Sep 152011
 

DemonFM – Web Development Project

Draft Project Brief: To develop the website of www.demonfm.co.uk .

Number of Students Needed: Up to Six web developers

Outline: www.demonfm.co.uk is the website representing DemonFM, De Montfort Universities’ Community Radio Station. The station is a collaborative project between De Montfort University and De Montfort Students Union. The aim of the project is twofold:

  • To give volunteers at De Montfort University the opportunity to gain experience as radio broadcasters.
  • To represent the views and interests of young people across Leicester.

DemonFM’s online service aims to act as a social media hub for the collaboration, discussion and comment about the programmes and shows that are produced for the station. Using social media techniques, www.demonfm.co.uk allows contributors to share ideas, distribute their work online, and to experiment with new forms of radio programme making. The website presently uses Drupal as an open-source content management platform, which works by building pre-designed PHP modules that are developed through the Drupal Open Source project. The site also uses CivicRM as it’s contact management system, which allows the site managers to develop communications with members and to organise events and training sessions. Integrated with the site is a Media Wiki and a PHP Forum. The site streams simultaneous audio from the station, but otherwise uses Creative Commons licences for all media that is posted to the site.

What is Expected from Each Student: Developers will be asked to manager and improve the website for DemonFM, so that content producers, show teams, bloggers and journalists are able to distribute audio, video and text based media to the DemonFM audience. Development of the site will include ensuring that it operates in a robust, secure and scalable manner, while interconnecting with other forms of social media (such as Twitter, Facebook and Youtube) and other on-line systems, such as Icecast and Rivendell. The site is aimed at non-technical users, so a strong emphasis will be placed on usability and interface issues.

To What Standard will the Work be Produced:  Developers will be expected to manage the website in a professional way, using up-to-date and industry standard solutions, while innovating in the use of interactive social media functionality. Developers will be expected to represent De Montfort University in its capacity as an official partner of DemonFM. The University and Students Union have high expectations about the standard of work that enables DemonFM’s website to function, as this will be used to promote the project to an international audience of radio producers, journalists, music producers, record companies, students and members of the public.

What is the Time Frame: All production work to be completed by Easter 2012

What Skills are Required: An ability to manage a complex project. An ability to work as part of a team. An ability to overcome significant technical and production issues. An ability to talk with non-technical users to specify design issues. An ability to liaise with representatives of official organisations, sponsors, agents and other supporting bodies. An ability to write-up technical and editorial production plans and reports in detail.
To find out more information please contact Rob Watson by email rwatson@dmu.ac.uk or on 07817 720 688.

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Sep 152011
 

DemonFM – Social Media Development Project

Project Brief: To develop the Social Media Capability of www.demonfm.co.uk

Number of Students Needed: Up to Four developers

Outline: www.demonfm.co.uk is the website representing DemonFM, De Montfort Universities’ Community Radio Station. The station is a collaborative project between De Montfort University and De Montfort Students Union. The aim of the project is twofold:

  • To give volunteers at De Montfort University the opportunity to gain experience as radio broadcasters.
  • To represent the views and interests of young people across Leicester.

DemonFM’s online service aims to act as a social media hub for the collaboration, discussion and comment about the programmes and shows that are produced for the station. Using social media techniques, www.demonfm.co.uk allows contributors to share ideas, distribute their work online, and to experiment with new forms of radio programme making. The website presently uses Drupal as an open-source content management platform, which works by building pre-designed PHP modules that are developed through the Drupal Open Source project. The site also uses CivicRM as it’s contact management system, which allows the site managers to develop communications with members and to organise events and training sessions. Integrated with the site is a Media Wiki and a PHP Forum. The site streams simultaneous audio from the station, but otherwise uses Creative Commons licences for all media that is posted to the site.

What is Expected from Each Student: Developers will be asked to manager and improve the social media capability for www.demonfm.co.uk, so that contributors to the site are able to distribute audio media to new audiences. Development of the social media capability of the site will include ensuring that it interfaces in a robust, secure and scalable manner with a range of social media applications, such as Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. The site is aimed at non-technical users, so a strong emphasis will be placed on usability and interface issues.

To What Standard will the Work be Produced: Developers will be expected to manage the website in a professional way, using up-to-date and industry standard solutions, while innovating in the use of interactive social media functionality. Developers will be expected to represent De Montfort University in its capacity as an official partner of DemonFM. The University and Students Union have high expectations about the standard of work that enables DemonFM’s website to function, as this will be used to promote the project to an international audience of radio producers, journalists, music producers, record companies, students and members of the public.

What is the Time Frame: All production work to be completed by Easter 2012

What Skills are Required: An ability to manage a complex project. An ability to work as part of a team. An ability to overcome significant technical and production issues. An ability to talk with non-technical users to specify design issues. An ability to liaise with representatives of official organisations, sponsors, agents and other supporting bodies. An ability to write-up technical and editorial production plans and reports in detail.
To find out more information please contact Rob Watson by email rwatson@dmu.ac.uk or on 07817 720 688.

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Sep 152011
 

DemonFM – Content Development Project

Project Brief: To develop programming content for DemonFM

Number of Students Needed: Up to Twelve content producers

Outline: DemonFM is a community radio station run by volunteers from De Montfort University and broadcasting to young people in Leicester. The service is licensed by Ofcom and broadcast twenty four hours each day, all year. www.demonfm.co.uk is the website representing DemonFM, De Montfort Universities’ Community Radio Station. The station is a collaborative project between De Montfort University and De Montfort Students Union. The aim of the project is twofold:

  • To give volunteers at De Montfort University the opportunity to gain experience as radio broadcasters.
  • To represent the views and interests of young people across Leicester.

The main aim of the station is to represent the interests and talent of young people in Leicester, reflecting the diversity and different backgrounds that many listeners come from. The station has the aim to be innovative, professional and credible, while developing its services through collaboration, partnership and consensus. What is Expected from Each Student: Developers will be asked to manager and improve the broadcast output for DemonFM, so that content producers, show teams, bloggers and journalists are able to produce programmes of high quality. Content includes music, audio, video and text based media. The station promotes local music, creative arts, culture and events from around Leicester. Content producers will be able to work independently or as part of a team. The station is aimed at non-specialist audience, so a strong emphasis will be placed on entertainment, while also exploring and experimenting with ways to innovate in programme production, news, music production, on-air promotion and live events.

To What Standard will the Work be Produced: Content producers will be expected to manage content in a professional way, using up-to-date and industry standard solutions, while innovating in the use of interactive social media techniques. Content producers will be expected to represent De Montfort University in its capacity as an official partner of DemonFM. The University and Students Union have high expectations about the standard of work that enables DemonFM’s to function, as the station will be promoted to an international audience of radio producers, journalists, music producers, record companies, students and members of the public.

What is the Time Frame: All production work to be completed by Easter 2012

What Skills are Required: An ability to manage a complex project. An ability to work as part of a team. An ability to overcome significant technical and production issues. An ability to talk with non-technical users to specify design issues. An ability to liaise with representatives of official organisations, sponsors, agents and other supporting bodies. An ability to write-up technical and editorial production plans and reports in detail.

To find out more information please contact Rob Watson by email rwatson@dmu.ac.uk or on 07817 720 688.

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Sep 152011
 

Audiotheque – Web Development Project

Project Brief: To develop the website of www.audiotheque.co.uk .

Number of Students Needed: Up to Four students

Outline: www.audiotheque.co.uk is a collaborative project between De Montfort University and BBC Radio Drama. The aim of the project is twofold:

  • To introduce a new generation of producers to the experience of creating audio drama.
  • To introduce new, non-traditional listeners to audio drama.

Audiotheque aims to act as a social media hub for the collaboration, discussion and comment about the audio dramas produced for the site. Using social media techniques, Audiotheque allows contributors to share ideas, distribute their work online, and to experiment with new forms of audio drama. The website presently uses Drupal as an open-source content management platform, which works by building pre-designed php modules that are developed through the Drupal Open Source project. The site also uses CivicRM as it’s contact management system, which allows the site managers to develop communications with members and to organise events and training sessions. The site is presently being managed by David Watts, who is part of the DMU External Relations team.

What is Expected from Each Student: Developers will be asked to manager and improve the website for www.audiotheque.co.uk, so that content producers are able to distribute audio media to a new audiences. Development of the site will include ensuring that it operates in a robust, secure and scalable manner, while interconnecting with other forms of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. The site is aimed at non-technical users, so a strong emphasis will be placed on usability and interface issues.

To What Standard will the Work be Produced:  Developers will be expected to manage the website in a professional way, using up-to-date and industry standard solutions, while innovating in the use of interactive social media functionality. Developers will be expected to represent De Montfort University in its capacity as an official partner of BBC Radio Drama. BBC Radio Drama has high expectations about the standard of work that enables the Audiotheque website to function, as this will be used to promote the project to an international audience of drama producers, journalists, students and members of the public.

What is the Time Frame: All production work to be completed by Easter 2011

What Skills are Required: An ability to manage a complex project. An ability to work as part of a team. An ability to overcome significant technical and production issues. An ability to talk with non-technical users to specify design issues. An ability to liaise with representatives of official organisations, sponsors, agents and other supporting bodies. An ability to write-up technical and editorial production plans and reports in detail.

A positive outcome may result in a supportive statement from a senior BBC representative, and contacts within the BBC web development team.
 To find out more information please contact Rob Watson by email rwatson@dmu.ac.uk or on 07817 720 688.

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Sep 152011
 

Audiotheque – Social Media Development Project

Draft Project Brief: To develop the Social Media Capability of www.audiotheque.co.uk .

Number of Students Needed: Up to Four students

Outline: www.audiotheque.co.uk is a collaborative project between De Montfort University and BBC Radio Drama. The aim of the project is twofold:

  • To introduce a new generation of producers to the experience of creating audio drama.
  • To introduce new, non-traditional listeners to audio drama.

Audiotheque aims to act as a social media hub for the collaboration, discussion and comment about the audio dramas produced for the site. Using social media techniques, Audiotheque allows contributors to share ideas, distribute their work online, and to experiment with new forms of audio drama. The website presently uses Drupal version 6.0 as an open-source content management platform, which works by building pre-designed php modules that are developed through the Drupal Open Source project.  The site also uses CivicRM as it’s contact management system, which allows the site managers to develop communications with members and to organise events and training sessions. The site is presently being managed by David Watts, who is part of the DMU External Relations team.

What is Expected from Each Student: Developers will be asked to manager and improve the social media capability for www.audiotheque.co.uk, so that contributors to the site are able to distribute audio media to a new audiences. Development of the social media capability of the site will include ensuring that it interfaces in a robust, secure and scalable manner with a range of social media applications, such as Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. The site is aimed at non-technical users, so a strong emphasis will be placed on usability and interface issues.

To What Standard will the Work be Produced: Developers will be expected to manage the social media capability of the website in a professional way, using up-to-date and industry standard solutions, while innovating in the use of interactive social media functionality. Developers will be expected to represent De Montfort University in its capacity as an official partner of BBC Radio Drama. BBC Radio Drama has high expectations about the standard of work that enables the Audiotheque website to function, as this will be used to promote the project to an international audience of drama producers, journalists, students and members of the public.

What is the Time Frame: All production work to be completed by Easter 2012

What Skills are Required: An ability to manage a complex project. An ability to work as part of a team. An ability to overcome significant technical and production issues. An ability to talk with non-technical users to specify design issues. An ability to liaise with representatives of official organisations, sponsors, agents and other supporting bodies. An ability to write-up technical and editorial production plans and reports in detail.

A positive outcome may result in a supportive statement from a senior BBC representative, and contacts within the BBC web development team.

To find out more information please contact Rob Watson by email rwatson@dmu.ac.uk or on 07817 720 688.

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Sep 152011
 

Audiotheque – Audio Drama Content Development Project Draft Project Brief:

To produce a series of audio drama podcasts for the Audiotheque website.

Number of Students Needed: Up to Four Content Developers.

Outline: www.audiotheque.co.uk is a collaborative project between De Montfort University and BBC Radio Drama. The aim of the project is to introduce a new generation of listeners to audio drama.

Audiotheque aims to act as an online social media hub for collaboration, discussion and comment about audio drama, allowing people to share and distribute their work, and to experiment with new forms of audio drama.

The aim of the site is twofold:

• To enable new producers of audio drama content to collaborate online.

• To enable non-traditional audiences to access audio drama.

What is Expected from Each Student: Audio content producers will be asked to run collaborative projects that produce a series of short-form audio dramas that will be presented on the Audiotheque website. Content producers will be expected to produce work that is of high quality, innovative and creative in the use of audio, in the sound design techniques deployed, and in the way that it helps to introduce new creative talent to the process of creating audio drama.

To What Standard will the Work be Produced: Content producers are expected to work to a high professional standard, producing audio content that stands with the professionally produced content on the website. Producers will be expected to represent De Montfort University in its capacity as an official partner of BBC Radio Drama. BBC Radio Drama has high expectations about the standard of work that is submitted to the Audiotheque website, as this will be used to promote the project to an international audience of drama producers, journalists, students and members of the public.

What is the Time Frame: All production work to be completed by Easter 2012.

What Skills are Required: An ability to manage complex projects. An ability to work as part of a team. An ability to overcome significant audio technical and production issues. An ability to talk with writers, performers and members of the public. An ability to liaise with representatives of official organisations, sponsors, the festival, agents and other supporting bodies. An ability to write-up technical and editorial production plans and reports in detail.

A positive outcome may result in a supportive statement from a senior BBC representative, and contacts within the BBC Radio Drama team.

To find out more information please contact Rob Watson by email rwatson@dmu.ac.uk or phone 07817 720 688

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