Working of filling out more of the functionality of my
prototype. Anyone who is involved with administering the
U.S. Federal Headstart program for their local area may
eventually be interested in the Open Child Development
System (OpenCDS) product. (no public versions availiable
yet, mail me if interested) With the support of my local
school district and the Dept. of Education.
I'm prototyping a core database schema that an
organization can use to track program information. (As well
as stay fairly independent of specific program forms and
data collection requirements). Oh yes, this is all web based
letting them use their existing desktop computers and
whatever OS they want for the clients. (Although, I'm
recommending Linux as a cost saver in the long term) Their
sys admin is very unhappy about the new/upcoming licensing
requirements for certain proprietray vendors.. :)
The idea is also to make it cross program for various
other city, county (LA. Co.), and state (CA) child related
programs. It is estimated that 95% of all the information
collected from a potential recipient is common to all the
I spent this weekend reading and writing for a new,
related proposal (also open source, not education dept.
related). For the moment this shall remain nameless.
I also continued repainting the spare bedroom, getting it
ready to become a nursery. The color my wife and I chose was
darker than the color sample as it dried, but it lightened
up to match when completely dry. Tonight is layer 2...