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Make Web Team

2013 in Review

January

  • Gigya/Maker Faire overhaul
  • Overhaul CSS, LESS powered

February

  • New Projects pages
  • New Projects manager
  • Async DFP (Reloadable ads, more performant)
  • New author pages
  • Rewrote the RSS engine to be more stramlined
  • Sponsor management for Maker Faire web pages

March

  • Projects refinements
  • Maker Faire refinements
  • MF exhibits pages
  • MF JSON API
  • New category pages

April

  • MF Event management
  • Maker Camp dev starts
  • MF Schedule page
  • MF Async ads
  • Hired Amy

May

  • Maker Import Scripts
  • Form types
  • Locations
  • New CLI functions
  • Signage for the Faire
  • New volume page
  • Projects updates for parts and tools
  • Hardware innovation website
  • Maker Camp website
  • Bill transitions to full-time
  • Hired Cole

June

  • Prep for New York call for Makers
  • Modal window builder
  • /go/ urls ported back over to WordPress from CS.
  • Presenter videos on Maker Faire
  • blog.makezine.com => makezine.com (Yay!)
  • Maker Camp Maker Camp Maker Camp

July

  • Admin dashboard for Maker Faire
  • Maker Faire stats scripts for admins
  • Volume Dashboard
  • Site Dashboard
  • Editorial output for articles/projects/reviews
  • Popdown menu

August

  • New reports tools for Maker Faire
  • Author rebuild
  • Video/Image carousel
  • Hired David

September

  • New Sitemaps
  • Maker Week
  • World Maker Faire
  • Logan Spurlock joins the MAKE family

October

  • Moved to Agile workflow
  • Elastic Search on MAKE

November

  • Better 404 handling
  • SEO updates
  • New slideshow for gift guides
  • Brought back the topbar
  • Gigya overhaul

December

  • Maker Faire application overhaul
  • MAKE site optimizations

2014 Goals

  • Implement Gigya on MAKE (1 week)
  • Redesigned Projects (6-8 week project)
  • Mobile/Tablet/Desktop Design (4-6 week project)
  • Better form system for Maker Faire (4 week project) [This is a back-end project.]
  • Maker Updates (3 week project) [Front-end and back-end]
  • New Mini Maker Faire toolkit (3-6 week project) [Front-end and back-end]
  • Hot Dog Thursdays
  • Maker Shed Migration (2-4 weeks) [Front-end and back-end]
  • Shed integration on MAKE (2-3 weeks) [Back-end and front-end]
  • Make Navigation (1 week) [Front-end]
  • Shed Navigation (1 week) [1 week]
  • Maker Faire Application Process (1 week) [Front-end of the back-end]

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