I’ve been busy doing some work for a really cool site, Vote My Vote. It’s a really cool community voting site for TV’s most popular shows. You sign up and they go through the hassle of calling in your vote for you. While I rarely watch any of those type of shows, I do have to admit I think it’s a very slick idea.
I primarily assisted with some Joomla development and configuration. Someone had been doing that role before me, so coming into a project that someone had already begun had it’s challenging moments (a white error screen of death for instance). But solving their issues and helping deliver a really cool finished (or very close to being finished) product was very gratifying.
I haven’t met a single member of the team who worked on this site in person, nor even spoke on the phone. It’s really amazing how people from all over can successfully collaborate on a project. I was fortunate to work with an extremely talented bunch of individuals on this project.
The primary tasks I assisted with were:
- setup and the automatic population of the blog. We used the CorePHP WordPress MU component to help us with this.
- Community Builder user registration. Ummm, there were moments I despised you Community Builder, but in the end we figured you out and you are doing your job.
- Pulling in the latest forum posts to their respective areas.
- Good deal of assist with other Joomla odds and ends. My hands got dirty with much PHP on this project. It was lots of fun.
Check out votemyvote.com, and let anyone you know who’s addicted to those reality shows about it.