Investment Banking Industry Wiki

By bryblumbryblum (1228763860|%a, %b %e at %I:%M%p)

My last blog entry of BIT330? My last interaction with Wikidot, ever? (I know, Professor Moore is cringing when he hears that. Don't worry, I promise to use Wikidot in the future). Well, here goes nothing…


What is the topic of my final project?

The industry I decided to cover is the investment banking industry. Interestingly enough, the "investment banking industry" crumbled during my time covering the industry. In fact, the final US investment banks became "bank holding companies," ending a long era of the storied investment bank. I guess I should have covered a less important industry?

How is my Final Project Wiki organized?

I tried to organize my Wiki in a way that was clean, easy to use, structured, and uniform. As described on my home page, there are three main sections in my Wiki:

What else would I have done if I had more time?

  • After watching everyone else in the class present their Wiki's, I wish that I had spent more time formatting my color schemes and making my site, well, prettier. However, the point of this project obviously wasn't to make a pretty website and impress the professor with your CSS knowledge (I don't even know what CSS is!) - it was to evaluate useful information resources. So, I don't really feel that bad.
  • Generally, I wish I had more time to evaluate each information resource. Each resource has so much to offer, and I feel like I didn't have much time to spend talking about each resource. Oh well. Next time.

What are the best parts of my Wiki?

  • It is well-organized and very user-friendly.
  • I include indexes of all of my important sections, allowing the user to view all articles of a particular category at once.
  • My evaluations of my resources are uniform and honest. And I give a letter grade!

What are the worst parts of my Wiki?

  • I have a great Blogroll. I really do. But, for some reason, I can't make it public from the website. No matter how hard I try (I've spent at least 2 hours), I can't get them to send me a confirmation e-mail to make it public. I don't know what to do.

Alright, that's it. Let me know if you have any questions. I enjoyed completing the project - it was fun to stay so involved with one industry for an entire semester. I actually learned so much. Can't say that about too many other projects I've done this semester.

- Bryan

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