As a small team we are very fortunate to have a full roster of environmentally focused dev and mapping projects for the year, but when deadlines are tight it’s easy to let best practices fall by the wayside or go out the window all together. Chesapeake Commons and our partners at Viable Industries have been working to design, develop, and deploy open source tech solutions for just over three years. In that time span, three of the major take homes that we’ve learned as a team consist of the following:
Always question why the system is being built in the first place
Plan more so you can code less
Communicate openly and frequently
In nearly all the projects we’ve worked on, our attention to items 1 - 3 have directly correlated with the project outcome.