AHH YOU GUYS. ITS JULY 17TH AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. It is the end of our relationship …haha just kidding, well no not really, but it IS the last day of this 10 week DREU internship.
WHOO. Second to last week completed!
Eight down! Two more to go!
Boom. Week 7 completed.
Week 6 done!
Ok y’all, this week I personally believe has been one of the most productive and successful week so far. The game plan for this week was to really go to battle with WebRTC and finally win this time. Guess what? We did! Well, so far but we’re still winning. :)
Alright - week 4 down! As mentioned in week 3 blog, last week, we hit a roadblock. This week we ran roadblock that down! The week was very productive, successful, learning, and we got a number of things checked off our action plan.
Week 3, whew! We all know everyone has their struggles and well.. I hit mine, big time, this week. Admittingly (and this is important for growth), this week was a tough one. Remember when I mentioned that I was new to Node.js, yeah, well, I still am. I’ll elaborate more on that further down this blog. But to open up, we started the week with a meeting to create a game plan for the week which consisted of getting WebRTC on to our open - sandbox server, figure out how to get GCP and IBM Watson to display transcripts in a VTT file output for live transcription, and connect the 3 ASRS to the WebRTC we’ll set up in the server.
Now the second week - we knew what the water temperature felt like so we were able to cannonball in and start working on the back-ends of our project. I started the week working on getting an environment in WebRTC with two live webcam streaming of two people with two live streaming of the videos we uploaded last week. So we could have a controlled environment to test our ASRs while being able to be connected live. To be honest, I hit a brick wall for two days straight working on that set up - I could not get the two videos to be streamed while having a live streaming of ones webcam. So I consulted to my team and Norman William proposed we use a third party - ManyCam which is a software that sets up a virtual webcam connected to a media file. Brilliant! That was so much easier to use and implement into the WebRTC controlled environment we wanted to set up. Whew, now that was checked off the list.
The first of everything is always a learning experience - like dipping your toes into the water to get a feel of the tempature before doing a complete cannonball into the water on a hot sunny day. So for us, the first week was to dip our toes and meet the team and understand the goals of the project as well as what the next 10 weeks will look like since we were going to be working remotely from our homes.