With barely one week left till the submission deadline for our theme project, the entire group has been practically cooped up in our work-space at YueYa Building from early afternoon till night the entire week. We had to split our group up into two teams, with one team working on the code for our data visualization program while another team worked on other deliverables such as the thesis and poster design (not to forget the video too omg help).
The assignments were relatively simple enough as it only involved simple html division tags, some CSS styling, static charts and simple d3 transitions for the bar charts. At this point, the project sounds pretty manageable right? WRONG.
The problem came when we had to actually create our data visualization program. There was a huge jump in difficulty as we attempted to move from static graphs to an animation video, and this was evident in the code as the code file increased from 80 lines to over 2000 lines really quickly.
However, the silver lining was that we had our (unstable) VPNs so the situation wasn’t completely hopeless. Additionally, our teaching assistants would check in with us at 9pm on a daily basis (we’re even having conference calls now woohoo) so we could always consult them for the harder coding problems we encountered.
Lastly, not to forget to give credit to the other team who are grinding through the poster design and thesis. I think everyone worked really hard this week and let’s hope we can last till the deadline!