Presentation on theme: "2009 2010. VStar prototype for 1 st Citizen Sky workshop. 3 months of spare time development from May 2009 collaboration with AAVSO staff first Citizen."— Presentation transcript:
VStar prototype for 1 st Citizen Sky workshop. 3 months of spare time development from May 2009 collaboration with AAVSO staff first Citizen Sky participant: Mike Umbricht testing, domain expertise (Brown University) Bug fixes & changes based upon August 2009 Chicago workshop feedback. November 2009: first WebStart deployment.
Phase 1 feature set release based on initial requirements from AAVSO. NACAA April 2010 VStar workshop in Canberra ideas & improvements resulted from this January 2010: AAS poster about VStar Team.
David Benn: team lead, primary developer Michael Umbricht Testing, encouragement, ideas Weber brothers (Adam, George): code, patches, design discussions AAVSO Staff Sara Beck, Arne Henden, Aaron Price, Doc Kinne, Rebecca Turner, Matt Templeton, Elizabeth Waagen Grant Foster Developer of original DOS VStar Domain expert; guiding next steps for VStar
Numerous others with good intentions sometimes, understandably, having a life prevents you from doing everything you might want to do. VStar was used to plot light curves in Australian S&T article by Alan Plummer (at NACAA workshop, Southern Gems member). Doc Kinne (AAVSO) remarked recently that we could use more team involvement for the projects health; I agree.
Overwhelmingly, VStar development has been and continues to be a very positive experience. On a personal note, Ive been looking for a volunteer software project like this for a long time. Rebecca asked at the end of this talk: What one piece of advice would you give a team leader? My answer was : Understand your limits, defer to those with the knowledge and experience you lack. Still plenty to do, so feel free to join the team!