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Outreachy proposal:

by Reenesa new contributor | November 01, 2019 05:15 | 79 views | 1 comments | #21363 | 79 views | 1 comments | #21363 01 Nov 05:15

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About me

Name: Ninsiima Susan

eemail:susannins@gmail.com

Github:susanreenesa

Location: Uganda (Kampala)

Project description

Refine Geographic UI and JS Integration for PublicLab.org

Abstract/summary (<20 words):

Refine existing geographical features so that they are consistent and user-friendly.

Problem

The problems to be addressed are as follows

- Users on https://publiclab.org/profile should be prompted to add geographical location. Therefore it should be obvious whether or where the user should add a geographical location.

The website should state the safety of the user after adding their location

It should be clear as to why the user is adding their location.

Pages like __https://publiclab.org/puerto-rico should persist geographic tags when something is posted from that page

There should be consistency in geographical tags to buttons related to a specific post

Users should be able to embed a map on a wiki page or when posting a question.

When viewing a map, it should be possible to embed that map on other pages

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Timeline/milestones

[To Do, add screenshots and timeline]

Needs

I need guidance from project mentors, the public community and any online documentation.

First-time contribution

Issues I created

https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/6511

https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/6496

https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/6454

Pull requests that I made

https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/pull/6428


https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/6395_

https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/pull/6490

https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/5215

Experience

I studied software engineering, however, my cording career started after attending a Women in Technology program which ignited my spirit and I knew I could also make it in this field. However, even before that, I used to develop webpages in plain HTML and CSS or Wordpress. some of the work I have done is listed below. and other work is on https://github.com/susanreenesaa and https://gitlab.com/Reenesa.

Experience Acquired through the different projects;

use of version control systems,

materialized CSS, boostrap, Html, CSS, javascript, python, react, redux and node js

Teamwork

I have collaborated on a number of different projects through university, Andela women in technology program and MatatuHub. In some projects, I was just learning the basics of using version control systems while others I was performing different tasks as shown below.

https://github.com/susanreenesaa/newsApi and https://github.com/susanreenesaa/iReporter. ```

I worked along side my project cordinator for guidlines and other cycle 5 members to create a news comandline ApI. ```

its a commandline app that returns top 10 news headlines from the selected news source. My duties were to create tasks on the trello board and build the Api

https://github.com/susanreenesaa/BankAccount. Team of 2. Bank account app. That enables a user to open an account and ```

perfome different tasks like withdraw, checking balance and others. ```

https://gitlab.com/Reenesa/bumufoundation. A website for bumufoundation. It is developed using HTML, bootstrap and css.
Ateam of 3. my role was to develope the UI and accoplish different tasks alocated to me

Passion

I am passionate about technology and helping people who are in need. And since public lab addresses natural disasters that affect people of all backgrounds, I am very interested in being part of such a great cause that helps others live a better life.

Audience

_My target audience is every individual that has access to public Lab. I want them to be able to utilize this application's functionality fully and with great ease. As the implementation will make public lab more user-friendly. _

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1 Comments

Hello @Reenesa Glad to see your proposal in the initial stage. It will be superb if you can add details and ask mentors to review your proposal. Best of luck Sidharth

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