This year our exhibition project #SourceCode was about learning code and created an infographic and code art. The role I played in this project was the project manager. As the project manager I kept track of all of the assignments and deadlines and also made sure my group finished all of the work they had to get done. A challenge I faced during this project was keeping track of deadlines at times because when there is a lot of work it can get overwhelming. The way I overcame this challenge was by writing down everything I had to get done and checked them off one by one. Some lessons I learned that will stick with me is how important communication is between your group. If there is no communication then there is no way that you guys will be able to come up with a good finishing product. Another lesson I learned is how important keeping track of deadlines is because deadlines is what will keep you on track because when you get behind on work it makes it so much harder to get back from it. This project was confusing, tough, and frustrating at times, but I learned a lot that I did not know before and was proud of our final exhibition.
XONR8 is to create interest and awareness in the wrongful convictions movement in the legal community. I really enjoy this project so far because it feels good to help people out who could possibly be in prison for something that they are wrongfully convicted of. I always remember if I was in their situation I would be very grateful for what XONR8 is doing. (California Innocence Project Website)
My favorite part of forensics was learning all my topic and becoming a pro in impression evidence. It is a very interesting topic with lots to learn. My role was becoming a pro in impression evidence and teaching others about it.
Reading through the case file was a very long process but also the most important. Before we could create an argument about why our client is innocent you have to understand what he did to begin with. With our case we knew after we read the case file that there was a good chance that our client was guilty. We eneded up making the right decision of saying he is guilty and the CIP lawyers agreed with us. My whole group decided with all of our opinions that he was guilty and made the decision very easy. Although our client was guilty we saved the CIP time that they could spend on a client that could possibly be innocent.
I would give my group a 4 for our presentation to the California Innocence Project lawyers. I give us a 4 because I feel we were well prepared, spoke very clear, and also the lawyers agreed with our decision of not going on to exonerate our client. I would give myself a 3 because I feel like I did lots of work during this project but at times I would get a bit off task. I know for my next project that I would need to be on task for it all so I can give my group the best effort possible which will create a better product in the end.