Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Permabank project management
From: Tom Gillis
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:24:04 -0400

Github repository
Right now it just has a "README" in it - once we're settled on the
platform, we can add that code to this repo.

Dana - you should have admin authority to add people to the
"Permabank" team on the FLOSolutions account - everyone else should
contact me or Dana to be added as a committer.

Have you guys all worked with Git before?  It offers a lot of
flexibility in terms of different workflows for pepole with differing
levels of commitment to the project (for example, you can give people
read-only permission to the repository and only merge in their code
with a review, which would allow part time / remote developers to
still contribute, even if they're not part of the core process).

This is a helpful guide to managing teams with Git:

I've found "Integration manager" to be a useful workflow pattern for a
team where you have like 4-10 regular committers and maybe a few
people working remotely on patches.


On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM, Chaz Cheadle <> wrote:
   I'm going to put my vote in for Drupal as the needs/wants etc can be
managed by Drupal's formidable CMS capabilities as well is its ability to
facilitate module interaction. But on a Drupal backend, many aspects of
building/expanding a website are part of the core. We wouldn't have so much
of a wheel to reinvent.
   Please correct me if I am missing something with the python

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Dana Skallman <>

Hi all,

First thanks to Sam for setting up Redmine for project management and Tom
for the GitHub account. The project management domain is:

The permabank project link is:

Please register an account if you haven't done so already. If you have, I
will add you to the permabank team.

From my understanding there is some discussion between Drupal or Python,
please add your comments here:

Please let me know if you have any questions and use the Project Manager
to coordinate communication/progress about Technology Projects.


Glocal Web/Tech

Evan Wagner <> Oct 19 12:24PM -0400 ^

Good Day All!

So, it looks like the Permabank team is finally coming together! This is
what I have so far:

Product Managers: Evan Wagner (me), Devin Balkind
Project Manager: Dana Skallman
UX Designer:* *Marc Schaffner-Gurney
Visual Designer: Keka Marzagao
Developers: Matthew Slater (Back-end- C-forge adaptation), Matthew Lepacek
(Back/Front End), Dan Rassi (Front-end), Chaz Cheadle (Back-end), Marc
Server Coordination: Tom Gillis

The plan is to use Better Means as the PM software and git hub as the code
repository, which Dana will be setting up today in coordination with Tom.

We are building this in Drupal, in case its not already clear. Anybody
who can jump on to help, please let us know.

For all who can be there in person, let's meet at Charlotte's Place
(Thurs) at 1:00PM for a kick-off meeting. All who can, please confirm that
the time works. For those who can't, please respond with outline of
specific availability so Dana can reach out to coordinate tasks...

Forget Wall Street, let's make our own bank!!