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@Downes Would you want to help with building or mapping out that easy for a vita generator or a course generator. My long term goal is to turn the Course template and syllabus into a lightweight "CMS" to enable even easier remixing

@jgmac1106 We would need the help of a good Node developer for this, otherwise it would consume a lot of time. It's worth looking at, though.

@Downes We have those as well. Bunch of younger community play in node.js also not the craziest of tasks. Making an HTML form that spits out an HTML file.

@Downes there is IndieWeb Austin, Online, and then New Haven... Between the three we could crank out the course template into a lightweight CMS on @glitch

@Downes but if I get some grants that I applied for in March the effort will be funded. Paid for both a node.js (template and blog) and PHP developer (web mention badging platform and ledger with xAPI export)

@jgmac1106 It's easy enough to use/adapt content into a CMS to create some HTML. But the logistics of a practical IndyWeb cv generator (never mind a course) are more difficult.

@Downes go to IndieWeb.org/Education link to a GitHub pages academic CMS. Really all we need to do is add microformats to the templates.

But I have scoped out the paper prototype for the CV generator.

Even made some template HTML forms. I just don't know plumbing

@Downes actually on my indieweb.org bio page you see an early prototype for where we could head with this vision.

Especially going from mf2 HTML>JSON and back to mf2 HTML.

But will layout the CV generator alone.. Again key need is mapping of citations.

Has to be manual input. All existing metadata structures are garbage for input purposes probably because humans do better at arguing about data structures rather than inputting data

@jgmac1106 Let's assume manual input for the moment.
- so the data gets stored somewhere - where?
- it is displayed somewhere is mf2 HTML - where?
If everything is being done on a single web server, then fine. Easy.

But what if a person doesn't want to create and manage their own website? They want a service (maybe a desktop or mobile app) where they enter their data, and the app uses the cloud to store the data and publish it to Blogger, WordPress, whatever. That's hard.

@Downes yep and not worried about that or even data store, though we could use mySQLite, plenty of parsers will go mf2>json

But for now just worry about self hosted vita. Just need to spit out one HTML file.

Figure out self hosted long before we worry about the masses

@Downes I started to do the mapping here: github.com/jgmac1106/php-greg- All we need to do is go through Purdue Owl and map the rest of the citation tasks...perfect taskk for grad students....I don't have any you?

The rest of h-resume will be easy for a vita maker.

and we just export to html and have a print style sheet for those really hesitant to be online...though then I doubt they would be looking for a resume builder that had microformats

@Downes There are a ton of lightweight storage options available on Glitch/

Starting with the html templates first so they can be used by any library or language

@Downes darn guess we both have to work on the mundane... Or write more grad students into grants.

@Downes Happy to start on one end of the list and work through them, I am sure I can find someone to throw together the nods.js app quickly
(I can't do it but built my first app today)

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