Week 13 – Post Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog

This week we finished the back end part of the project. The analysis is finished, and it was accomplished using the indico library for sentiment analysis. Also, the elimination of stop words concluded almost perfectly, and the word cloud functionality has been finished. The analysis functionality is finished.

Next step is to implement our backend functionality with our frontend design. But, for this course, backend was our only scope. The frontend part is going to be covered by 2 of our teammates for another course.

Week 13: Pre Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog

This week we need to talk about what is missing from the scope of the project. We need to focus on those aspects to accomplish what we planned from the beginning. Furthermore, this week is going to be all about planning our next moves. Planning what is missing, who is working on it, and who is testing it.

Don’t worry, the project is developing excellent, almost everything is covered up, but we might be missing some key features that make our project an accomplishment.

Stay tuned for the development of this planning week.

Week 12 – Post Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog

This week we had our meeting with our counselor on the project, and we had an excellent feedback from him. I guess our project is on the final stretch, and we must focus on some minor improvements, and on the final QA part.

For this section of our project, I guess we are focusing in the Front End part of the project, and continuing our testing for fixing minor bugs.

Stay tuned for further developments on the project.

Week 12 – Pre Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog

Coming back from holy week holidays, and I really need a second week off. However, it is time to return to our duties, and continue with this development. We are only a month away from finishing this course.

Last thing we were focusing on was the front end part of the app. This is the second phase of the project so to speak. We will be focusing on applying the sentiment analysis to show charts on the frontend, also to apply the backend to build the graphic word cloud, and give proper information, and direction on which candidate is leading the poll.

Stay tuned!

Week 11 – PostMortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog

Holy week is here, and I won’t be relaxing that much. I am preparing for a job interview. I will be focusing on working on my data structures, algorithms, and databases skills for the interview. I won’t be working on this project, so I won’t be blogging in Holy week.

On the other hand, this week we had our sprint presentation. We could say that the backend part of the application is almost finished. We must focus now on the frontend part of it.

Stay tuned, and see you on Easter week.

Week 10 Post-Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog


This week I saw some great advancements on our project. Alfonso, and I finished styling the code for the words counting functionality of the word cloud. The graphic stuff is going to be developed in the front-end; however, the basic functionality of distinguishing which words are most frequently used by candidates is already done. We used a library from Python named Counter to do this. The current output of our word cloud program is a list of words with their respective number of appearances.

This is what we are going to present on the sprint presentation on Tuesday because on Friday the classrooms where occupied, so the presentation was moved.

Be sure to hear of what the next steps are going to be.

Week 10 – Pre Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog


This week we have a deliverable on Friday. We need to show some advancements on our project, which I believe we already have so far. I hope to finish the word cloud functionality, and to begin integrating everything. To do this, we need to delete stop words from our analyzed data. Finally, we need to use a library that uses word, and word count.

Stay tuned, for the post mortem advancements.

Week 9 – Post Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog


It’s me again, and I didn’t sleep quite a lot for the past week. So, the previous blog post was about this week’s Taller Vertical, where Google, and Wizeline partnered to assign a task for us at Tec de Monterrey Guadalajara. The task was about doing a VR or AR experience, along with Animation degree students focusing on one of the UN’s SDGs. My team focused on SDG #1 – No Poverty.

My team, and I focused on  developing a VR, accessible, Android, short, interactive, film. Using Google VR, Google Cardboard initiative, Android SDK, and Unity we were able to do so. We developed an experience that takes the user into the people suffering from extreme poverty shoes. We used a Low Poly type of art, as we tried to represent what people in that condition live on their every day life basis in a more swallowable reality.

The result is visible on this Github repository. Feel free to check it out.



Week 9 – Pre Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog

As I said on my previous blog post, this week is not about the elections project. Moreover, this week we are working with Google and Wizeline on a very intense week to develop a solution. What we are intended to do, is to create a VR or AR experience with whatever software, and hardware we want to use. Also, the only restriction is to work with an assigned UN’s SDG. My assigned SDG is #1 – No Poverty. We are working with Animators to develop this solution. Our idea so far, is to create a VR short interactive movie that involves the user as a person in a extreme poverty condition.

Stay tuned on what we develop at the end of this week.

Week 8 Post-Mortem

--Originally published at TC3045 – Sagnelli's blog


This week I said I was going to work on eliminating stop words with Alfonso; however, I didn’t quite ended up doing that. What I did, was optimizing the code, to avoid repeating code. Henceforth, the code used for opening and reading a file into an array was made a static method accessible by all micro-services. This is a good practice to stop repeating unecessary lines of code.

Next week we will be having an intense work on Taller Vertical. I’ll update what I’ve done on the Taller Vertical, but I won’t be working on this project next week.