Overview of the N-Crowd project from a developers perspective.
From a technical perspective the N-Crowd project's main focus is on creating an multi-tiered integration platform based on open-source software.
We're initially planning on leveraging a Liferay-based hosting platform where we can quickly enable any number of virtual portals/websites as needed.
The initial focus will be developing three independent but related sites: n-tier.com, n-crowd.com, and crowdbucks.com. These sites are will leverage our integrated project management and related collaboration abilities to effectively manage each respective project.
We will utilize a simple Scrum project management system and other collaboration tools that both our core team can use and that will also serve our member's sites.
N-Crowd members will be able to create their own next-generation website for managing and collaborating with their own crowds, and can easily leverage any of the tools that our advanced portal platform supports.
A core purpose technically will be in creating a highly-customizable integration platform that can be adapted for a wide variety of needs. Other types of services will be integrated into the core platform using an API-centric approach that enables virtually any type of language and/or data-source to be leveraged and incorporated as needed.
N-Crowd is an open-ended concept that integrates a diverse collection of software components and is intended to evolve as computer technologies advance, so where we go from our initial framework will be largely determined by our various members, partners, and related opportunities.
The entire platform will be made available as an open-source package that anyone can download and run on their own hardware or in the cloud. We will create a basic VMware image and use Docker and Kubernetes-type technologies to ensure a flexible and simple to deploy hosting platform that will enable the various types of integration and collaboration required.
We anticipate that the project will be forked into various related projects and customized for specific purposes.
We have already created a number of related portlet prototypes that need to be upgraded and implemented, so once we have a basic platform ready we can begin work on the subsequent phases.
We are always interested in integrating other projects into our core platform, including multiple blockchain and messaging systems, so if you have a project or technology that will enhance or augment our existing system we would be happy to review how best this could happen.
Note: The ℕ-Crowd project is still at an early stage and actively seeking co-founders and investors in order to fully develop this unique concept. If you are interested in getting involved in the N-Crowd project then please consider joining us.