Indicate the starting date of your fellowship
Edit current week's list of retrospective notes
Create, edit and delete items
Drag and drop items within lists
Review previous weeks' lists of notes
Action items are Yellows and Reds taken from previous weeks
Move action items to current week's notes, or resolve them
Weekly retrospectives are some of the most important reflective activities in the MLH Fellowship. However, the current process of only thinking up retrospective green, yellow, red notes during Friday's standup meetings, in the short time frame of 5-7 minutes is limiting in terms of the deep reflection and retrospection that one is supposed to undergo.
What it does
Retrospective-Tracker aims to partially solve this issue by incorporating a convenient manner to jot down retrospective one-liners throughout the week, so that fellows can use the time on Fridays to reflect more deeply about these one-liners, to achieve a deeper level of retrospection. It also shows actionable items based on your previous notes so that you know exactly what you need to work on.
Contains all retrospective notes for current week as reflected in the header, e.g.
8 Mar - 12 Mar. Dates of the current week are automatically updated as a new week starts, and the old week is automatically reflected as
Previous Week in the Previous tab. Hence, this should always be the primary list to edit.
|Add item||Add new item to category|
|Edit item||Edit selected item with simple click|
|Delete item||Delete item from list|
|Drag & Drop item||Drag and drop items between categories|
|Copy||Copy list to markdown-formatted text|
|Start new week||Changes current week to one week into the future, pushing back the current week to Previous; capped at one week into the future|
|Current's features||All features in Current are applicable to individual weeks' lists, with the exception of starting new week|
|Copy all||Copy all lists to markdown-formatted text, organized by dates|
Contains all Yellow and Red items from all previous weeks' lists. Any changes reflected in previous weeks' items are reflected in this list while they still exist in this list.
|Move to Current Green||Moves action item to Current tab's Green category|
|Move to Current Yellow||Moves action item to Current tab's Yellow category|
|Move to Current Red||Moves action item to Current tab's Red category|
|Resolve||Removes item from Action Items list|
How we built it
Main technologies and resources used:
Challenges we ran into
We all live in different timezones, and initially found it hard to coordinate our schedules. We ultimately found a good and steady workflow. The time constraints were also challenging, but we set achievable goals and accomplished all of what we set out to.
It was all of our first times using chrome storage API, and we were also generally relatively new to React Contexts as a whole.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We believe we managed to come up with a good executable idea and solution within the time given to us, and are proud to present to all current and future MLH fellows this handy tool to record weekly retrospective notes.
What we learned
Of the several things we learned, as a team we learned:
- How to make a browser extension
- How to make a nice and clean simple UI
- React Context and advanced state handling
- Browser storage API
What's next for Retrospective-Tracker
Team lead version:
- Create lists for each pod member
- See and add other podmates' notes (e.g. same open source project team, same hackathon team)
Open to more suggestions and feedback!