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AsiaEngage

asiaengageAsiaEngage is a regional platform formed to maximise the strengths of the Asia-Talloires Network of Industry and Community Engaged Universities (ATNEU), the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Thematic Network on University Social Responsibility and Sustainability (AUN-USR&S) and the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP).

My job with them was to build their latest conference website (AsiaEngage Conference 2014). They needed a website which have an e-ticketing system integrated with all the submission workflow. For this task, I used WordPress as the core CMS and I developed a special plugin which can do exactly what they need: a submission workflow system integrated with e-ticketing system.

The Project Challenge

What’s challenging about this project is how I have to deal with client. The client is basically an international organization with officials spread across Asia. It’s a tough job to really gather a holistic requirement from them. One official from a certain country might know a thing or two about the requirement which I need to gather, but most of the time, I have to gather from as many official as possible from many different places to really get a complete view of the project requirement. There was no single PIC for me.

Even with quite a lot of cross-countries requirement gathering, I still couldn’t get a complete and solid requirement. As the project went by, It then turned out to be those projects with an ever-changing requirement. This was another challenge which I had to face. I had to greatly adapt my codes to all those new requirements.