Category: Summer Internship Hackathon

Pranav

Search Engine Algorithm Planning

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Today we began taking the factors that Blake, Joyce, Luis, and I had identified as being key indicators of an SEO performance and planning how this information would be used to build our tool at SEOQ.com. While SEOQ.com does currently check for some of the factors, it lacks depth and sophistication in its algorithm. This … 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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saas team interns

Sprint 1 & 2 of Summer Internship Hackathon by Jenny Zhang

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Hello! Since last I blogged, we’ve got the ball rolling on our project–Balystic. Yesterday our SaaS team completed our first sprint, in which we implemented basic functionality of our community management tool. Users can now sign up on Balystic and verify their accounts through either email or SMS. It may not seem like much, but to … Continued

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Sprint Two: Profile Picture

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Day 7 was the first day of the second sprint – which meant starting again on a new aspect coding all over again. Today I tackled profile pictures for Balyistic – the community management tool – and general picture uploading and cropping – pairing with Jenny through the process. Jenny was looking into documentation on cropping … Continued

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Day 6: Traction for SEOQ to Coding

Day 6: Traction for SEOQ to Coding

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

We began the new week with our daily standup meeting. Everyone was caught up to speed on the different teams’ progress over the past week. These meetings are very helpful to understand the goals of the whole team of interns, and to understand how we will achieve the next goals. Last week, I Essentially, when … Continued

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joyce

Summer Hackathon Day Six: Inception Deck and SEOQ Code

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

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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chris

Phone Number Verification using Twilio and Django – 6th Day

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Herndon, Virginia; Summer Internship Hackathon The start of this week marked the end of our first sprint! After a short daily stand-up meeting, we convened to complete the verification by phone. Jenny worked on getting Twilio, a library for sending text messages, working while Claire looked through the allauth libraries. John and I worked on implementing … Continued

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Using Django for User Registration and Email Verification

Using Django for User Registration and Email Verification

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Herndon, Virginia; Summer Internship Hackathon We started the day off on a short sprint meeting for the “day-long sprint,” with our user stories and tasks written on notecards which were later pinned to a kanban board. After identifying the difficulty levels of the user stories and discussing the definition of done for each of them, … Continued

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claire

Sprint Planning: SaaS Registration and Profiles

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Herndon, Virginia; Summer Internship Hackathon Day 6 of the summer internship was a lot of intense python programming yet again. We made a lot of progress on Baylistic – the community management tool – in terms of registration. We got dual registration – either phone or email, working. That was more complicated than I know … Continued

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Agileana Update for Summer Internship Hackathon

Agileana Update for Summer Internship Hackathon

        Filed under: Search Engine Optimization, Summer Internship Hackathon

Hi everyone! Today at Agileana I got some more work done on the traction for the SEO Quotient web app. Farhan, Blake, and I had a conversation at the end of the day last Friday, about emailing SEO pros. I drafted an email discussing the product, but once Blake and I read it over, we decided … Continued

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One Day Sprint: SaaS Registration

One Day Sprint: SaaS Registration

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Herndon, Virginia; Summer Internship Hackathon Day 5 was officially the start of the intense lifting. Working with Blake to begin the actual agile process with the new product – Balystic – was really insightful. It was also super helpful in terms of figuring out how to tackle starting and developing the project. It made it … Continued

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End of Week 1: One Step Closer to SEO Success

End of Week 1: One Step Closer to SEO Success

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Herndon, Virginia; Summer Internship Hackathon After our morning standup, we broke off into teams again. In order to position, build, and market seoq.com effectively, Joyce, Luis, and I determined that we needed to map out the current SEO landscape and look for holes in the market. In order to do this, Joyce and I set … Continued

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joyce pranav farhan

Summer Hackathon Day Five: Most Popular SEO Analysis Tools

        Filed under: Search Engine Optimization, Summer Internship Hackathon

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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Growth Hacking SEO Quotient by Sydney Miller

Growth Hacking SEO Quotient by Sydney Miller

        Filed under: Search Engine Optimization, Summer Internship Hackathon

Herndon, Virginia; Summer Internship Hackathon Hi there everyone! Its Friday and boy did the first week here at Agileana go by fast! Out team actually started gaining some traction for the SEOQuotient product using Facebook. We invited all our Facebook friends to like the page and ended up going from 33 likes to 151. We did the same … Continued

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