Next Project

Some old, some new...

Posted: Dec. 11, 2020

Time to start my next project. I've been mulling over what I want to do, and finally figured it out. Originally, I was going to do another Django only build, but I've decided to use Django in the backend to handle data, and serve pages using Vue! JavaScript is something I'm not super comfortable with, but need to learn, so it makes perfect sense for me to incorporate it!

The project is essentially something to help me at work. I could do it with simple Python scripts, but where's the fun in that. Since I handle all of the inventory, ordering, and menu management at my current job, it'll be something that will automate some of that. Of course I'll still have to do an inventory count manually, but I'll input the numbers into this web app, and it will track, and predict sales and inventory based on trends. Instead of having to review every item, and determine how I want to order, the app will spit out a list of everything I need to order. I may automate the ordering as well for certain accounts, but most of our ordering is done in person so we'll see. There will also be a menu accessible via QR code that will update automatically based on weekly inventory numbers. This will also save money overtime since we can replace a service we use currently for a web based menu.

This is an exciting thing to work on, any chance to work on something that will force me to learn is fantastic! I'll post regular updates as the project progresses!

Last Updated: Dec. 11, 2020