Summer Entrepreneurial Experiences

Week 2: Details

Saturday, June 2, 2012 1:20 pm

This week was a week of tediously working out some details of the project. In addition to finally having our full team together and meeting to discuss our vision for the summer and overall project, we encountered a few small “bumps” in workflow. Though this was definitely still a productive week, I did get less editing finished than I had hoped.

The problems to work through this week arose from a lack of consistent notation, specifically regarding images. Often, team members who work on text also have ideas for what pictures should be included with the text. However, as another team member Tiffany mentioned on this blog, few existing images have the information and licenses we need to use them. When unable to easily find an appropriate picture, writers often describe what kind of picture they think needs to be added or show an image that is close to what they want to be replaced later.

Complications arise when members describe or provide an image but fail to clarify if that image should be used, replaced, or created. Fortunately, we realized that this was a problem before uploading too many branches. Though a few of us now have to go back and look over all image descriptions from branches that have already been revised, from now on we will use a standard system when describing images.

Though I did not edit as much as I had hoped, I did finish editing a few branches. At the pace I am working and at the current pace of our team, we are doing well. Although it will take a LOT more time and work to finish BioBook, I am happy that after week 2 I can already see BioBook starting to come together.
Now finished with week 2!
Jessica

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