Intellipick Development Diary

Intellipick is an app that is designed allow charter schools, private schools, and other organizations to conduct a random lottery to fill available seats. Important features in this application include:

  • School/Organization Self-Registration
  • Management of Student Applications
  • Random Number Generation to Conduct Lottery

This application was developed by Siobhan Hyser.

Day 1

Monday, October 15, 2012
Today I worked on designs for the application. This included figuring out the database structure as well as some of the automation. I also came up with some designs for the main interfaces.

Day 2

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
After a meeting with the client to discuss some questions, I broke the project down into user stories for my task board.

Day 3

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Today I began development. I created the basic tables that will be needed, such as School, Campus, Staff, and Student. Since all the other records will be related to a School, I began creating the interfaces that will be used to create Schools and Campuses.

Day 4

Friday, October 19, 2012
Today I worked on the interfaces for adding a School and its Campuses and related Staff members. When a student applies, they will be applying to one or more campuses within a school. Later on, we will base user permissions on what Campus or School a Staff member is related to.

Day 5

Monday, October 22, 2012
Today I worked on adding Students and Student Applications. I had to create a new table for Student Application that will hold information about what campus, grade, and school they are applying to. These records will be used later for the lottery selection.

Day 6

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Today I worked on going through the student application process and the ability to add a family group. When students apply, they are given a preference if they have a sibling already enrolled at the same campus. Users will be able to see existing families and either choose one that the student belongs to or add a new family group.

Day 7

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Today I am working on the dashboard that the organization user would see. This will allow them easy access to set up campuses, manage staff, add student applications, and run the lotteries. Currently I have add some containers and a ribbon interface. Containers help later when setting up security. I can add different containers that will hold all the forms a particular user group can see and then have security on just that one container, rather than having to have security on many smaller parts.

This is what the dashboard looks like now. It's mostly empty. I'll add forms to the tabs on the ribbons to create the interface. Here I've made the first tab to manage campuses by adding a list form. This is the completed dashboard with several tabs to handle different functions.
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