[ GIAN FAYE PAGUIRIGAN]

web geekery & autodidactism

November 10, 2013

I’d post all of them in a collective. When I get to have so much happenings I tend to divert myself to thinking too much. And as I suggested on my previous post, thinking too much is not a good thing. On the other hand, I’m grateful that most of the things that occur in the past weeks were a blessing.

Hackathon

If you read some of my previous posts, I posted about me and my partner’s preparation to the Microsoft Philippines Openness Hackathon which was moved to October 26 to 27.


First off, it was an overwhelming experience to be able to join the hackathon. It was my first hackathon and obviously (as I had so much fun) won’t be the last. I’d like to thank my intern-gone-hackathon partner, Jennifer Arroyo, for sticking with me and sharing all the fun.

The most fun part is, having to bring your concepts and ideas to life. The app we developed is titled MOOCsage. If you are familiar with MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, this app is for those who take the courses on various MOOC providers and wanted to get all your learning materials and deadlines in one place.

MOOCsage Home Draft

We went to the Azure Camp before the hackathon and learned to deploy apps to Windows Azure. We created our initial web app interface using Node.js and Backbone.js. To view the app, you can go to moocsageapp.azurewebsites.net Here’s some of the screenshots:

MOOCsage Home

MOOCsage Dashboard

The app won’t just end there (hackathon) and we have decided even before we joined the hackathon that we’ll be continuing developing and improving the app to make it in use and deliver it to my fellow MOOC sages. :)

New Employment

I am resigning from my post as a full-time employee on PULP. I’d still be their Webmaster and I’ll be working for them part-time when they just need my help (technical support) and consultation.


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