Certificate of Achievement. Anika Ramachandran: Skills, Tasks

Participated in project from Stage 1 to Stage 2
(CST Project Stages)


Technologies & Tools learned and applied

  • Google Cloud Platform -- cloud hosting, Google software tools
  • Flask -- web application framework
  • mySQL -- database management system


Soft Skills learned and applied

  • Ability to see big picture
  • Learning new technologies
  • Defining technical specifications
  • Logical thinking
  • Creative thinking


Primary tasks

  1. Lead for project path-finding with focus on technical solutions
  2. Developed spec for project definition
  3. Proposed creative ideas for tracking collaboration
  4. Communicated learnings to incoming team at Stage 3


Tasks by stage highlighted below:

  • Stage 1: Getting Started
  • (June 2019)
    1. Researching prior work in this area
    2. Identifying technical requirements
    3. Identifying logistical requirements
    4. Creating organizational system for CST documents (Google Drive)
    5. Project Specifications document


  • Stage 2: Team Assembly
  • (June 2019)
    1. Recruiting. Team is a mix of interns and other students.
    2. Information meetings
      1. Understanding STEM-Away
      2. Understanding CST
    3. Project management tool
      1. Initial set of tasks identified and entered


  • Stage 3: Group Discussion and Assigning Responsibilities
  • (July 2019)
    1. First All-Team Meeting
    2. Assigning Tasks
    3. Researching
      1. Google Cloud Platform
      2. Data sources (API’s)
      3. Database technologies
      4. Web App technologies
      5. Visualization Tools
    4. Team Discussions
      1. Django or Flask (web app)
      2. BLS, CareerOneStop, Indeed API, Glassdoor API, or something else (data sources)
      3. PostgreSQL or mySQL (database)
      4. Data Studio, Pandas, Google API’s, Big Query, a combination, or something else (visualization)




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