This topic is to outline the process of signing up new devs. then build on/improve the process.
I will start with the email that Steve sent to the London (UK) Ruby Network:
The Open Food Network are looking for developers for casual work. The Open Food Network (OFN) UK is a web platform designed to support small to medium-sized local food enterprises by providing a low-cost, transparent and commonly-owned web platform to help these enterprises grow and develop. This is all built on Rails and Spree, with an Angular front end (https://github.com/openfoodfoundation/openfoodnetwork). We also provide facilitation, support and development services for local food enterprises interested in using OFN.
We are looking for developers with Rails, Angular and/or Spree experience. Our codebase is fully open source so it’s a great chance to build up an open source portfolio. We are not for profit but once you are up to speed with the project (we typically ask for one “starter issue” type contribution) the work is paid at a rate of £250 per day. Everyone works remotely, in several countries, and the work can be done in your own time. There are fortnightly online meetings to discuss progress and support from the global dev team on Slack and GitHub. You need to be relatively independent as help is not instantly available due to timezones and day jobs.
For more details please contact Nick Weir: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFN is 100% not for profit and is open source. This is our vision:
Imagine that the UK has achieved Food Sovereignty, with all the people of the UK having full and affordable access to healthy, sustainable and culturally-appropriate food.
Producers of food have easy access to local markets and food production is a viable, respected profession. Food is produced in a way that works with natural processes and sequesters carbon from the atmosphere.
Communities have opportunities to define their own food systems in ways that work for them. Food is sourced ethically and sustainably with food providers in the UK and around the world operating transparently so that consumers and food processors can make informed decisions on sourcing.
Food will be distributed through a diverse network of enterprises owned by the communities that use them and employing people locally. Producers can sell their products easily through a wide range of channels. Distribution networks will organise efficiently and sustainably including producers of all scales and enabling amalgamation of products at different scales.
The challenges of creating a global local food system are solved at the lowest level of subsidiarity, as local as makes sense. Contributions at every level feed into a global commons, co-created and co-managed with shared responsibility for the benefit of everyone.