End/Line Week 1 Reflection

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 1 On the project, I have one main role and two assistant roles. My main role is being the frontend developer. The tasks that are included with this role are working within a framework, compiling a wireframe for review with my group, and major debugging. I have some experience with HTML/CSS and development concepts, but I’m probably going to have to work closely with Brian not just for his role as the backend developer, but also for his knowledge of frontend development.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 My other two roles are assisting Brian with backend development when needed and assisting Tom with project management. I have a background in management at the media company that I work for so I feel I can make meaningful contributions on that end as well.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 On the project management side of things, my first thoughts immediately went to free tools that can help us not only keep track of tasks, but also communicate effectively. During our first session, we set up our communications on Slack, and our task management on Trello. We are also using Google drive for some asset storage and backups (thankfully I have a large plan so I’m not worried about the hosting on this end).

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 I recently built out Tom’s revised work plan on Trello, but now it’s definitely time for me to take a backseat on project management and switch to my main role.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Because I have some familiarity with databases, my first order of business is to learn Express, Node.js, and some JavaScript. Also, I have to really learn up on XML and the TEI’s standards associated with encoding actual works. It’s going to be a very rough road, but I am more than confident in my abilities to cram it all for this project. There are plenty of guides online for setting up and working within the framework and server-side language, so I’m not too worried.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 1 Coming from a background in just simple HTML/CSS/WordPress editing, I feel that I’m going to get a lot out of this considering how different of an undertaking this is. I’m also excited to be a participant in a project of this caliber as well. It will be exciting to finally finish this tool and be able to present it, and I know that I’ll take what I learn in the process and apply it to future projects.

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  1. Posted March 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    It’s great that you’ve identified primary and secondary responsibilities. I think it will be helpful for you to keep this list of responsibilities in mind as we review workplans tonight. Something else you may want to consider as early as possible is where you’re going to find the training you need to learn how to work with a wireframe, which wireframe works for your project, etc. You may want to start with the list of resources that Jojo has recently posted, as there are a couple of posts on working with Bootstrap and other web frameworks.

  2. Posted March 1, 2017 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    This all sounds really good, Greg. One thing that I’m wondering, though, is how the humanities / poetry / poetics component does or doesn’t speak to your interests as a MALS student. What about the intellectual engagement of the project with literary studies might also advance your academic interests/needs?

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