TDL developers demo work on Preservation Network

Joe DeVries

TDL software developer Joe DeVries

The TDL software development team held a Sprint Review on Thursday, January 6, to demonstrate work completed on the TDL Preservation Network. The team is currently holding weekly public Sprint Reviews each Thursday at 2:30 PM.

TDL developer Joe Devries served as moderator for the sprint review and demonstrated work completed on two user stories. A user story is a lightweight form of a software system requirement. (More information about user stories and other terminology used in the Scrum development methodology used by the TDL team can be found here.)

The user stories chosen by the team for the sprint (known as PresNet Sprint 11) dealt with automating the process by which the Preservation Network schedules the harvesting of content at the various nodes of the network. The team also developed a simple web interface for scheduling harvests.

Future Sprint Reviews

The TDL technical team is currently organizing work in one-week sprints (or development cycles) and holding a Sprint Review each Thursday at 2:30 PM. TDL members are welcome to attend these reviews, either in person or virtually.

An invitation, with details for joining the Sprint Review, will be released at the beginning of each week. Attendees are asked to read the concise documentation in the TDL Wiki about what to expect and how to attend Sprint Reviews, as well as proper protocol for observers.

Please contact the TDL with questions at info@tdl.org.

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