I blog so much, I may end up DDoSing the telescope servers with all my blogs :D
Short update blog here. It would appear as my speculations about how the course would be ran were 95% right. There's a technical contributions portion that's worth more marks which we can do for any project of our choice. I think the cover photo should make the answer pretty obvious, but I've decided to focus on Telescope for this semester.
My reasoning for doing so is pretty simple. Telescope is a very complex code base with many different technologies being used. From Docker and BASH, to Gatsby and Jest, with all the environment settings and config files. All to run the website. There's issues for both the front-end and back-end. These are areas that I'd like to really focus on improving. The NextJS migration will allow me to get more experience with both Next and Typescript. The experience will be nice to put on my resume and make me more attractable for coop, but more than ever, it's the learning experience that I'm interested in.
That should just about do it. As for what Telescope 2.0 goals are, my professor actually blogged about that. You can find that here. The main thing that caught my eye was making Telescope a PWA. I know these things are very hot in the scene now so it'll be interesting to see how these things progress. Next time, who knows? I may end up blogging my progress for Telescope version 1.5. Until then, stay tuned!