Swoop Travel site launched - first real Django project and first output from Foundry

This post was written 4 years ago.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010
swoop travel homepage
A couple of months ago, freelancers Dan Fairs, Dan Hilton and myself discussed the idea of teaming up to offer services beyond those that we could offer individually. We came up with the identity Foundry, and decided that we wanted to work on interesting projects, mainly using the Django framework.

No sooner had we come up with the idea, I was approached to build a website for new adventure travel company swoop travel, and I decided it would be an ideal project to work on as a collaboration. It has worked out really well and "phase one" of the site went live yesterday, providing information and filtered searches about trekking in patagonia, specifically trekking in the Torres del Paine national park.

This was my first Django project, and although all the heavy lifting was done by the two Dan's while I concentrated on the front end, it was a great introduction to working with the framework. One of the big wins was having the admin site in place very early on in the project allowing all the trip and operator information to be input as we built the site. It was also my first proper introduction to GIT source control, which worked out well for distributed collaborative working.

Looking forward to the next phase of this project and more collaborative projects!
Tags: django / portfolio / foundry / git /

Rick on the Road - New blog about mobile working

This post was written 4 years ago.
Mon, 05 Jul 2010
Rick on the road blog
I've started a new blog covering my experiments with mobile working - from working in cafe's and the garden to planned road trips. I'll be covering reviews of equipment and gadgets, techniques, experiences and places visited.

It's also a trial for a new offline blogging/CMS engine i've been working on (i'll write another post about that later - something I hope to release before the end of the year).

Have a looksie:-
Rick on the road - adventures of a wannabe nomadic web developer