Killing Pico (and Micro)

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Earlier this year, I wrote up a really bare-bones blogging system I called Pico. It's a Python app that reads plaintext files and publishes them to a website.

Well, something in serverland changed and now they're not loading. My experience with server configuration is nil, so I'm going to proclaim those two sites dead. It makes me a little sad, but they were also just proof of concept.

The code lives on GitHub. If you're someone who likes to poke, give a poke over there.


Featured image is Cemetery flickr photo by Fenrir Wolfy shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

Event Manager Web App

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Adding to the list of things to blog so I don’t forget about them in the future, I built an event manager web app for prom.

Sales

Writing data to/from a spreadsheet through a webapp is faster and easier on the sales team than having them edit a spreadsheet directly. Names are pulled by matching ID numbers in a lookup database and populated in the form automatically.

When a ticket is sold, the name is added to a running list on the right side. The app also ensures no students purchase tickets more than once by comparing current sales with the submitted ID number and returns an error if the person already exists in the sales record.

Ticket sale interaction click for a larger image

Manager

Students are checked into and out of the event by the door staff. A full list is returned to the app that can then be filtered by ID number by the staff. Clicking on a number populates a card showing the student information for verification. They can then be timestamped into and out of the event by the staff.

Manager workflow click for a larger image

This worked well because each of our students has a unique six-digit ID number we can use to look up their information. It could be quickly repurposed to assign an ID number at registration rather than assign a name and have the manager page function the same.

Full code for the project is on this GitHub Gist.


Featurend image: Conference Queue flickr photo by Bearfaced shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license