Weekly roundup: APIs
This was a busy week with budgets and project kick offs. Let's jump right in.
Elation I got a new API feature complete though it still needs some work after a code review. I'm learning to love code reviews, though. I think the last few tricks I've learned about the Django ORM have come directly from code review comments. That and it allows you to discuss technique with co-workers. Besides that I had bug mess up a release. I felt pretty bad about it, but as a testament to my co-workers, no one came at me with pitchforks. We acknowledged that the system of releases had issues that allowed the code to go out to production without proper vetting and will end up doing a 5-whys later about the problem. Nice to see people live their values when it comes to screwing things up and learning from our mistakes.
Castine Multiple budget meetings so far this month and things at Emerson Hall have been busy. There's a rental registration ordinance up for discussion right now and there's been a lot of public input. I honestly am not sure which side I fall on, as I understand the issue with pushing tenant problems off on landlords. At the same time, there are some people who rent houses who just either don't know what they're doing or know and willfully ignore town ordinances and state laws. I'm still positive we can get the ordinance into a state where it'll be passable at town meeting. There are also a number of little projects that I haven't been able to get to. But I've told myself after budget season I'll get back to improving town communication.
Church First Collaborative Ministry Team meeting in two months was last Tuesday, and it very much felt like I hadn't been missing. We've got some good direction right now, and Amy has done a fantastic job on a number of important topics. Not least of which is the collaborative service which we have done the past two years in June. She shared some brilliant ideas with us for the service and we've got a subcommittee ready to start hammering out details. I still haven't made it to a church board meeting as an alternate. I mentioned that Thursday mornings would likely never work, but that doesn't seem to warrant changing them.
All in all it was a pretty productive week. I'm looking forward to jumping back into Code for Maine work and doing coding on the side. I love my work right now, but it's sometimes nice to have absolute authority over major development ideology.