Whew! Coding, working and the sickness!!

21.11.13 / Ramblings / Author:
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I am still in the Coding Dojo and this week we are on Ruby and Ruby on Rails. So far I have it installed…

Last week was our first project week, I had the plague going on around here for that entire week and some of this week so that really was not cool.  I did meet with Eric, from AHGL, and I got answers to basic questions developers ask at the beginning of a project, I will list them at the end of the blog post. At blizzcon we had already decided to go with a responsive web design for the site but at this meeting we did nail down other issues like color schemes, branding, what to keep and what to loose – among other things.  I am excited about doing this! I did spend a day on the wireframe, I know that is a little slow but I just wanted to make sure that I had everything.  I have submitted that and once I get the OK I will get with the graphics guy and ask for any images that I will need.

So, while doing the dojo and being super sick and trying to stay active with SVRG I have added consulting with Robotex on their IT needs in the evenings.  I do have a lot on my plate right now and unfortunately I had to take a LOA from derby until the dojo is complete.  It was a hard decision to make, but I had to do it. I need to have my career set in order to support my derby habit. I miss it tons already, but for the best in the long run, I guess.  I do love doing the consulting work for Robotex, they are an awesome company that builds awesome things! 😀  This is also the company I have wished to work at for awhile now, well before I moved to CA, I mean come on they build robots!!! and help people while doing that 🙂 I am so excited to have this opportunity and would not trade it for anything.

Tonight I am doing the double feature for Hunger Games in Cupertino! I am sad that I cannot do it with my sister 🙁 but I am also happy that I finally am making friends out here and actually going out and being social. I think there is something in the air out here…. Outside of work and derby I have never been this active in different things, it is pretty fun to be getting out there and doing these things, now I just need to fit some gym time in all this!

Web Dev Project questions:

What is the tag line?

What is the mission statement?

Are there any short-term/long-term corporate goals that need to be considered in the website redesign?

Are there any complaints current or past users have made?

Do you have statistics on the site right now? How do users find the site? What keywords are used? What keywords would you like to have stand out?

What do you feel the website currently does well? not so well?

Are there any aspects of your website that you love? hate?

Is there anything on the current website that needs to be removed?

Is there anything on the current website that must stay?

What is the most important factor for the new website?

What are the functional requirements needed?

What types of visual media do you need on the site?

Do you have a color scheme in mind already?

Is there anything that you would like to have included in the new website that is not there already?

What websites do you really like and what do you like about them?

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