Seonaid Lee

  • @seonaid
  • Dev Ops Engineer, Consensus Enterprises
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2021

Sep 27, 2021
Sep 27, 2021
Cleaned data
Working with Drupal
Advised a Client
+ 1
The underlying model of what tags are for depends on their purpose. On a social media site like Instagram, they can be allowed to expand indefinitely, but if you apply the same model to a news site, they can become distractors rather than enhancing user experience.

My client was an alternative news organization that had allowed contributors to enter free-form tags for over a decade without any editorial oversight. As a result, the tags database had ballooned to more than 30,000 tags, over 20,000 of which had only been used a handful of times. Because they wanted to use the tags to enhance discoverability, I suggested that they reduce to a usable number, treating them more like categories than the #twitterlike hashtags that had proliferated. 

I helped them engage a consultant with a background in database design and library classification who helped them rationalize their tags to a usable number (just over 1000) that captured the majority of their uses and standardized spelling, punctuation, and taxonomy.

I then created a series of custom Drupal/Drush modules to clean the database back to the remaining tags, mapping them to the remaining values.
Aug 15, 2021
Aug 15, 2021
Joined an Early Adopter Program
I'm super excited to check out Polywork as one of the first early adopters.
Aug 11, 2021
Aug 11, 2021
Wrote a technical article
Our new cloud-based backup solution needed a technical backgrounder for review by the funding committee. 

This paper provides an overview of the threat landscape given the emergence of increasingly powerful attacks and positions the solution as a part of a necessary approach to data protection and security. 

https://backupscale.com/technical_details/


Jul 01, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Left a role at SRED Unlimited
Ended my journey as SRED Consultant at SRED Unlimited!
SRED Consultant, SRED Unlimited
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 09, 2021
Built a website
My company needed a marketing site for its newest software product.

My roles on this project included:
  • Writing the technical documentation and turning it into user-facing copy for the website
  • Implementing the site in Hugo and adapting an existing template to our needs
  • Logo and colour design in Canva 
  • Coding the Google forms contact page
  • Adding the PDF technical backgrounder as a separate file
Apr 29, 2021
Apr 29, 2021
Created a YouTube video
My company's new product, BackUpScale, needed a marketing/introductory video for a funding application.

This video was mostly created in Canva, and then recorded and edited using QuickTime. (We use the tools we've got!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Jflv-0U1o
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