SPUG: Perl Project, for Educational App.

Tim Maher/CONSULTIX tim at consultix-inc.com
Fri Sep 24 18:19:08 CDT 1999

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Nationally recognized educational specialist needs help from a Perl
programmer in doing application development and system integration for
an educational product designed for Windows boxes (with Apple support
to follow later).

Textual forms and images need to be displayed on the screen (photos,
maps, checklists,  multiple-choice tests, etc.), and mouse and keyboard
inputs need to be tallied, stored in simple "databases" and displayed on
subsequent screens in summary formats (pie-charts, histograms, graphs,
etc.).  In a subsequent release, data will need to be exchanged with a
central archive site over the Internet.

The current plan is to implement the solution using a basic OpenSource
HTML-browser/server pair (to manage the screen displays and collect form
inputs) in conjunction with some Perl CGI programs and standard Perl
modules.  The programmer would be required to work out the details of the
solution, and integrate the various pieces (Perl interpreter, browser,
server, modules, custom application, installation script) into a complete
product for distribution on CD-ROM.

The programmer needs to understand the Windows platform(s), and know
how to write portable Perl applications.  The ideal candidate would
be someone familiar with both the Windows and Apple OS, to facilitate a
planned port of the second release to that platform.  Consideration
will also be given to programmers who might find this project an
appealing opportunity to "stretch" their current skills, such as
students, in exchange for a lower pay rate. 

The programmer could be compensated on a project-bid basis, or on a
revenue-sharing basis.  Educator's references available on request.

Show your interest by sending Email to dvh at LearnX.org, or calling
David Harte at (206) 324-4420 between 8am and 9pm Seattle time.

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