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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Over the past week, the community management and development teams have diverged to work more deeply on their responsibilities, with the project director and manager facilitating everything in between. On the community management team, Michael has continued to build our Twitter presence–we decided to favorite and retweet more digital humanists discussing areas that might relate, tangentially, to our work—and has worked on a style guide to ensure consistent communications across our platforms. Iuri, meanwhile, has begun to think about how best to invite interested individuals to beta testing sessions in the coming weeks. This thinking involves determining what we’ll ask from beta testers, how we’ll support the during testing, and how best to collect their feedback after testing. On the development team, Brian has connected the database to the front-end, completed some important login and signup tasks; he has also written an XML validation script for user-submitted encodings. Working on the front-end, Greg has continued to build templates, and hone the CSS, for all pages; feel free to read the commit history for more details on all development work.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Of course, even as these two teams have diverged, there have been some intersections between community management and development work, and Tom, as the project lead, has facilitated these. For example, Tom reviewed the first iteration of with the community management. They edited some copy, suggested some styling changes, and recommended that we close our Commons blog and move everything to our “News” section—these changes are now with Greg to incorporate into the next iteration of the site. As we build the site’s core functionalities, meanwhile, the community management team will begin to test the development team’s work. There will be points of convergence, in other words, even as each team operates more deeply in their areas of expertise.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 This week, we’ll continue our pre-planned work, but we’ll also take a more humanistic turn when we discuss the project with Kate Singer of Mount Holyoke. We hope that her experience teaching TEI in the classroom can inform the project (and that she can notify us of anything missing or awry at the moment). Furthermore, Tom has gathered a collection of ten English-language poems (from the Renaissance to modernist periods; five written by women, five written by men; and all published before 1923) for the team to practice TEI encoding. Hopefully, this helps us ground the project in its humanistic origins and start populating the site with some texts and TEI.

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