Jasper Koehorst

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Team Culturing Information

Last updated: 1/3/2012

WHO are you?

  • Name - Jasper Koehorst
  • Location (city, country) - Wageningen
  • Contact Information (email, skype, phone) - jasperkoehorst@gmail.com
  • Picture
  • Introductory Video
  • Resume/CV -
    • V.E. Laboratory and Processengineering, R.O.C. de Leijgraaf, 2003.
    • B.S. Life Sciences, HAN University, 2007.
    • M.A. Bioinformatics, Wageningen University, 2010.
    • Programming in Python (Intermediate, 2 years experience)
    • Laboratory Experience (Advanced, 5 years experience)
    • Biochemistry (Advanced, 5 years experience)
    • BioPerl (Intermediate, 1 year experience)

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture?

Yes, open source in general and in any kind of field.

  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?

Watched it on TED and was amazed that this wasn't more known in this world as it is the fundamental basics for building a proper environment.

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address pressing world issues?

It definitely can make changes to world issues. As mentioned in the TED video as well, buying equipment is not always the problem, maintaining is. Thus if you can build your own equipment (at a low price which is even better) and you can maintain it easily... Everybody can then use it.

  • What should happen so that you become more involved with the project?

Be invited, have a group of enthusiasts that want to co-work with me. I am not the best in the field but I definitely want to learn and spread the knowledge I learn from it.

  • What is missing in the project?

Maybe I have missed it, but as I like 3D design a lot and frankly I am not so good at it I did not found proper information on what was used for creating the schematics, what was missing, and where is it all located.

  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project?

Have some good standards for the end results, and a good synchronization box where everything can be properly exchanged and maintained.

WHAT are your skills?

  • List all of your skills in these areas: Communications - Organizational - Computer Support - Finances - Design - Natural Building - Electronics - Automation - Metallurgy - Engineering - Fabrication - Agriculture - Energy - Architecture - Video/Graphics/Art - PR/Marketing - Education - Construction - Industry - CNC - Chemistry - Product Design - Other

I can contribute in computer support, design, schematics, web interfaces.

  • How have you already contributed to the project?

I am currently present at the forum but this is still at a low level.

HOW can you help?

  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?

I would love to work on designing parts as I also would like to learn from it. A good setup in the IT branch, I should be able to help in there as well.

Also I do have some mechanic skills as I am currently restoring my old beetle but this is not at a professional level.

  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?

I definitely can, depending on the enthusiasm and the projects to work on this can vary from a few hours a week to much more.

  • Are you interested in working with us for pay? If so, what services can you offer, and what is your hourly or per-project rate?

Yes, as everybody is but to be honest leave this for later.

In the future perhaps, depending on how this all kicks off.

  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?

Not yet.

  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?

I'll save this for later.

Yes, but not in the way of money at the moment as I am currently a student.

  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?

Yes, as my father has a small farm it would be nice to be able to use some developments directly.

  • Are you interested in being part of the world's first, open source, resilient community? The GVCS is the preparatory step for the OSE Village Experiment – a 2 year, immersion experiment (2013-2014) for testing whether a real, thriving, modern-day prototype community of 200 people can be built on 200 acres using local resources and open access to information? We are looking for approximately 200 people to fill a diverse array of roles, according to the Social Contract that is being developed. This may be the boldest social experiment on earth - a pioneering community whose goal is to extend the index of possibilities regarding harmonious existence of humans, ecology, and technology.

As I assume that this community will be located in america, then this is not an option for me (besides the visa and such).