The Seasteading Institute has always been a small organization, meaning we have only two full-time staff members. We rely on volunteers to keep things going.
The TSI website is a cornerstone of our strategy to grow the seasteading movement over the next several years. It is one of our primary ways of communicating our message to people unfamiliar with seasteading, and it serves as a community hub for enthusiasts active in the seasteading movement. There’s a lot of software development and maintenance involved in making it the most effective community-building tool possible.
We’re looking for a volunteer to manage our website development team.
I just wanted to share a recent email from James, our Director of Operations and Volunteer Coordinator, to current volunteers:
Hello TSI volunteers,
I’d like to give you a quick heads up about the progress of our volunteer program. This past week has been phenomenal — between our recent press coverage in Wired and CNET, and our networking at the BIL conference, we’ve doubled the size of our active volunteer team from about 10-20 people.
Our volunteer website development team needs more help!
Developers: We’ve got a lot of great community-building features we’d like to build — forum upgrades, UI improvements, photo feeds, digg-style ratings for blog and forum posts, donation functionality, and lots more. The bottleneck right now is programmer time. Drupal or PHP experience are a huge plus, but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn is all that’s required!
James Hogan, our new volunteer coordinator, reports:
Hey everyone. The response from the net this week has been phenomenal, which means we’re a bit swamped with emails. Many of them are offers to volunteer or form collaborative relationships, which is great! We have a big vision, a small staff, and a small budget, so your help is crucial in bringing this dea into reality.
Like many non-profits, we have ambitious goals and limited resources, and volunteer assistance is crucial for making up the difference. Seasteading attracts some amazingly talented people, and I hope that a few of you have the free time to lend us a hand. I’ve posted our current set of requests here, and am reproducing the list below. Each job title links to its description on the volunteer page.