#Chris Mann

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#Chris Mann

Chris Mann Dear visitor, You will find my CV here . Should you wish to contact me, you can write chris@mann.fr or call +33 7 68 40 38 38 . I have two permanent addresses for videoconferencing: Zoom : https://zoom.us/j/6507636257 (room 650 763 3257) Use shared Zoom account if more participants. Jitsi Public : https://meet.jit.si/ChrisMannMannFr I am a digital consultant, working between…

Epistle APP

Anglophone Protestants of Paris France manages confinement for everyone but churches during Covid-19. This article explores how the American Church in Paris, the American Cathedral and Saint Michael's Church in Paris do and may use technology to augment essential purposes of religion as defined by Martin Luther in 1527 when confronted with the bubonic plague. The article is available in PDF from…

#Agenda

#Agenda I've produced my own 2021 paper agenda here in PDF format for the times when digital is too much. I used this Excel file as my source. See also this article on my 2019 agenda .

Happy New Year Wishes 2021

Let's Make 2021 Count! Dearest Reader, 2020 has taught us sickness, isolation and solidarity. 2021 is starting on a wrong foot. My most heartfelt wishes for a creative and bold year! Sincerely yours, Chris P.S. Digital starts my 2021 by printing (two-sided) the #agenda with my photos: https://mann.fr/files/articles/2021/hashtag-agenda/agenda_plan_gabarit_orient-2021.pdf

Structured CV

Structured CV Editing my CV is my bane, but I am recovering. Whenever I would work on the content of my CV, I would inevitably switch to the format of the CV. The inverse was often true as well. I also have challenges with Microsoft work, sometimes preferring water-color and ink. Another theory could be that I was a bit afraid to venture to the job market. Whatever the reason, it has taken me 1…

New MANN.FR on Thanks to Gatsby

New Mann.fr Almost Ready on Gatsby Technological Stack Oh, my, I've been working on this for too long a time, but, boy, oh boy, I am getting to something that is really satisfying! This website is pretty, it is modular, it is lighting fast, and it tells a story with my photography. There is a lot in it, and Gatsby (Gat what? I'll tell you, maybe) brings significant advantages to the table. So…

Gollum with Omnigollum

I installed a Gollum server with an improved OmniGollum plugin with a design for acces to web folders as an extranet for clients. Here is the code I contributed to OmniGollum Here is the guide I followed I documented the whole thing here Update, I just pointed the content of gatsby.mann.fr to the gollum.mann.fr . That means that I can edit through the web a staging version of my new website…

ghost-to-md

ghost-to-md Ghost-to-md is an opensource program to which I have made significant contributions. I assume my contributions are on https://www.github.com/chris2fr/ghost-to-md . This was part of my effort to transition from Ghost to Gatsby.

Pre-Inaugoration of the Makers' Lab at la Ressourcerie la Mine

Automatic translation At our meeting on September 23, we learned that the fablab (computer aided manufacturing workshop) had its first official visits on Friday September 20 from our board and employees. We did our best to make it clean and presentable. Many machines are still to be mastered. That's it, we are now "a thing"! In addition, we are in the process of drawing up a charter and a working…

Running an Adult ADHD Peer Support Group

Automatic Translation I have the honor to lead a group adult ADHD peer support . Today, I think I will focus on the subject of collaboration. Scenes in the Goat where Perrin (Pierre Richard) Campana meets (Gérard Depardieu), then looks for a cart in Orly held by a stranger (Michel Fortin) This video addresses times when a person, possibly ADHD, encounters a present reality where a present reality…

Le Grand Website

Automatic Translation This is a perfectible website concept, but perhaps sufficient for a collaboration around the Grands Voisins. It is therefore a matter of creating a space with multiple shares, with potentially multiple users, with multiple uses and multiple accesses. The problem to be solved is with using a website for ourselves on our own, a useful site for ourselves with today's…

mann.fr on Ghost.io

Ghost.io tech for ghost.mann.fr I have installed Ghost.io servers for my own use. They work pretty well and provide a valuable service. https://alpha.mann.fr/en/https://gatsby.mann.fr/ I first went with a trial period on ghost.io and then installed my own server on 1.contabo.mann.fr. The translation infrastructure didn't enchant me, so I went with . Themes Here are some themes I like: Fizzy…

Profile Studio

Profile Studio for CV or Resume Edition This is a bit of client-based web software used to create CVs with the resume.json technology. I installed it on cv.mann.fr . It is available on GitHub. It allows for end-users to manage content of CVs. https://github.com/chris2fr/profile-studio

MKDocs

I've used MKDocs for a few projects. It is a good way to publish and maintain static content with a Git repository. In addition, in my configuration, I allowed myself to set up a continuous integration on GitHub. A whole part of my OneDrive folder is also in a Git (apart from OneDrive, because below) which only publishes the images and markdown content to pi.mann.fr. I also set up ConfigMagic.com…

Self-Contained Amazon Echo Show Mini-Video-Conference Device

Self-Contained Amazon Echo Show Video Conference Device This device can allow a distant participant or perhaps two into a physical meeting. It is a Echo Show 8 set atop a record turntable and identified with Amazon and Skype accounts “ americanchurchinparis@gmail.com. ” This is the Echo Show 8 turning on its turntable To use the Echo Show, call “ americanchurchinparis@gmail.com ” from a…

Services

Digital Well-Being Digital well-being is the job of Mann.fr. This page and pages in this category describe our job. Mann.FR is a service provider in digital well-being. Digital is the computers, internet, social media, smart phones, and the like. Well-being addresses psycho-social risks, society, corporate culture, inclusion, organizational coaching and the like. Auto-translation below Reinforce…

Time Travel

I am good at capacity planning (think of it as time accounting). It is a technique wherein I clear cost and profit centers around person-days. The technique, through iterative process, allows for the production of reliable capacity-constrained time accounts: past, present and provisional. Here is how it works: I establish a task nomenclature for all activities by everyone, as large as possible…

Sounding Board

I was able to help friends prepare their CAPES and AGREGATION oral presentations with success, I was able to help a Director of a multi-national non-profit present in English at an international conference in Japan with success. My talent is listening to your presentation and feed back to you what I hear such that you better your way of expressing yourself. This works very well for English…

ConfigMagic.com

ConfigMagic.COM is an idea about tools and practices for configuration management. See the blog article on using GIT for personal configuration management. Specific Configurations to Document VC.LesGrandsVoisins.FR Configuration for this JitSi server is here: https://hackmd.io/@lesgrandsvoisins/SJs4b0dO8 MANN.FR Content Management I use https://edu.pixton.com/ for generating comics with the…

TaskWhy.com

TaskWhy is a simple software idea, but I found that Workflowy.com did basicly the same thing, so I let it go. A Task.How is a an indefinate verb phrase (in the form “do something” such as “buy milk”) that you provide. The software provides context by associating other Task.Hows for you in a to-do structure (in the form “to achieve something do take some intermediate step” such as “to go grocery…

Computer Lab & Drive

Computer Lab 4 two-hour experimental workshops for the 100 NOW participants during the February 2020 vacation (involves setting up a mobile computer room). 3-to-4 weeks of Computer Drive collection from the congregation(s), individuals, businesses and non-profits (followed by 3-to-4 weeks of volunteers reconditioning, followed be 3-to-4 weeks of redistributing) (involves logistics and other…

Quatrieme Oeil

Quatrieme Oeil s a French non-profit (Loi-1901) about doing things together as image professionals. We did : Create two studios out of abandoned operating rooms Events together Promotion and support between photographers TODO: Get Website Back Up!

Silent Paint

I was a director of photography on the short film “Silent Paint”. Silent Paint : A Blitz Film TODO: find link to film.

MANN.FR Improvements

This is a backlog of improvements to Mann.FR, this website. For a list of comments per page, please consult this index . Make Contact For Send Email The contact form doesn’t quite yet send email. Start Newsletter A newsletter subscription is a great way to render prospects loyal. Update French Site The French Website is out-of-date, way out-of-date. Improve Story Telling Go through the you pages…

Redmine Taskjuggler

Redmine Taskjuggler was a Redmine Plugin that round-tripped with Taskjuggler to produce release schedule forecasts based on capacity planning in full-information timesheets taking into account revenue effects in clearing between profit centers and cost centers. redmine_taskjuggler on Redmine PluginTaskjuggler wiki redmine_taskjuggler on GitHub

Drawing Board

These projects are “on the drawing board.” ConfigMagic.com Etrangers.com AelMat.com LesGrandsVoisins.com

LesGrandsVoisins.fr/.com

LesGrandsVoisins.fr/.com is a project extension in a virtual world of Les Grands Voisins insomuch as it: is a space (digital websites lesgrandsvoisins.fr/.com and lesgrandsvoisins.com/.fr ) and an identity (a trademark deposited the same day as another holder, rendering it defacto public domain) provides events ; infrastructure (or at least a network) for non-profits, artists, artisans, social…

Archived Productions

Archived past realizations are: QuatriemeOeil.org QuatriemeOeil.org projects : Les Saisons au Fil de l’Eau Larger-Scale Open-Source Software Projects : E-Delib, Pyraxe, XSpyDer Back-to-the-drawing-board realizations are: ConfigMagic.com FocusPlex.com (& todo.how)

Weekly Digital Social Workshops

Weekly workshops were organized at : CED, a Foyer d’urgence from 2015 through 2016 La maison des médicens from 2016 through 2017 La maison des voisins from 2018 though 2019 (and a little 2020)

Marginalized

Service solutions for marginalized persons include : Digital Inclusion: Social Computer Rooms Computer and Digital Workshops Recycling and Donations of Computers and perhaps other activities It is tough to lose one’s password or keep files without dedicated computers. If able, you may benefit from a Cyber Confidence-Building session.

Business Team Services

Solutions for business include : Capacity Planning Business Activity Monitoring Team-Building Workshops Organizational Wellbeing Audit and Accompaniment Website production and maintenance Digital and Web Product Development Psycho-Social Risk Management

Lay Life Ceremonies

It is important to mark the different passages in life. I, Chris Mann, have celebrated a good-sized marriage and organized a couple of telephone-conference memorial services. These things are important. TODO: put youtube video here

Inclusion Policies and Offices

Inclusion as an organization-wide policy is intentional. I, Chris Mann, help you build that intention into your vers divers aspects of your organization. Auto-translate below Economic and social responsibility (CSR) Mann.fr fights for digital inclusion through multiple means: coordination with social workers to set up computer rooms and run computer workshops in reception and accommodation centers…

Collaborative Environments

Digital collaborative environments are places where we can work together. One offer in this realm is “ Video Conferencing for Everyone .” The goal is to make the technology disappear in a comfortable and secure place, both from a technical and from a social perspective.

Webmastering

As webmaster, I make sure that your website works well. This includes maintaining sufficient performance, bettering things gradually and helping along the content updates. Auto-translate Development of several software on Source Forge and Git Hub since 2003 Participation in free software associations since 2003 Software edition and implementation of methodological approaches to align ticketing…

Les Grands Voisins Manifesto

Auto-translation Alternative manifesto edited by Chris This manifesto, imperfect, conceived of the hopes, the sufferings and the incomprehension of those who instilled it. The Big Neighbors were born at Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Hospital in the 14th arrondissement in Paris, between Port Royale and the Catacombs. They come from flaws in the concrete and in public policies. They are open, inclusive…

Shared Digital Resources

ResDigita is pseudo-latin for “the digital thing.” The goal here is to intelligently share electronic resources. Currently, we need to finance a pro Zoom account and two Meetup groups (English-Speaking Café Philo and Ochaika) for use of a digital room mentioned in the web page “ Video Conferencing Here for Everyone .” Please contribute here in order to keep the ResDigita resources open: https…

Professionals

Dear visitor, Should one pull all the stops or rely on proven technologies? What balance should one seek between formal and informal in digital innovation ? How much should a team document their work? These are just some of the questions every business asks in the realm of internet and mobile planning. Here is what I propose: do what is right, and, if possible, what is elegant. The way you…

Digital Organizer

Digital services are about creating ethical digital tools for persons in organizations. Augment your digital-organization with: Digital Collaborative Environments Change Management Project Management Scrum-Mastering Coach Development Teams Product Ownership Assistance Web-Based Digital Platforms Prototyping Computer Rooms R&D Make Digital Efficient for You MANN.FR helps clients program innovative…

Business-IT Consultant

Business services are about program and project management. Optimize your operations and projects by: Capacity Planning Localize French Products in the USA Program & Project Management Office WHY? help add value by adding human values help make digital the ally of individuals rather than the master of the organizations. Capacity Planning Capacity planning allows for accurate prediction of resource…

Video Conferencing

The goal is to provide a shared space that be comfortable, accessible and secure . After considering different alternatives, we settled on Zoom simply because it seems to work.  Other reasonable alternatives are WebEx, Google Meet and Jitsi. Criteria for choice are availability, robustness, security, accessibility, ubiquity, etc. We can change if convenient, and I am actually interested in Jitsi…

The Making of a Maker's Space at la Ressourcerie la Mine

Automatic Translation The Ressourcerie la mine in Arceuil ( 76 avenue de la convention 94110 Arcueil ( https://goo.gl/maps/AoyVDJPnwNhbvbf77 )), a extra-ordinary and large place on three buildings in Arceuil (RER B Laplace) for the reuse of things and people make in the speed a redone cafe, a redone restaurant, a redone concert hall, a sewing workshop, a new dedicated building to furniture and…

Anglophone Identity Coaching

Be You in English Too All too often the French think there is one way to express themselves in English when in fact there are multiple ways. The goal is to find your way of expressing yourself with what ultimately is a handicap of the English language for you. I look at the way you express yourself in French and try to find ways for you to be you in English. Language transmits identity. This is a…

Anglophone Identity Coaching

I help the French find their identity when in English expression. We all use language also to vehicule our personalities in different ways. The process is two-sided: I help you notice how you use language in French to present who you are. I listen to you expression in English and provide a sounding-board for you to understand your own expression.

Photographer

Consulting in a Visual Language Photography is consulting but in the visual language. I choose a perspective and a frame. I also associate with other photographers for you. https://chrismann.zenfolio.com https://chrismann.zenfolio.com I see photography much like consulting: I choose a perspective and I show it. When I shoot portraits, it is like looking at a diamond, each photo is a different…

Digital Boot Camp

This is an 8-week program for Web Entrepreneurs, Freelancers and basically anyone wishing to pump up their website! The purpose of this digital bootcamp is to support two-to-five freelancers in establish and/or reinforce a digital presence. Each solo entrepreneur may bring his or her own technologies. Otherwise, we will use and learn WordPress for those who do not have a different choice. Below is…

Client References

Client Testimonials The group was in control without you the moderator controlling the group.Yolaine Houle, ADDA (add.org) co-faciltator of the Francophone Adult ADHD support group. Christopher was a great advocate and produced world class results in his position. I continue to be impressed with the innovation and execution of his efforts and recommend him highly. Roy Rubin, CEO Magento (E…

AgilePrise.com

https://www.agileprise.com Digital Distances @Work What is distance in computer projects? This workshop addresses the logistical and cultural questions that any team working on or with software. The next Meetup is set for Tuesday November 7 at 6:30 PM at Les Grands Voisins in central Paris. Presentation Lego for Scrum at the Alternative Urbaine This was a half-day workshop associating populations…

Teamwork Workshops

Auto-translation from French Distances in digital work (2018) What is distance in digital work? This workshop addresses logistical and cultural issues that concern any team that works with or on software. A Meetup on this subject took place on November 7 at the Grands Neighbors 82 ave Denfert-Rochereau 75014 PARIS. Presentation in English here ( http://www.caplancity.com/distances/ ) Lego for…

Configuration Management

The goal of configuration management is to master IT configurations with tools, repositories, and practices. #TODO Find CMAP describing Configuration Management and export it here. The website ConfigMagic.COM and its corresponding git server were intended for this service. There is also a CMAP Tools site on using CMAP Tools for configuration management. Configuration Management

Time Accounting

Make Systematic Use of New Information Capacity Planning Concept Map The Target Market is Any business with a project portfolio to manage Software editors The Service Offering is Creation of an information system and software crossing workstreams with projects and organizations Model and model-making framework for time accounting The Implementation Phase Consists of One-week prototype One-day per…

Digital Inclusion

The internet is a new opportunity to exclude marginalized populations. Our efforts here are to invite digitally marginalized populations to be able to participate in the virtual society. This is done by setting up computer rooms and giving computer classes to otherwise internet-challenged students. I put in place three-way partnerships between: Social Workers, Beneficiaries (Students), and…

Chris Mann

Email : chris@mann.fr Phone : +33 768 40 38 38 Zoom : https://zoom.us/j/6507636257 (room 650 763 3257) Use shared Zoom account if more participants. Jitsi Public : https://meet.jit.si/ChrisMannMannFr Jitsi Self-Hosted : No longer active Services are provided by Chris Mann and specialized partners. Chris Mann can: PMO Project Lead Serious-Game Lead Assist Product Ownership Capacity Plan in…

Original Software Development

Computer programming, notably in the web with : Knowledge of C, C#, Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, HTML, Javascript, Objectif C languages ; RoR, Plone, Zend, JEE, ESB Mule, Pyramid, Glassfish frameworks; XML, SQL, LDAP, hibernate datastructures. Familiarity of web, workflow, GED, SOA, EDI, e-commerce, mobile, ERP, CRM projects. Below are Open-Source projects from Chris Mann. Most of the software is…

Digital

Automatic Translation IT development Development of several software on Source Forge and Git Hub since 2003 Participation in free software associations since 2003 Software edition and implementation of methodological approaches to align ticketing systems with human and material load forecasting systems. (Ruby) Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, HTML, Javascript, Architecture and specification of databases…

Works

These are realizations, produced products and/or services. Beta Sharing Digital Resources Computer Drive /group-coaching-freelancers-digital New ../2020/video-conferencing /tdah-adulte-soutien Ongoing AgilePrise.com events : Digital Distances @ Work, Holistic Lego for Scrum  and Agile Digitale Enterprise Framework Computer Lab /digital-inclusion https://chrismann.zenfolio.com/ Design Phase…

Interview on My Life with Adult ADHD (in French)

Adult ADHD is a cognitive disorder. I have it. It affects about 5% of the adult population to varying degrees. It has to do with executive functioning. It has three classifications: hyperactive, distractive and both. It has three consequences: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. It is a developmental disorder in the same way short-sightedness is a developmental disorder. Having ADHD does…

Wordpress Workshop Assignment 1

This is an introduction to WordPress. In this exercise, you will have a WordPress account. You will use the account to create your own test blog. You will read and find content from other WordPress blogs. You will create a blog article yourself about your experience discovering WordPress. Step 1, Create a WordPress Account Go to WordPress.com and create an account. I am not sure about the…

A Template for a Paper Agenda Planner

I was told I needed a paper agenda to manage my time with Adult ADHD. Therefore, I spent 11 hours trying to find what would work for me. After trying many different things, I settled on the attached Excel file. The instructions are on the sheet labeled “instructions.” The pages need to be printed in a certain way such that the recto-verso works. agenda_template

Editorial

Dear visitor, Should one pull all the stops or rely on proven technologies? What balance should one seek between formal and informal in * *digital innovation** ? How much should a team document their work? These are just some of the questions every business asks in the realm of internet and mobile planning. Here is what I propose: do what is right, and, if possible, what is elegant. The way you…

Gallery Opening on December 3

Automatic translation, use care when reading. Come many to the opening of our series "And you, why are you getting wet?" »On an entire building at the 4e oeil studio photo aux Grands Voisins on Saturday December 3, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm! Thanks to our sponsor E’Maging for printing and support. Ask for our press kit on this series and those that will follow on the subject of society over…

Pyraxe

Pyraxe was a simple HTML editing system written with Lei Pan in Pylons / Pyramid. The accent was on using XHTML-valid documents in a regular tree structure. It was a tautology-content management system, quite agnostic to other technologies. TODO: Find relics

Setting up Diazo with Nginx (by hand compile)

Diazo is a proxy server able to re-theme any existing website, local or distant. You may find more info on diazo.org. As far as I understand it, outside of Plone, the deployment is always a challenge. The idea is that you take a theme that is an XSL file (the XLS file is generated by Diazo) and HTML output of a web application to have a new web application. Nginx is a light-weight webserver…

So Lei Asked me if …

Dear reader, This blog post is much more detailed in French. I will just tell the general story here. I was minding my own business when Lei asked me if I knew anyone who could use a custom iOS or Android application. Nope. Hmph, perhaps we could revive Managence and look for business with that!  Below is a concept map with the general idea. So, the obvious place to start was a website. Of…

Using a Personal Git Repository

This post will describe how I set up and use my personal Git repository server.  Git is a time machine, and useful for tracking changes in source code, but also office documents. Git also provides a way of synchronizing remote files.  I have been using a personal version management software ever since I read a Lifehacker article about it. Git has some overhead.  This post is intended to describe…

XSpyDer

XSpyDer — XSD introspection in Python for Entity-Relations was a set of open-source Python scripts to parse XSD specifications issued from the BOAMP and JOUE for their electronic-tender formats. At last use, it controlled 50,000 distinct information and controls for a subsidiary of achat-public.com, managing some 23 forms, some of which had 14 screens. This technology at first contributed to one…

E-Delib

As an independent software editor and research project manager, I led a team to develop a Java J2EE solution, a Python/Plone solution, a PHP solution for e-democracy between civil servants and elected officials in regulatory contexts form an extranet for electronic town ordinances; developed a five-module application infrastructure with MVC, GED and EDI, Workflow, Security, Business Logic modules…
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