“If you’re walking down the right path, and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress” ― Barack Obama
The past week was a tough one for sure. Trying to recover from the past release was not an easy one. My morale was dropped to the lowest point it had been since the day I was kicked from University. To know that I tried and my efforts were in vain was demoralizing to say the least. I needed time and space away from the environment I had spent time with for most of my life. Time does not stand still, however, and like any other person, I had to come to gripes with what had occurred, accept it, and continue on.
This is the last release for DPS909 and the most ambitious one yet. We're to make a PR or a series of PRs that were bigger than any we had ever done yet. Considering I didn't finish my PR for my external project and my PR for telescope was merged just after the deadline, this would my work to add to my resume. I wanted to make sure I didn't end up making the same mistake twice this time. So I talked with our professor, David.
Our telescope project is in the process of moving the front-end from gatsby to next.js and we're taking advantage of typescript. As a result, the front-end needs to be entirely ported over. I decided to take up the banner, footer, and footer in the about page. Simple in theory, but when you consider TS and next.js, two technologies that I have little experience with, it's certainly the challenge to hopefully get them up to par. I asked David and he not only mentioned that it was fine for this release but told me to have fun with this. It's a unique approach to teaching that I feel can only occur with open source since you can work with anything you want. It was certainly the morale boost that I needed and as such, will be the focus for me for this release.
Since this release will be focused on one PR, the next two blog posts I make on this release will be focused on the progress being made on this PR and the work to get this done. One thing is certain though. When I finish this semester, I will, absolutely plan on taking the follow-up open source course in the Winter Semester, DPS911. I think it's only fitting to continue working on open source as a way to improve and prepare myself for my coop which is fast approaching. Until next time!