[Loadstone] Nokia programm helping hands

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Fri Nov 2 23:55:44 GMT 2007

This program looks kind of interesting. It sounds rather formal thoe.
I have to wonder about the quality of work you'd get out of something like 
this. If these are the same people that wrote the firmware for my e70 then 
I'd say they don't belong anywhere near program code.
This could be something to keep in mind I guess.

On Fri, 2 Nov 2007, Per wrote:

>        Hello,
> maybe this is another stupid idea but what do you think about searching for
> qualified volunteers at Nokia?
> Some people from Nokia should have the goodwill and the needed skills for
> the tasks on the LS to_do_list,
> e.g. programming for Symbian and Nokia devices.
> I found the following on the Nokia site:
> "Nokia's global volunteering program, Nokia Helping Hands, is a program
> through which thousands of Nokia employees donate their time and talent to
> local
> community needs. Perhaps we could help you and your organization?
> Running a volunteer program is like being a good matchmaker. You need to
> know each other's interests, skills, strengths, and limits - how they can
> fit and
> work together well. Before an appeal is made for Nokia volunteers, it's
> important to look at your program's activities and services to determine how
> Nokia
> volunteers can help you meet your goals. The following is a list of things
> which we would like you to plan and consider:
> Identify and describe the specific tasks that you would like Nokia
> volunteers to perform.
> Link volunteers to a goal or purpose. Let them know what they are working
> toward so that when they accomplish a task they can feel good about
> achieving.
> Do Nokia volunteers need any special skills, personal traits, unique
> talents, or training to carry out any of the tasks? If so, what are they?
> Who will
> the volunteers work with while doing the tasks?
> How many volunteers are needed? Will the volunteers be working individually
> or in groups? Nokia employees can volunteer both as individuals and as
> teams.
> Try to match the work and the number of volunteers.
> When and where do the tasks need to be performed? How much time is needed?
> Are the hours or days flexible or set? Will volunteers be working on-site or
> off-site? Are there tasks that can be performed in the office or at home?
> Will Nokia volunteers be supervised or unsupervised? Identify risks or
> liabilities,
> if any. Who will volunteers report to and when?
> As with paid program staff, it is important for Nokia volunteers to know
> what's expected of them and how they can succeed.
> Once you have identified the tasks that you would like Nokia volunteers to
> perform, please email
> nokia.volunteer at nokia.com
> to introduce your organization and its policies and procedures. You will
> also need to provide details about the tasks you would like to be completed
> by
> our volunteers.
> When providing information about the tasks, please include the following:
> an overview of the program and its mission, goals, objectives, and future
> directions
> the program's current activities and services
> an overview of the purpose of the assignment and its duties,
> responsibilities, and expected outcomes
> attendance, absence, and notification policies
> security, liability, and confidentiality policies
> This could be the start of our cooperation!"
> from:
> http://www.nokia.com/A4254334
> The only problem is the fact that the LS project isn't local but global.
> I think the Nokia programm helping hands could quicken the evolution of
> Loadstone-GPS. What do you think,
> especially the LS team?
> Perhaps there are important arguments against this idea ...
> Again I congratulate the team on their great work and ideas!
> Best regards
> Per
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