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by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2017
Hello, everyone. In August, I (KaLeena Dixon) joined the Illinois Legal Aid Online team as the Legal Content Volunteer Coordinator. In a nutshell, I am helping ILAO expand and maintain a strong network of Legal Content Volunteers. Our volunteers are legal professionals and substantive expert... More
by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2017
Chris Alfano here, ILAO’s Interactive Content Coordinator and ScrumMaster on our project to build the next generation of ILAO's website products. So far you’ve heard from our Product Owner and Development Team; now, I’d like to share my experiences as ScrumMaster, the team’s facilitator and pr... More
by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2017
Can you feel my excitement?! A few weeks ago our fearless product owner, Teri, stated that in order to create loyalty in our users, we need to “give them meaningful tools wrapped in a great experience”. Lindsay then followed up with a little insight as to how we are working to streamline and i... More
by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2017
Friday marked the end of our very first two-week Scrum sprint. As a result, we have the first iteration of our user registration form, as well as some adminstrative tools to manage users, which we will demo for our staff Stakeholders on Tuesday morning. At the meeting, we will show them how w... More
by Anonymous, Jul 26, 2016
For over 13 years, ColdFusion has been a great language for ILAO. And I've had a great career as a CF developer for longer than that (since version 4.5). It has allowed me to build some really cool things quickly. Some at ILAO would (and have) called it a dead language. I disagree a bit but... More
by Anonymous, Jul 26, 2016
Today we officially kicked off the build of the next generation of Illinois Legal Aid Online's products. For the last 12 years, we've used a custom content management system to publish our content to IllinoisLegalAid.org, AyudaLegalIL.org, IllinoisProBono.org, and IllinoisLegalAdvocate.org, as... More

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