Starting in the fourth week of the semester, you’ll use an web-based project management tool called Trello to help keep your project on track, and to keep me up to date on what you're doing. We’ll go over the basics of using it in class. At that time, you’ll receive an email from trello.com with a subject line like “Pete Wilcoxen (@petewilcoxen) invited you to join the board [...] on Trello". There will be a link inviting you to view the board and either log in (if you already have a Trello account) or create a new account. After that, you’ll be able to get back to the board by going to the URL https://trello.com. Accounts on Trello are free.
Starting on date indicated on the main class web page, please update your Trello board each week prior to Friday's class. For the first week, do the following:
For subsequent weeks, please do the following:
Trello will be easiest to use and most helpful if you use specific, granular tasks that have definite outcomes rather than broad sweeping tasks with no clear endpoint. For example, “find and read 3 articles on X” is much better than “research X”. The same is true for contacting individuals: “talk to person Y about issue Z” is more useful than “talk to person Y”.