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by Andrew Sharp, Sep 15, 2017
I love board games, and one of my favorite things to do is explain the rules of a game to someone who has never played. Especially when the game is complex, like Risk, it can be difficult to cover all of the rules without overwhelming the person, at which point people usually opt to do a “pra... More
by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2017
Hi, Nick here. I am just finishing up my tenure as a Law student summer intern at ILAO. Before I head out, I wanted to share a few thoughts about what it's been like to spend the last few months as part of the ILAO team. Being an intern at ILAO means…working with a great group of peopleworking... More
by Gwen Daniels, Sep 15, 2017
It's very early on Saturday morning and I'm sitting in my hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Why Iowa, you ask? For DrupalCorn, of course! DrupalCorn is one of many local/regional Drupal camps that brings people together to talk about, learn, and improve Drupal... More
by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2017
Hi, Chris here again, ILAO's ScrumMaster for the website rebuild. Today, we started our 20th Sprint and I have to say it's amazing how far we've grown and adapted to using Scrum. I want to take this opportunity to briefly discuss an integral aspect of Scrum: team dynamics. Like any team, a Scr... More
by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2017
On my first day at Illinois Legal Aid Online I attended a mini-staff retreat where we discussed organizational goals, successes, and plans for the future.Fun, right? The truth is I was completely lost.Although I appreciated such an immersive experience on my first day, it was tough wading thro... More
by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2017
Hi All, it’s Stephanie. This is now my third post and I have a confession to make: every time I have to write one, I wait until the last minute and I put up a fuss (mostly within myself, but some external) about it. A few of my ILAO colleagues are probably laughing by this honest revelation.... More
by Jessica Gavlin, Sep 15, 2017
Jessica Gavlin here, ILAO's Finance Director. My job is to act as the principal financial adviser for ILAO ensuring the organization is in compliance with applicable accounting regulations. In honor of today marking the start of our new fiscal year, I was asked to contribute to the rebuild b... More
by Gwen Daniels, Sep 15, 2017
June 30th marks the end of Illinois Legal Aid Online's fiscal year.For all of us here, that means a resetting of goals for the next year and a chance to reflect on the past year. This year has been full of changes and in many ways these changes have opened up a host of new opportunities for m... More
by Dennis Rios, Sep 15, 2017
Birthdays are serious business, especially if (like me) you take pride in the art of gift-giving. Before buying a gift, you need to know what the birthday boy/girl likes, right? I tend to be very practical when it comes to gifts. I want to be sure it is going to be used and not just accepted w... More
Drupal MadCamp 2015
by Gwen Daniels, Sep 15, 2017
Gwen and Samantha representing our two Dev. departments at Drupal MADCamp in March. We've spent quite a bit of effort distinguishing between our two Development teams (the fundraisers and the techies) of late. At first, it just seemed like one of those cumbersome distinctions that we had to ma... More