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Meteor App for CodeMash Staff

Scott ZischerkWe are currently working on an application in meteor.js for CodeMash. The purpose of this application is to provide all members of the CodeMash crew (including staff, volunteers, admin, speakers, etc.) a way to stay in communication about CodeMash related information. The application will automatically create a list of the 40 users, give them a default password, and (after initial login) allow the user to change their information. The application will also include a messenger/chat feature to allow users to interact with each other.

As of last week, we created a user interface mockup. We have a functional login method, and a functional top navigation bar. We also have a page where admins can edit users. Today, we set up data retrieval for the “Schedule Admin” page. We tested to see what would show up if a user didn’t have permissions. During this test, we found out that the admin permissions were being cached. We will be fixing this in the next phase. We will also refine some of our requirements for the next steps.  


CodeMash v2.0.1.4

Scott ZischerkBackstory

This year at CodeMash, I volunteered to take over the sign creation from Jeff Blankenburg.  Shortly after, Darrell Hawley asked if I wanted to be a CodeMash volunteer also, and I said that I would.  It turned out that Darrell wasn’t going to be able to make it to the conference and he asked if I would take over his volunteer coordinator duties this year as well.  I said sure and he passed the torch and all of knowledge of the position on December 26th.  The volunteers consist of students from local universities, speakers that are not speaking and spouses of speakers.  Darrell had already put together the team of volunteers and I just had to lead them.  The volunteer duties include room proctor, mealtime proctor, registration desk, information desk, and any other task that needs to be done for the conference.  The central location that the volunteers hung out at was the registration booth.

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