain the difference between balanced & unbalanced lines! :) - I've run sound at clubs (Passim, the Middle East, Fire & Water, others), done over a thousand high quality studio-ish recordings; booking & promotion - I booked a venue for over a decade, booked serveral artists, solo & band, done artist web sites and email lists
I did the K-6 education certification program at Brandeis, and student taught, but the public school environment is not for me. In other contexts, though... taught sailing classes at CBI; trained live music engineers at WBRS for over a decade (it takes 4-8 months to train a new engineer); designed a DJ training & testing program at WBRS that remained in use for many years after; trained new precinct captains and poll watchers for a political campaign
[ Edit: I should mention, though most of you know - I don't want to move away from Boston, but love to travel around the US. Also, do you know anyone who wants to buy some Treo accessories? ]