Slow & Steady: Non-Profit Web Development

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An update from the magical behind-the-scenes land (which is alive & well, for all intents & purposes, complete with larger-than-life mascots)! More has been happening than I sometimes remember to realize, yet the painstaking lesson in patience–that of creating larger-than-life systems of community interaction–persists. And, for better ignorance or for worse wisdom, it is not a task to be underestimated. Developing websites is a slow process What was originally estimated at a 1-month finishing time is now surpassing 2 months. It’s not our developers’ fault; it’s simply the nature of creating software… Asking a computer to do what you want it to, down to precise details, is a technological feat of humankind that I, for one, have always taken for granted. What may begin as a basic task, a simple copy-paste in some instances, turns into all kinds of unforeseen syntax errors and server issues that become an exciting challenge to overcome. …and that’s … Read More

Introducing the PRCPTIONS.LIVE Platform!

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Hi everyone! Brief update this time around: the PRCPTIONS.LIVE platform beta is now online! (hint: it’s not yet optimized for mobile, so please wait until you’re on your computer 🙂) On a personal note, it’s been a long, busy, and intense few months working on this amongst other media projects, from the east to the west coast of Australia and onward to Los Angeles (and now en route to Colombia!). Software development is quite the beast, I’m learning, and the funny bit is that what you see before you is still far from fully-functional! There is a long road ahead to enact this vision of cooperative social networking on a global scale. While I’m not myself doing the dirtiest of the work (shout-out to our dev and newest team member, Kusan), I find myself learning quite a bit: from in-depth CSS style designing to Git code management, to overall project management. I’d like … Read More