Robert Holmes

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Team Culturing Information

WHO are you?

  • Robert Holmes
  • Nashville, TN USA
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WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture? Absolutely. Open Source or Crowd Sourcing has been shown to change the way we do things. The number of people contributing can't have a price tag.
  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us? This is something I have been interested in for years, but haven't had the drive to implement to this degree. I have collaborated with several people over the years and have created a Folder on an external drive called "Preservationist" that contains about 32 GB of files pertaining to the preservation of human knowledge. The Civilization Starter Kit concept is exactly in line with the philosophy of this directory.
  • How do you think that the GVCS can address pressing world issues? We will hit an Energy Brick Wall sometime in the near future and this resource can help us all mitigate the effects of the inevitable pain when we hit that wall.
  • What should happen so that you become more involved with the project? Need more time and money. :) Seem like when I'm not working and have all of the time I need, then the money is thin. When I'm working, got t money, but no time. I'm trying to figure a way to have both. Wish me luck.
  • What is missing in the project? Haven't really gone through all of it, so I won't say until I have had more time to study it.
  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project? One of my personal goals is to try and go from ZERO tech to some tech and build from there.

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

Well I'm currently an IT Analyst and know my way around computers. I have experience supporting just about all levels of IT, I'm proficient in Windows environments from Windows 3.1 (Probably real rusty here) to Windows 7, on the desktop and Windows NT 4.0 to Server 2003. I also am proficient in Apple OS X for Macintosh, iOS 4-5 and Android platforms. Some Linux background. (OS X is Unix based) Have built and configured Windows based Servers as Web Servers (IIS), Mail Servers (Exchange), Database Servers (SQL) and of course file and print servers. Installed and configured CISCO IOS products such as Switches, Routers and Firewalls.

As for other skills, I have done every aspect of conventional building except masonry. I have installed copper, PVC and PEX pluming fixtures. Do all of the electrical from the top of the weather head, all of the way to the outlets and everything in between. I'm not an electrician, but I can do the basic home stuff.

I am very mechanically inclined. As a kid I used rebuild car engines and do a lot of tinkering, including using my dad's machine shop to fabricate parts. I haven't touched that stuff in a while, but I'm sure much of it would come back if needed. I also was a Diesel mechanic in the Army back in the 80's.

More to follow!

  • How have you already contributed to the project?

Not yet, but hope to in the near future.

HOW can you help?

  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?
  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?
  • 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?
  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?
  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?
  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?
  • 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.