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About the Project

Creating 'SARS: An Open Scar' has been an interesting adventure to say the least. First was establishing the website's topic, which came about from watching the news. SARS, a world epidemic, was a hot topic in newspapers, magazines, and television, yet there were few good websites dedicated to SARS.

With that idea in mind, Van started to search for team members who were willing to create a site on this deadly disease. But this was no easy task. Looking for teammates was a slow process, as she would meet up with people, talk, and then find they would lose their communication until she found our assistant coach, Mayank Gandhi, a web developer.

"Even though we all live in different countries and different time zones, communicating through a forum was our main way of working together."

After months of searching, a team was finally established. Even though we all live in different countries and different time zones, communicating through a forum Mayank provided was our main way of working together. This was convenient as we could access the forum at a time that suited our schedule rather than by instant messaging. We were able to post our comments or suggestions concerning the design, programming, content, or anything else for every member to view.

As the content was pouring in, we realized that perhaps we needed a coach to look over the content, and Van's English teacher, Sherry Kohn, was absolutely willing to. With school, and other activities, it was hard to balance the time to work on the website as procrastination was tempting. Yet, by keeping our communication daily, we were able to finish the site on time for the deadline.

As we look back at our journey, we can say undoubtedly that this has been an amazing and rare experience. Lastly, we hope you enjoy the site as much as we enjoyed creating it - for you.

Image 1 This is a screenshot of our forum, which was kindly provided by our assistant coach (Mayank Gandhi). In doing this project, we have posted over 2000 messages. We had multiple categories such as Programming, Designing, Content, Announcements and File Sharing.

Image 2 A rough draft of the site layout.

Content Outline

All content of this section is listed below.

  • Team
    More information about our international team.

  • Acknowledgements
    We would like to thank a couple of individuals and companies.

  • Disclaimer
    Read our site disclaimer here.
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