A work in progress- Kavalan Management System

20 Jul


My family’s small pharmaceutical company in Taiwan, Wu-Fu Laboratories, currently has a very rudimentary IT infrastructure (just a bunch of PCs, to be more exact). The Great Leader of the company (the CEO and my dad) has commissioned me to design and implement a simple enterprise resource planning system (ERP) for the company, starting with a system for document storage and retrieval.


The project is named Kavalan Management System, after the indigenous people who inhabited the modern-day Yilan County in Taiwan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kavalan_people). It is based on the Django Framework and designed to be used with MySQL/PostgreSQL and Nginx+Apache 2.  The project is released under BSD license on Github. Kavalan is still VERY MUCH a work in progress, but an elementary system for secure document storage and retrieval called Doc Engine is almost complete.  If you have time, feel free to take a look at the project; I would love to hear any feedback you have to offer.

As I work through the process of writing, debugging and deploying each component of the system, I will try to post what I have learned on this blog.  I hope that you will find some of the information helpful.


Hello world!

20 Jul

This is a blog where I post any thoughts/ideas I have, in particular those related to the medical field and web programming.


A little about me:

– am a 24- year-old medical student at Northwestern University in Chicago, currently taking leave of absence to complete my military service requirement for Taiwan

– have experience with web app development with the Django Framework in Python, the best programming language every! (please…don’t start a flame war on my first post…)

– enjoy running, reading and trying out new food!




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