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Sat Mar 22 2008

I: Love Working at The LINGUIST List

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        1.     linguist, Invaluable Team Working Skills

Message 1: Invaluable Team Working Skills
Date: 22-Mar-2008
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Invaluable Team Working Skills
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Dear Subscribers, 

My name is Benjamin Cool and I love working at The LINGUIST List. While I was
finishing up my Bachelors degree in Computer Science at Eastern Michigan University,
I was introduced to LINGUIST, which played an integral role in my decision to
continue my graduate studies in CS fields. I am currently studying Artificial
Intelligence at EMU and have been taking classes that are leading me toward
Bioinformatics. My job at LINGUIST includes working on projects such as LL-Map,
an abstract submission and reviewer assignment software, LINGUIST List Jobs
submission pages, the new LINGUIST List Jobs Bulletin, as well as many, many other
enriching projects that come up along the way such as Fund Drive.

My work on the LL-Map project allows me to test my programming skills for the simple
fact that it involves many different programming languages that each plays an
important and specific role in the project. Learning new technologies like WMS,
IMS, SDE, ESRI, Google Maps API and ExtJS: has helped expand my impression of what
is possible on the web. LL-Map has helped me build invaluable team working skills
and has build camaraderie between the members of the team.

The new Jobs Bulletin is a combination of new programming language technologies
and database design. The Bulletin Generator allows a crew member to generate a
new PDF version of all current job postings in the LINGUIST database to be made
available for free download in the jobs section of the LINGUIST site. The Jobs
Bulletin uses Cold fusion with a formatting heuristic, XML, XSLT and XSL-FO to
generate the PDF. This project was fun and exciting to work on, and knowledge of
these languages and tools are valuable assets for any web application developer.

Working with The LINGUIST List has given me the opportunity to positively progress
as a programmer, and has led me to expand my horizons and use technologies and
languages (programming) that I would otherwise never have thought to implement and
in some cases: that I had never heard of. It always amazes me when: after working
at the LINGUIST List for over a year; I hear about a service that LINGUIST provides
that I have never heard of before. I encourage anyone on the LINGUIST site to
browse around a bit and be adventurous: it may provide a refreshing surprise to
discover a "new" service that The LINGUIST List provides.

Please donate to help us continue developing an enriched site whose main purpose
is to aid the linguistics community.

Thank you,

Benjamin Cool

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $60,000. This money will go to help keep 
the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

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2008 LINGUIST List Circus and join us on our many shows!


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