Hello, I’m Alana and I’m a part of team YungPanda. Our team has five team members and one project manager. The project manager is Michael, his company is called YungPanda. The first team member I want to introduce is Michiel. He is the managing student and the back-end developer. Second, Niels is responsible for the UX and design. William is more of an allround designer. He is a front-end developer and knows a lot of design principles. Pieter, he is our back-end developer. And last but not least you have me, I’m a front-end developer.
Our team is diverse because we have three different functions. The back-end developers are responsible for the server-side. The front-end developers develope the responsive website. The UX designer designs the illustrations, mock-ups, wireframes …
Team YungPanda works on the “Energylabel” project, it’s a project from Leiedal. Leiedal is an organization where twelve communities grouped together to work on various projects. For example: simple and advanced search of houses in Leiedal, detailed view of your house, contact et cetera. For the “Energylabel” project, we are working on a responsive website where a map shows how energy friendly your house is. It informs citizens on how to save money on energy or it can be used to explain why their houses got a certain score and what they can do about it.
First days of #oSoc15
The first day of #oSoc15, we already met with our partners Wouter Degadt and Steven Debaveye from Leiedal. The next day, we decided to do a brainstorm about which features we needed. The brainstorm was a good idea because everybody got their own vision about certain things.
On Wednesday William and I worked on the maps and we could always show the basemap layer. It’s the layer where the whole world map will show. But on a certain point we got stuck. We weren’t able to put the feature layer (just a fancy name for another layer) on the basemap layer. We also sent a mail to the Open Street Map (OSM) community, asking them how to do this. I was very amazed about how many people quickly responded, they are really helpfull and it’s very nice to have another perspective how to solve the problem. Also Niels made some very nice designs and mock-ups and the two back-end developers were busy with discussing the questionnaire about houses.