Megan Taylor

web developer, hack-n-slasher, freelancer, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Resolution and Project Update

So I made some resolutions in January, and two months into the new year I guess it’s about time to see how I’ve been doing.

One of the things I wanted to work on was posting to my blog more often. I did well in January, with 24 posts. But not so much this month, with one week left and only seven posts. Clearly, I’m going to have to work on plan to find, think or do more interesting things to write about.

As for learning Javascript…I’ve written a few simple scripts for pop-up windows and the like at work, but I haven’t been making progress with my Lynda.com videos. I’m thinking about finding a text resource; the Lynda.com videos go really slowly for me.

I have been making some progress on PHP, mostly through more advanced manipulations of WordPress. Haven’t started any formal learning though. Should wait until I’m done with Javascript.

Although I have not been writing for BrightHub once a week, and I’ve been neglecting NewsVideographer as well, I have been writing a whole lot for my Innovation Spotlight series at MediaShift. I had so many projects for January and February that I wrote mini-spotlights on the off-weeks. I’m looking for new projects now though…

I said in my resolutions post that I would produce one multimedia or web development project each month. I haven’t really kept up with that, mostly because every time I turn around, I get in my own way. Right now I’m dealing with some PostgreSQL issues on my Mac. However, I did edit this video for Quinn and Co., Public Relations.

My last resolution was about getting involved in my community. I got in touch with the West Bronx Youth Journalism Initiative a few weeks ago and I will be helping them out with a new Web site and hopefully a guest lecture.

8 Comments

  1. Your involvement with the journalism initiative sounds interesting. I would love to read more about your experience working with high school kids. I have a mentor from Fresno State who comes each Thursday to work with my entrepreneurship students. She is wonderful.

  2. Your involvement with the journalism initiative sounds interesting. I would love to read more about your experience working with high school kids. I have a mentor from Fresno State who comes each Thursday to work with my entrepreneurship students. She is wonderful.

  3. I’m supposed to go talk to them next week, will let you know how it goes.

  4. I’m supposed to go talk to them next week, will let you know how it goes.

  5. Ugh, I wish you could have interned for us this year Megan. Mashups, blogs and social networks is what we are doing. And yes, Javascript.

    Jeff Baker
    Smith College New Media

  6. Ugh, I wish you could have interned for us this year Megan. Mashups, blogs and social networks is what we are doing. And yes, Javascript.

    Jeff Baker
    Smith College New Media

  7. Would have loved to! Please let me know if anything opens up!

  8. Would have loved to! Please let me know if anything opens up!

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