Saturday, September 22, 2007

Back at It

After a mere four hours of sleep I'm back in Brooklyn getting ready to start day two. I ended up spending a couple of hours setting up the source repository last night. I wrote some basic build and deploy scripts so that the rest of the engineers could start running today. I tried to get to bed around 02:30 but my mind was racing. I was thinking about the project and what we have to do this weekend.

Today, the major technological hurdle is for us all the familiarize ourselves with the Facebook API. I don't see this is a major obstacle because it's a relatively simple set of commands. I wrote a hello world Facebook application a few months ago but that's hardly the same as what we're building this weekend.

I'm hoping we can make some major progress on the data consolidation application today. Since people will tend to misspell the names of restaurants and food we need to write a process that picks the correct spelling and consolidates data. Not an impossible process but can be difficult when dealing with our dataset (restaurant names and dishes).

Alright, it's three minutes until we officially start... I will be posting every few hours today.

Fun, fun, fun!

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