Post by SussexSoleil on Jan 21, 2017 12:15:08 GMT
Welcome all homeless Duolingo Immersion fans!
Edit: Perhaps in an attempt to be both light-hearted and not give too much away until we are ready to launch, I relied on the thread title and didn't spell out exactly what this pilot is about. To be clear, we are looking at a new website facility that looks and feels like Duolingo Immersion. It is not based around using Google Docs.
I have been working with JoThelan and ifphigenia overnight to come up with a new parliament* where we can live in peace, after being ejected from the Duo Owl's barn (is there such a thing as a green Barn Owl?).
The good news is that we already have somewhere in mind, kitted out with shiny new perches and an Immersion-like interface that would probably make the Owl green with envy, not that you could see the difference.
Although it is early days yet, we want to make sure this new facility is set up in a controlled manner, so we don't suffer from the spoilers and general unpleasantness that put some Duolingo users off Immersion altogether. We also want to keep the pilot low key, so that the owners of our new parliament building don't get scared they are being invaded by large broods of owlets, until we have had a chance to study their "lease agreement" (i.e. Terms and Conditions) in more detail.
JoThelan has her hands full with running this wildlife rescue centre (US center), so I am looking at this stage for a minimum of two volunteers:
- An Administrator. Someone familiar with website administration to take on the general configuration and control of user registration and authorisation, plus have overall sight of the facility.
This role would probably suit an ex-Duolingo Mod down to the ground (hint, hint). You can also carry out any of the below functions.
It's not too onerous. I've managed to move in and set up shop in just a couple of hours, and I need someone to hand over the keys to. I can also act as backup, but I won't be available much for the next few days, as I'm going away on business tomorrow and will be out of reach for much of the time.
- A Project Coordinator. To set up the first pilot translation project. You need to establish the project by uploading the document to be translated, configuring the language and glossary options, inviting Translators to be assigned to the project. Then stand back and watch. You can also translate if you want.
- A translator or two.
Please remember this is just a pilot to try out the new parliament building, err ... website, so there is no long term commitment required here. (Yet ).
So, volunteers please ... . I need your username please, and your role preference(s) if you are volunteering your services. Not just a click on the poll, which is simply to gauge general interest in this initiative.
I'll leave this thread running for a few days to give everyone interested a chance to reply. PM me if you have any questions or concerns you don't want to air in public.
Hopefully I, SussexSoleil or your new Immersion Admin or PC will be back in touch soon.
* the English collective noun for a group of owls.