Joyce Duan

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Sprint Planning, SEO Algorithm, and Majestic

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The past two days were consumed with sprint planning, algorithm planning, and getting more Majestic data! Monday morning, we spent almost the entire day planning our two week sprint. It was a little different this time though, because we played product owner and decided which stories to take on and prioritized the stories ourselves. After … Continued

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Finishing Sprint 2 of the Summer Hackathon

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Last week, on Thursday and Friday, the Tool Team finished our second sprint! Pranav and I put some final touches on the Google Local Listing method and did more extensive testing. We finally settled on an SEO algorithm that retrieved accurate responses for most businesses, except for some large ones that are linked to by … Continued

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Google Listing API and Coding

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The past two days have been consumed with trying to figure out how to fulfill the get google local listing for a url story. Yesterday a lot of my time was spent with Pranav researching API’s to do this. We found two: BrightLocal and the Google Web Services API. We decided to go with Google … Continued

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Majestic API Polishing and Agile Sprint Planning

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Last week at the end of the week I just finished polishing up my Majestic code. This became difficult with Jose’s refactoring because his code worked within the Django framework while mine and the team’s code just existed in a separate scripts folder. We couldn’t figure out how to work with Jose’s code in time … Continued

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Sprint Planning and Printing JSON Returned by QScraper

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Today the Tool Team started off the day with sprint planning the whole week, which I thought was really helpful. We took about two hours doing this and split up all the different user stories into Core and SEO KPI. Within each category, we marked which user stories would be easy, medium, and hard and also … Continued

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More Work on the SEO Formulas

More Work on the SEO Formulas

        Filed under: Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Summer Internship Hackathon

Day Nine: On Friday, we talked a lot more about good ideas we could add to improve our SEO algorithm for SEOQ. A lot of good stuff came from that conversation, during which Blake shared some of his revelations about search engine optimization that he found when he was surfing the web on his iPad … Continued

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Designing the SEO Algorithm for our SEO Tool

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Day Eight: Today, after our daily stand-up, we went back to our rooms and started looking into the QScraper documentation that Jose sent us. After a little review, we called Jose on Google Hangout to ask him what he was up to, fill him in on our final algorithm plan, and also let him know … Continued

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Search Engine Optimization Algorithm Planning

Search Engine Optimization Algorithm Planning

        Filed under: Search Engine Optimization, Summer Internship Hackathon

Day Seven: Today we continued from where we left off with prioritizing the parts of the algorithm we wanted to look at. We dove a lot deeper into actually laying out how that algorithm would be displayed and where we could retrieve that information. We fiddled with the weighting of some of the components that … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day Six: Inception Deck and SEOQ Code

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Day Six: Today we had a standup reviewing what we got done last week and what we were going to attack this week. Pranav and I were going to create an Inception Deck but decided that we might need some help from the Traction Team, so Blake made the call to merge the two teams … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day Five: Most Popular SEO Analysis Tools

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Herndon, Virginia; Summer Internship Hackathon Day Four: We started off the day with another daily stand-up. After catching up on how all of the teams were doing, we broke off into our separate teams again. Pranav and I worked on finding more companies that produced competing SEO tools to SEOQ and writing up our research on … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day Four: SEO Research

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Day Four: To start off the day, we had our first standup, which is a crucial part of agile methodology. We talked about what each team had accomplished the day before and and talked about what we wanted to get done today and any obstacles that might stand in our way. For the SEO Tool … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day Three

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Day Three: I started off the day, again, trying to configure my work environment. I gained access to the 7DHub repository but still did not finish configuration. Next we all broke off into teams and began working on our prospective tasks. I’m working on the SEOQ Tool Team with Pranav and Luis. The other scrum team … Continued

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Summer CS Hackathon Day Two by Joyce Duan

Summer CS Hackathon Day Two by Joyce Duan

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Day Two: Today was a gigantic discussion about ideas. What product could we make that would have the most potential for success? Blake was hooked on the idea of creating a website called 7DHub based on the main seven reasons that he has found are the reasons that people visit websites. It would serve as a … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day One by Joyce Duan

Summer Hackathon Day One by Joyce Duan

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Hello! I’m Joyce Duan and I’ve joined InQbation in their summer hackathon as a developer on the sprint team. I just graduated from Thomas Jefferson HS and I’m so excited to apply what I’ve learned about computer science from my courses to a project that has the potential to really take off and make a … Continued

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