The Beginning of a Tweetbot

Although in terms of setting up LeJos on mac osx 10.4 has been very pain staking today, we did manage to get the tweet bot up and running in it’s basic form (although no interaction with twitter as of yet). We have created a lego tweetbot code repository using google code and created twitter account for Tweetbot (if you wish to follow). We also wrote some basic code for communication. A good start to the project (if you discount silly problems hardware and LeJos related). Here are the two bots that will be part of the tweetbot...

Daily Update Meeting – remotely

As Wadz is ill I facilitated the GIMS daily progress meeting. This was a good experience as it is crucial to ensure that order is maintained and everyone sticks to the 3 questions and answers as concisely as possible, otherwise chaos will ensue. Also, due to being close to Christmas a lot of the guys are off, so the rightshore guys who were on site moved the tasks along and calculated burn down and burn up. This is also very good exposure and experience for them as they will have to take these skills back home with them and ensure that we work in this manner when the project moves into the next phase. So all in all it was pretty good. It would be so much better if we had a web cam...

Tweetbot 2nd stage

As chris pointed out the 2nd stage of the tweetbot would be to perform actions indicated by a request from the followers. This however is something that is quite tricky and will require a lot of thought to implement as understanding of language and semantics is...

Retrospective

So we had our retrospective today, which was pretty good (I even got to facilitate). Four actions were determined and although we didn’t meet our target the general consensus was that this way of working was definitely very good. People felt that they gelled better with the team and had a better understanding of where everyone fits in. Tomorrow is our last virtual progress meeting then the new iteration begins in the new year. Bring on the new year...