Month: September, 2014

Day 66 – Species+ Team end credits

Pull request – what a pride and joy! We did it last week and then today once again.

Karolina was bravely preparing two tables with most visited species on Species+ (two tables, because Agnieszka suggested her to divide results from two databases – CITES & CMS). Soon after the pull request her computer broke down 😦

At the same time Magda was working on adding interaction to the line chart. Our mentors had requested a new feature – clicking on a particular week in a chart could open a view with top-10 species for that week. Now after a few days of work it’s ready 🙂

This is how Rails Girls Summer of Code 2014 ends for us. We learnt A LOT. Coding is sometimes like playing detective – you have to think logically and search for the new solutions. This was more than adventure – this was the new beginning.

So, thank you all:

– our coaches – for your endless patience
– our mentors – for all the challenges
– our supervisor Laura – for help and empathy
– all the organisers – just for being there

What’s next? In October Karolina starts her career as a junior developer in Rebased. Magda is going to continue her learning, prepare her own app and then look for an internship next year.

See you on GoTo conference in Berlin! We’ll let you know how it was.


Day 56

Summer is slowly changing in autumn. In our project everything tends to a happy ending 🙂 We completed our tables and chart. Our mentor Agnieszka suggested us to do some small modifications. We were doing it for the whole last week. At the moment we’re almost ready and preparing our code to the pull request. Of course Agnieszka already gave us another tasks to keep us entertained 😉

In the meantime we took part in a really cool meeting: Warsaw Ruby Users Group invited us to tell a few words about Rails Girls Summer of Code. We prepared ourselves to the presentation very carefully. Obviously we felt a little of stage fright, but everything went quite well. Of course we had to face with some difficult questions, for example: what exactly is a taxon? 😉 We don’t know if our explanations were good enough but participants seemed to be satisfied.


So, back to work!