Tay Jacobe (Work Log)

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Fall 2017

Taylor Jacobe Work Logs (log page)

2017-12-01: Finished up the California post, ready to publish.

2017-11-30: Finished and published the Augusta post. Worked on California post in Wordpress, adding a bit more content suggested by Ed.

2017-11-29: Cleaned up Augusta findings post and cleaned out spam comments on Wordpress; there were almost 2000 spam comments within the last 3 weeks, which is concerning. Maybe there is a reason it has increased so quickly?

2017-11-17: Worked on Augusta Findings post.

2017-11-16: Finished first draft of California post, California Growth (Blog Post). Continued looking into a "Future of Communication" post and what that would look like. Anne also suggested I write a post about Augusta Findings (Blog Post), so I began that!

2017-11-15: Peer edited Yunnie and Dianna's blog post drafts. Anne suggested another post: McNair projects>Agglomeration>PeterHarrison. Research growth of high-tech high-growth enterprises in California from 1986-2016. Use file of maps. Started working on the post.

2017-11-10: Spent the morning cleaning out the spam comments on the blog. More than 1000 of them! Kept investigating Blockchain; I think I've determined that it might not be worth doing a post about because there are already a lot of sources that have published pieces that explain blockchain in simple terms. Continued looking for future blog post ideas: new social media (https://www.techworld.com/social-media/bumble-founder-whitney-wolfe-herd-talks-harvey-weinstein-linkedin-future-of-social-network-3666350/), 3D printing, security in a time of increasing automation and digitalization, the future of communication (smartphones, etc.: what's next?)

2017-11-09: Reorganized work log. Continued researching blockchain and began a draft of a post that will explain the concept in simpler terms and discuss potential impacts of this new technology! Created graphs for the Fund of Funds post. Finished the post and put everything into wordpress.

2017-11-08: Compiled a list of cities in Greater Cincinnati to use for data for blog post. Tried to educate myself on blockchain to eventually write a post about it

2017-11-01: Tried to gather research to improve the VC FOF post. Edited and redrafted. Investigated other potential blog posts.

2017-10-26: Worked on Fund of Funds in VC Blog post

2017-10-25: Looked over summary and edited. Started working on a blog post on the role of fund of funds in venture capital by direction of Anne and Ed

2017-10-23: Worked on a summary document for the Houston Innovation District project, verbal summaries of data analysis

2017-10-19: Worked on Houston Innovation District more. All work is documented on the wiki page

2017-10-18: Working on Houston Innovation District project. Figuring out what we've done and what needs to be done. McNair center servers went down, while I was working, so I lost a decent amount of work that I had been doing to summarize what we had and had to start over when it was rebooted. Cleaned up the wiki page and summarized where we are so far: what data we have & where it is, what data we are currently collecting, and what data we still want/need. Began working on collecting information about tax codes, incentives for development offered in Houston.

2017-10-11: Worked on prep for Houston Innovation District project

2017-10-06: Added more slides and edited. Updated wiki page with info.

2017-10-05: Spent quite a while trying to figure out source data for patent data in slides for Augusta, then worked on cleaning up and adding to Augusta slides that were unfinished/not great, created cybersecurity slide

2017-10-04: Continued working on Augusta project

2017-09-27: Worked on data analysis and research for Augusta Project, looked into Augusta business news (there isn't very much of it!)

2017-09-21: Continued preparation for Augusta Startup Ecosystem and Houston Innovation District Projects

2017-09-20: Preliminary preparations for Augusta and Houston Projects

Spring 2017

2017-01-18: Worked on the right to entrepreneurship post, talked to Anne about plans for the semester, looked in wordpress and marked spam comments on our blog posts.

2017-01-20: Worked on Comparable Programs to McNair Center to investigate potential ways we could collaborate with other universities and improve our blog. Work meeting at 2pm.

2017-01-23: Put the Right to Entrepreneurship post in wordpress (editing for readability and adding in links) and did more research on Comparable Programs to McNair Center

2017-01-25: Brainstormed ideas for potential blog posts, ideas can be found on Tay Jacobe (Idea Home). Also drafted tweets and put them in hootsuite.

2017-01-27: Drafted tweets in hootsuite and did more exploring for potential blog post ideas. Right to entrepreneurship post was published!

2017-01-30: Started writing a post about how Trump's Muslim ban may affect American entrepreneurship; it will be tabled until more concrete info is available. Updated wiki's blog post tally by going through and marking all published posts. Drafted tweets.

2017-02-01: Drafted tweets. Did research on crowdfunding and social entrepreneurship, two topics I'd be interested in exploring for blog posts

2017-02-03: Researched, edited, and re-drafted Ramee's blog post, Start-Up Visa (Blog Post).

2017-02-08 Edited the Startup visa post in wordpress, did all of the SEO stuff, did more research on future blog posts. Came back from 4:30-6 - worked on crowdfunding post and talked to Ed about future projects

2017-02-13: Researched Trump and Women in Entrepreneurship for the project on Women in Entrepreneurship (Issue Brief), worked on crowdfunding blog post, went through the Writing Blog Posts page and cleared out any outdated information/deleted duplicate pages, looked into research for What Does A Female Entrepreneur Look Like? (Blog Post)

2017-02-15: Finished first draft of Crowdfunding (Blog Post), looked into working on What Does A Female Entrepreneur Look Like? (Blog Post)

2017-02-17: To-dos and things covered in this shift: Crowdfunding post, women in entrepreneurship post, carried interest post, and proposal by Dr. Green

2017-02-20: Same as above ^ working on these posts

2017-02-22: Edited Eliza's post on Cincinnati. Finishing up crowdfunding post and women in entrepreneurship post. Started working on Policy Uncertainty and Stock Markets (Blog Post)

2017-02-24: Worked on editing the crowdfunding and women in entrepreneurship posts based on Ed's edits.

2017-02-27: Mostly worked on the policy uncertainty piece. Briefly worked on women in entrepreneurship post, but need input from Carlin before we can do anything more!

2017-03-03: Put crowdfunding post into WordPress. Waiting on Carlin's results before updating the women in entrepreneurship post. Doing more research on policy uncertainty

2017-03-06: Started by investigating comments on WordPress blog posts (up until now, it seems we haven't been approving any comments even though some of them are good), worked on women's entrepreneurship post and put it into WordPress, worked on policy uncertainty and stock markets post and sent to a peer editor

2017-03-08: Finished up women's entrepreneurship piece: ready for publishing. Edited Policy Uncertainty piece and sent on to Anne. Started editing Carried Interest Debate (Blog Post)

2017-03-10: Talked to Ed about Policy Uncertainty post. Made edits and revisions to Policy Uncertainty post based on Dr. Green, Ed, and Anne's comments. Also worked on Carried Interest piece

2017-03-20: Peer edited Carried Interest Debate page, worked on policy uncertainty post and carried interest debate post. Also participate in Ed's session where we learned how to use sequel to make database tables.

2017-03-22: Finished up Policy Uncertainty and Stock Markets (Blog Post) and put it into WordPress. Still need to put in links but otherwise, it is ready to go!

2017-03-24: Finished working on Policy Uncertainty in WordPress; it is ready to be published. Then worked on editing Anne's post on congress' attention toward innovation so that all of the readability measures in wordpress are met!

2017-03-27: Finished Carried Interest post and put it into wordpress. Started a post on Mass Challenge. Looked through WordPress Comments and approved/marked as spam as necessary

2017-03-29: Cleaned up the Writing Blog Posts page so that all published posts were marked as such. Worked on Mass Challenge post. Edited Iris' posts.

2017-04-03: Worked on Mass Challenge (Blog Post) and Research Parks and Innovation Districts (Blog Post), observed Ed's workshop on sequel

2017-04-07: Finished up first draft of MassChallenge post. Worked on Research parks/innovation district post

2017-04-10: Edited Iris's posts.

2017-05-09: Working from home on Research Parks & Innovation districts post. Made edits and sent to Anne

2017-05-10: Finished RP and ID post based on Anne's suggestions. Put it into Wordpress.

Fall 2016

2017-09-08: Introductory exploration, talked to Anne, made my wiki page

2017-09-09: Research on women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship for potential blog post/series

2017-09-12: Worked on blog post about Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Blog Post), finished it, sent to Anne for first round of edits

2017-09-13: Completed more research on women and innovation, but was uninspired and then sidetracked by the idea of a post about Innovation in the Public Sector (Blog Post). Did a lot of research on this for the rest of session

2017-09-14: Worked on Innovation in Public Service piece, almost finished first draft

2017-09-15: Met some other members on the team, talked to Ed and got some tips for how to improve on blog posts, made a wiki page for idea generation

2017-09-16: Explored the McNair wiki page to further educate myself on entrepreneurship and innovation and continued to refine my two already-drafted blog posts based on Ed's suggestions

2017-09-27: Back at it! Spent the day doing a project for Anne- making the Blog Post Best Practices page for troubleshooting

2017-09-28: Worked on Blog Post Best Practices again and talked to Anne and Ed about my Women blog post

2017-09-29: Briefly worked on Women blog post, met with Anne and other bloggers to talk about editing. started editing the ClintonKaine and Entreprenruship blog post for readability qualities, and continued working on Blog Post Best Practices wiki page

2017-09-30: Kept working on Blog Post Best Practices wiki page and editing CK entrepreneurship article. Finished both (I think) and worked on Women piece for a while

2017-10-03: Worked on women piece and editing blog posts for SEO/readability analysis

2017-10-04: Got women piece to a place where I am happy with it!

2017-10-05: Worked on Policy Innovation blog post: probably going to take a new approach

2017-10-06: Finishing up new policy innovation blog post

2017-10-07: Sent women blog post to Anne and Ed, looked through blog posts on the website and adjusted their settings in Yoast SEO for searchability, helped Ed do this for his new blog post.

2017-10-12: Worked on women blog post based on Anne's comments.

2017-10-13: Worked on women blog post and sent it to Ed for final approval, made a proposal for structuring the blog post process and sent it to Anne and Ed

2017-10-18: worked on posts and Staff meeting at 5!

2017-10-19: Met with Anne and Ed about blog structuring

2017-10-20: Worked with Anne on blog structure wiki page

2017-10-21: Make wiki page for blog structure Blog Team, edited the Blog Post Best Practices page

2017-10-21: Met with blog team to talk about new structure!

2017-10-24: Tried to finish women piece again lol

2017-10-25: Began researching for next blog post- looking at statistics for tech companies and their hiring of women and maternity benefits.

2017-10-26: more research on tech companies and women's benefits. Also peer-edited two of Meghana's posts

2017-10-27: more research on benefits offered by tech companies. Google is cool!!

2017-10-28: Happy Friday! Worked on the women's benefits in tech companies research and tried to find some articles for Ramee for twitter

2017-10-31: Worked on a mix of the stuff from last week + making sure all of my blog posts work in our new organizational system

2017-11-01: Finishing touches on the Women in STEM post, then worked on the women in top 5 tech companies research

2017-11-02: Started drafting the tech women's benefits post

2017-11-04:Put the women in STEM post into wordpress and worked on the tech women post

2017-11-08: Peer edited Dylan's piece, worked on tech women post

2017-11-10: Looked at Carlin's post, edited the tech top 5 women post, sent it to Anne and Ed. Talked to Ed about what is next for me!

2017-11-11: published women in STEM post! Then did research on entrepreneurship and human rights

2017-11-14: looked at wordpress drafts, then worked on human rights and entrepreneurship blog post

2017-11-15: edited the innovation in public sector post and women in tech companies post

2017-11-16: worked on entrepreneurship and human rights post

2017-11-17: edited women in tech companies post and continued to work on entrepreneurship and human rights post

2017-11-18: worked on all three pieces that are currently in the works, edited blog posts, and made wiki pages for Anne

2017-11-18: Blog Team Meeting about style and the Yoast plugin

2017-11-21: explored idea of a post about entrepreneurship and the holidays, tried to find pictures for my posts that are pending, worked on editing the three posts that are in the works and getting them back to Anne for more feedback

2017-11-22: edited all three of the pieces so they are extra good when Anne reads them

2017-11-29: Began exploring a post for Anne about startups that make educational toys

2017-11-30: Continued the startup toys post, finished and sent to Anne for editing

2017-12-01: Edited and added to all pending posts: Start-Ups for the Season (Blog Post) An Unlikely Pair: Human Rights and Entrepreneurship (Blog Post) How the Tech Top Five Treat their Women Employees (Blog Post) Innovation in the Public Sector (Blog Post)

2017-12-05: Found photos for all pending posts, set them up in word press, made edits

2017-12-16: Last shift of the semester! Worked on getting out the posts, yay!