With Naomi Klein and recruiting a project manager assistant
Christmas is approaching and we are not forgetting you :) We may contact some of you soon to deliver you christmas surprises / rewards :)
I just wanted to share with you a recent article in the Huffington Post that featured Protei right after Naomi Klein's TED Talk "Addicted to Risk", a great honour for us to follow such a brilliant person. Klein comments on the BP oil spill and our addiction to risk and suggests ways to invent our future, this is a talk worth seeing.
Protei has been all over the world recently and Kasia Molga, a Protei core team member, was just in Brasil following the terrible oil spill off the coast of Rio. Protei was present at the CulturaDigital.br and Kasia reported the event also coined the "Chevron Oil Spill" as largely un-reported and underestimated by Chevron and Brasil's policy makers. It is very important for Protei to create strong ties with the Brazilian coastal residents in order to help them improve their "immune system", may Protei be part of their arsenal in the future. Chevron has been recently suspended its drilling rights as an accumulation of allegations in the area, especially after what happened in Ecuadorian part of the Amazon forest.
Few weeks after the recent oil spill in New Zeland, we keep seeing oil spills happening before our eyes only encouraging us to work harder to deliver Protei as soon as possible.
The Protei community keeps on growing, and we are now in need of an administrative assistant to Protei Coordinator Cesar Harada. The applications are open for one more week and we are looking for someone that will help develop Protei as a Non-Profit, Profit, Academic and informal Hacker project. It will be a full-time job based in London but with opportunities to travel abroad to coordinate Protei's global Research & Development community. The Job offer is on Protei's website, also downloadable as a PDF ready for print, on Linkedin, Gumtree, craigslist, Arduino, Adafruit, *IHub_, and more. Please share and makes us stronger.
Again, thanks for your support and the whole Protei team joins me to wish you wonderful winter celebrations with family and friends. Warm wishes from the Protei team!
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