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Help Wanted: Full Stack Developers, Mobile Developers, UI/UX Designers, and other tech people...

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posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 11:43 PM
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Hello members and visitors of ATS.

As I mentioned in the previous "help wanted" here, we're planning some significant changes to bring us to the forefront of alternative news and views in 2016. One of the more significant milestones, behind the scenes, was just accomplished today. So now it's time to seek out the talent that will help build the journalism platform of the future (yeah, cliché, but whatever).

We're looking for a team of people with the desire to create something meaningful and unique: a content platform designed exclusively to give independent investigative journalists the tools, collaboration, and delivery methods to not just complete with mainstream media, but to surpass it. The vision is decidedly ambitious, but also critically necessary if the important voices of journalists who's only agenda is truth are to be heard.

So this means we're looking for full-stack developers (Ruby, Node, Go, whatever), mobile developers, user-experience developers, IoT experts, front-end engineers, cloud specialists, and all that jazz. At this point, I have no preference for the development platform, that's for the team to decide once assembled.

Your goal will be to create a free open source platform that will drive a new initiative from ATS: a destination for collaborative independent journalism that gives content creators tools to interact and work with ad-hoc research teams to rapidly create provocative content that challenges mainstream media. Once complete, it's expected that the team will continue to support the project (GitHub, whatever) and even potentially derive income through fees or other revenue associate with consulting and support.


What You Should Do:

If you're interested, send your resume and cover letter to; 2016[at]theabovenetwork.com - the "[at]" actually being "@".

If you don't want to reveal your real name or development projects at this early phase, that's fine. But citing your past projects will help. Give your opinions on preferred back-end, UI/UX observations, mobile requirements, and anything else that shows how you can be a vital part of the team.

In the subject of the email, start it with "developer:" to help make it easier to sift through the applicants.


What You Can Expect:

If we select you for the early phases of the project, we'll need to know your offline information, as you'll be asked to sign a Non-Disclosure agreement. This is because you'll be part of a team working to design the future.

We will establish a secure environment for collaboration of the team, as well as the sharing of files and information.

When the project is complete, it is our intent the project is yours to continue, as long as it is always free and open source. ATS/TAN will be 51% "owner" of the project, the rest divided amongst the team.


Will You Get Paid?

That's a good question.

We are working with a few sources that have expressed interest in preliminary investment to get the project off the ground. That might mean nominal payment to key members of the development team in the early phases after any hard costs are factored/paid.

During the development process: it depends. We hope that our team is able to rapidly create a rough prototype that illustrates the uniqueness of the new platform. On the strength of that prototype, we'll seek out crowd funding as a means to potentially attract high-tier talent, resources, marketing, etc. Part of the crowd funding, if successful, is earmarked as reasonable compensation for your time spent on the project.

But make no mistake, this is a chance to claim a piece of ownership of something unique and sorely needed.



There are a few more surprises coming, this is the third step.

Thank you.




posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 11:48 PM
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In order to remain relevant in today's marketplace you have to produce content.

ATS Live was a good idea but had poor execution.

The thing your doing right now with NLBS is a good start.

Since more and more people are turning away from the old dinosaur media there is a major market developing for companies who produce content and make the content they produce the main product and giving it away for free in order to sell the actual product itself.

I highly recommend moving in that same direction.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Have there been any requirements, specifications, or architecture articulated yet?

This sounds like an interesting project, but I'm having trouble getting my head around how it's supposed to work.

Can you provide a couple of Use Cases?

Thanks
- dex



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Full Stack includes Front End....I'm on redundant patrol, so had to say something.

You're gonna need to be able to keep track of your backlog and the Tasks within. I can run Scrum for you, even if it's just a Kanban board...don't necessarily need access to TFS to maintain the Product Backlog.

As for pay, I'll do it Pro Bono Publico...this place has more than paid the proverbial rent since I've been here.

Count me in for PM if you need one. As for a resume, if you're truly interested in Talent Management, I'll send you my LinkedIn URL.

Either way, good luck with this endeavor...




posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 12:45 AM
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originally posted by: BestinShow
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Full Stack includes Front End....I'm on redundant patrol, so had to say something.

You're gonna need to be able to keep track of your backlog and the Tasks within. I can run Scrum for you, even if it's just a Kanban board...don't necessarily need access to TFS to maintain the Product Backlog.

As for pay, I'll do it Pro Bono Publico...this place has more than paid the proverbial rent since I've been here.

Count me in for PM if you need one. As for a resume, if you're truly interested in Talent Management, I'll send you my LinkedIn URL.

Either way, good luck with this endeavor...



Why would you do it for free when someone could probably do equally as good of a job and would love to get paid to do it?

Your like an illegal immigrant willing to do a job for pennies putting a legitimate carpenter out of business.


(post by BestinShow removed for a manners violation)

posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: BestinShow

Sorry I'm not the "dick head" for pointing out what I already point out.

I don't appreciate you calling me names and then referencing my maturity level it seems a little, well, childish to me.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: BestinShow

Lmao 😂😂



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Could you elaborate a bit more on what sort of mobile presence this project is intended to have? I have fairly extensive experience with Android development, and would be interested, but I'd like to know a little bit more about the project...



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: BestinShow

I can neither accept nor decline your offer as it has nothing to do with me, I just wanted to pipe up and tell you that it was extremely nice for you to offer to give something back to a place you feel has given you something.



I like pay it forwards and try to do the same in my every day life. Life just seems more satisfying that way IMO.

Good on you.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 03:33 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
a reply to: BestinShow

I can neither accept nor decline your offer as it has nothing to do with me, I just wanted to pipe up and tell you that it was extremely nice for you to offer to give something back to a place you feel has given you something.



I like pay it forwards and try to do the same in my every day life. Life just seems more satisfying that way IMO.

Good on you.



Is that altruism?



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 03:53 AM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord


When the project is complete, it is our intent the project is yours to continue, as long as it is always free and open source. ATS/TAN will be 51% "owner" of the project, the rest divided amongst the team.


From a strictly business standpoint, you are taking a lot of "share" in the project. I don't know the scope or specs you are looking at, but if it is business control you are worried about you can always take a lower stake and have the only voting share allowed in the company. It will attract more people your way. Just a suggestion, good luck



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 04:06 AM
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Whatever you're planning, however you do it....

Can we have a bias/subjectivity filter please? Or is that just a natural flaw in media created by humans?



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: and14263

It's not a media thing, all humans are with bias. The ideal would be to develop a platform which has checks and balances to ensure bias is kept to a minimum.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 04:57 AM
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Here's my take on SO's goals and requirements as presented in his OP in this thread and this one

The naming stuff is just me playing around. But one of SO's statements jumped out at me, so that's the one I used for the tagline.

I've got some ideas about sub-systems requirements, so I may present those later as a series of block diagrams.

Unfortunately I'm too unstable to actually participate on the development team. But, if it's permissible, perhaps I can offer a few ideas about the architecture that could serve as a starting point for the real developers.


ATS DIJST (like "digest")
Digital Internet Journalism System
A system for journalists who's only agenda is truth


Platform Development Notes

  • 1. Project Naming

    • a. For this paper: ATS Digital Internet Journalism System

      • i. ATS Dijst (pronounced like “Digest”)

    • b. Other Name Ideas

      • i. Agenda Truth Journal
      • ii. ATS acronyms

        • 1. Agenda Truth Sheets
        • 2. Agenda Truth Story
        • 3. Agenda Truth Scripts
        • 4. Agenda Truth Study
        • 5. Agenda Truth Synopsis
        • 6. Agenda Truth Summary



  • 2. Goals

    • a. Bring AboveTopSecret.com to the forefront of alternative news and views
    • b. Exclusive original content
    • c. Free open source platform
    • d. Delivery of news across the broad spectrum devices
    • e. Establish a secure environment for collaboration of the team
    • f. Create a unique platform for collaborative journalism
    • g. Journalism platform of the future
    • h. Content platform
    • i. Designed exclusively to give independent investigative journalists:

      • i. tools
      • ii. collaboration
      • iii. delivery methods

    • j. Not just complete with mainstream media, but to surpass it
    • k. Destination for journalists who's only agenda is truth
    • l. Destination for collaborative independent journalism
    • m. Content creators tools to work with ad-hoc research teams
    • n. Rapidly create provocative content that challenges mainstream media




Hope this helps.

-dex



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 06:18 AM
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NM
edit on 12/15/2015 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 06:32 AM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Have there been any requirements, specifications, or architecture articulated yet?

This sounds like an interesting project, but I'm having trouble getting my head around how it's supposed to work.

Can you provide a couple of Use Cases?

Thanks
- dex

Dex is referring to how Software development is done in industry. These early steps must be documented and put into a Project schedule ( MSProject).
I have been doing such planning for 30 years.
Lat3r today, I will my resume and cover letter for this important role.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 07:39 AM
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Maybe I should spend my downtime learning how to computer instead of lurking on ats and enjoying craft beers that way I can help.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: BestinShow
Full Stack includes Front End....I'm on redundant patrol, so had to say something.

Sometimes yes... sometimes no.

But either way, it's always a good idea to have specialists in front-end engineering as part of a team. They'll be well-versed (supposedly) in all the tech needed for a smooth user experience. And likewise, it's always good for backend engineers to have some front-end experience so that user requirements are always part of backend development decisions.



You're gonna need to be able to keep track of your backlog and the Tasks within. I can run Scrum for you, even if it's just a Kanban board...don't necessarily need access to TFS to maintain the Product Backlog.

Unsure of the project management style right now.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
Can you provide a couple of Use Cases?

Perhaps a vision of the workflow might be a better starting point.

1) an independent journalist is registered with the new site, and also an ATS member

2) via interaction with members on ATS, journalist gets an idea for a new investigative piece

3) on ATS, journalist puts together his ad-hoc research team

4) journalist and team move to the new site's private area for collaboration

5) the new site has tools to organize research, assign roles, and manage schedules and communications

6) the new site has authoring tools for the journalist to create content optimized for delivery

7) journalist and team review the finished article, and approve for delivery

8) new site delivers the content, optimized for all screens, connections, and social networks

9) journalist interacts with audience on ATS for feedback, new information, and revises the original content accordingly

The above should hold true for video, audio, comic, op-ed, and any other type of content supported by the new site.


One of the most important parts are to facilitate the creation of an ad-hoc research team... giving independent investigative journalists something they've rarely had before, a research department. The other most important part is a nimble front-end that intelligently refashions content delivery specific to the user's form factor from desktop to everything else including smart watches and in-dash car entertainment systems: IoTJ - Internet of Things Journalism.


Make sense?



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