What you can do!

January 26, 2006

Are you an analyst?
Perform a research on your local community and identify what software application would help it thrive.

Come up with a software design for a framework which will support this application and could also act as a common ground for other software applications the community is in need.

Are you a developer?
First get in touch with other developers in your local area (why you should register). You can either provide an implementation for the available proposals (TBA) and design specs or you can start your own project based on what you think is required by your local community.

If you already have some code that you believe can help eulife you are more than welcome to donate it.

You can also contribute on the existing code base on any of the available eulife projects (hosted under sourceforge). Just get in touch with the corresponding project admin to take part in the development process.

Are you a lecturer?
As a lecturer you should urge your students to get involved with eulife as it will help them get acquainted with the software development process and improve their communication skills. It will also give them a hands on the latest technologies used across IT.

You can hand out group assignments by either using existing project proposals (TBA) or by coming up with your own that is relevant to eulife’s mission.

Are you a student?
If you are a senior you can compose a final year project proposal with its research focused on how IT can support a local community or on how IT can be promoted in the local community.

Undergraduates and high school students can form a group and use the available projects as the foundation for building a software application.

A catalogue framework can get you started in building a library management system.

Are you a designer?
With eulife you can make yourself known by showcasing your talent through its various projects. Create a portfolio and be widely recognized by the community.

You can offer your skills in already developed applications to give them visuals. eucatalogue could use some skin!

Are you an IT company?
eulife could use your services! If you believe your services can help in the adoption of eulife this could prove to be for your benefit as well!


How YOU as the developer can benefit

January 12, 2006

Through eulife you can,

forge partnerships

Get in contact with other developers and collaborate in order to develop new software or work on existing projects. You can use the eulife map to find developers in your local community.

attract customers

Being part of eulife makes potential customers feel more secure and confident when doing business with you. eulife also gives you the recognition you need to start as an individual.

make deals with IT companies

Through your involvment with eulife you will most likely need to seek services or hardware support. IT companies trust the eulife brand and will be more open to discussions.

benefit from existing code base

Use the eulife projects to your benefit. Download them, install them, distribute them, promote them. They are opensource!

The eulife map

January 9, 2006

Use the eulife map to pinpoint your location which will allow

  1. Other developers to find you
  2. Your local community to contact you