Archive for September, 2009
We have now completely staffed our project (I think), so let me do another round of introductions. Please let me know if you see any mistakes so I can fix them. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s bios.
Karen Reid – Senior Lecturer at the University of Toronto. I’m the supervisor and primary client of this software.
Mike Conley – Masters student at the University of Toronto. Mike has been working on MarkUs for almost a year. He will be our teaching assistant for this course, and will be doing much of the daily management of the project.
Severin Gehwolf – University of Toronto. Severin worked full time on Markus this summer. He is also a great resource when you need help getting started, and Severin will probably also be doing quite a few code reviews, at least initially.
Ainsley Lawson – University of Toronto Scarborough campus. New to MarkUs.
Farah Juma – University of Toronto. New to MarkUs.
Nelle Varoquaux – École centrale de Nantes. Nelle worked on MarkUs full time with us in Toronto as a summer intern. We are really hoping that she will be able to join us and continue working on MarkUs as a project course within her University.
Tara Clark – University of Waterloo.
Fernando Garces – University of Waterloo.
Mélanie Gaudet – Université Laval
Simon Lavigne-Giroux – Université Laval
Gabriel Roy-Lortie – Université Laval
Adam Goucher – QA expert, currently working at Zerofootprint Software. I am thrilled to have Adam’s help on this project. He will primarily be helping the Laval students work on the QA aspects of MarkUs.
Félix-Antoine Bourbonnais – Université Laval – Supervisor/Instructor of the course that the Laval students are taking.
If you have been counting, this means that we have a total of 9 students working on MarkUs this fall. I have never worked with such a big group before, so we will all be learning a new way of working so that we can be productive and have fun. All of us except for Nelle are in the same time zone*, which should help a bit. We will also be using the current version of MarkUs in 3 different courses here at the U of T, so we will be getting feedback from users as we go.
My next post will be a list of possible projects for the fall. Mélanie, Simon, and Gabriel will be working with Adam to set up a testing infrastructure and to explore ways to implement proper quality assurance in our project.
* at least nominally — many local students seem to be in a different time zone than me. 🙂