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Weeks 7 & 8 at Ada

We started our first real group project, bEtsy (an Etsy clone).

My group's project ended up being Petsy, an Etsy for pets. Checkout our code or the app on Heroku.

This week was also the first week where teams had team leaders for each week sprint. I was the team leader for our second week, which was somewhat scary. Our team was very supportive, though, and it turned out to be a very positive experience.

Highlights from our project:

  • Mapping out the project's database and models together on the first day helped us resolve as many conflicts in overarching design ahead of time as we could.
  • Working independently on our sections for a couple of days gave us freedom to work and design the details of our sections on our own.
  • Pairing when our sections intersected with others, which helped make the connections between ideas go more smoothly.
  • Towards the end of the project, we each reviewed another section for usability and