Shipping Logs is a series where I discuss a technical project I contributed to and reflect on how it has gone: triumphs, learnings, failures, and shortcomings after it shipped.
On August 19, 2020, we at Covid Watch shipped our (1) mobile app to the Apple/Google app stores and (2) web app portal for public health official admins.
Blending Python, Github Actions, and the Airtable API for a simple, painless CMS
“Hey can you update this web page for us real quick?”
If you’re a web developer, you’ve probably found yourself in this situation at one time or another. A page on your organization’s website requires frequent changes by your marketing team and you find yourself updating it manually every other day. Each manual update is a distraction from progressing on other features the dev team is working on.
The obvious solution is to empower your marketing team with the ability to easily update the webpage without any code, thereby freeing yourself of this responsibility in the process. …
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