Today we had a very interesting SCRUM meeting; Jason Alexander reassured us that we have a ton of work to do, and not a lot of time to get it done. The interns know that we all will prevail! He assigned everyone in pairs to do pair programming (Extreme Programming).
Towards the end of this meeting, Jason assigned me and Kevin to work together on the Reporting User Interface. All I could think was wow; we get to define how the User Interface is laid out. However, I soon realized that I was not seeing the big picture and we would have a huge task of sub classing a control and various other things. The first two hours were like eternity, we were given a task that we had never done before, and I needed to learn it quick. It was a rush, and soon my mind cleared, and I knew exactly what needed to be done. I feel like tomorrow I could get the remaining chunk of code all done. But as always there will be many small obstacles in the way, the good thing is once they are overcome, the lesson has been learned, and those obstacles SHOULD hopefully never show up again.
Somewhere in the day, we received notice that Telligent had bought all the employees a delicious meal, it included:
- Cowboy Chicken
- Twice baked potatoes
- Peach Cobbler
Thanks Telligent for everything!
Read the complete post at telliterns.com/blaken/archive/2007/05/29/drop-and-give-me-40-lines-of-code.aspx