Drug Hunter Alberto Roig November 12, 2023
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Drug Hunter

Drug Hunter, a trusted and independent source of curated, factual information for the drug discovery community, is dedicated to empowering, educating, and connecting professional drug hunters. Their goal is to provide an inclusive platform that celebrates the important work done by the heroes in the industry. With a commitment to transparency and reliability, Drug Hunter serves as a valuable resource for the drug discovery community, fostering collaboration and advancing the field.

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ROLE: PROJECT LEAD & DEVOPS
CLIENT: WEPROPAGATE
INDUSTRY: BIOTECHNOLOGY
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Project Scope

As the Project Lead of a dynamic team consisting of a designer, developer, copywriter, and project manager, the project focused on a comprehensive brand and collateral redesign, including website redesign and paid members area development, for Drug Hunter. The objective was to capture the essence of Drug Hunter’s product and the purpose behind its creation. The new brand and web platform aimed to be cutting-edge yet approachable, reflecting the organization’s commitment to intelligence, humility, and celebration. Drug Hunter takes a unique, celebratory approach to science, emphasizing the positive aspects often overlooked in scientific endeavors. The goal was to communicate the high value placed on scientists by creating a positive and empowering platform. This platform serves as a resource where scientists can turn to save precious time in their scientific research endeavors.

ADOBE XD
WP ENGINE
WORDPRESS
MEMBERPRESS
GENESIS FRAMEWORK
GIT
BITBUCKET PIPELINES
NPM
YARN
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Key Features
  • Paid Membership Platform Direction:
    • Oversaw the development of a paid membership platform, granting companies and scientists exclusive access to the latest developments in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Research Showcase:
    • Oversaw the establishment of a dedicated section to showcase Drug Hunter’s latest research initiatives, breakthroughs, and contributions to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Scientific Resource Hub Establishment:
    • Oversaw the creation of a resource hub featuring scientific publications, whitepapers, and educational materials, supporting knowledge dissemination within the research community.
  • Interactive Data Visualization Integration:
    • Oversaw the integration of interactive data visualization tools, allowing the presentation of complex research data in an accessible and informative manner.
  • Responsive Design Implementation:
    • Ensured the implementation of a responsive design for the website, optimizing the user experience across various devices and screen sizes.
Challenges
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration:
    • Coordinated the efforts between WePropagate and Drug Hunter, including designers, developers, content creators, and marketing specialists, to ensure a cohesive and visually appealing representation of the brand.
  • Data Presentation Complexity:
    • Addressed the challenge of presenting complex scientific data in a way that is both accessible to a broad audience and meaningful to experts in the field.
  • Content Integration:
    • Integrated diverse content types, including research articles, data visualizations, and educational materials, to create a cohesive and informative platform.
  • Collaborative Research:
    • Developed a platform to promote collaborative research efforts and engagement between researchers and organizations in the pharmaceutical field.
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Memberpress Development

In addressing Drug Hunter’s commitment to providing exclusive access and fostering collaboration, the implementation of the MemberPress plugin played a pivotal role in this project. The MemberPress development focused on creating a sophisticated yet user-friendly paid membership platform. This platform grants companies and individual scientists exclusive access to the latest developments in the pharmaceutical industry, aligning with Drug Hunter’s mission to empower, educate, and connect professionals in the field.

 

The MemberPress setup ensures a seamless user experience, allowing registered members to explore curated content, engage with research showcases, and access the scientific resource hub. By incorporating MemberPress, the website effectively balances accessibility and exclusivity, creating a valuable space for professionals to save precious time in their scientific research endeavors. This strategic addition enhances the website’s capabilities, turning it into a dynamic space that not only disseminates knowledge but also fosters a sense of community among professionals in the pharmaceutical industry.

DevOps with Git and Bitbucket Pipelines

The DevOps infrastructure played a pivotal role in managing the project’s codebase and facilitating a seamless deployment workflow. Leveraging Git for version control and Bitbucket Pipelines for continuous integration, I established a robust DevOps pipeline. This pipeline automated the distribution of the codebase across WP Engine’s development, staging, and production environments.

The utilization of Git allowed for efficient collaboration among team members, ensuring version control integrity. Bitbucket Pipelines, integrated into the Git repository, automated the testing and deployment processes. This not only enhanced code quality but also expedited the delivery pipeline, ensuring that updates were smoothly propagated through each stage of development.

This DevOps setup not only contributed to the overall efficiency of the development process but also provided a structured and reliable framework for maintaining the integrity of the Saman Arepas project across its various environments.

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The Wrap Up

The success of the Drug Hunter website is a testament to the collaborative efforts between Drug Hunter and WePropagate. As the Project Lead, overseeing a dynamic team comprising a designer, developer, copywriter, and project manager, the project aimed at a comprehensive brand and collateral redesign, including the development of a paid members area. The objective was to capture the essence of Drug Hunter’s mission – empowering, educating, and connecting professional drug hunters.

Key features, such as the establishment of a paid membership platform, a dedicated research showcase, interactive data visualization tools, and a scientific resource hub, were strategically implemented. These features not only addressed the challenges of presenting complex scientific data but also promoted collaborative research efforts within the pharmaceutical community.

The Drug Hunter website now serves as a central resource for researchers, scientists, and industry professionals, providing exclusive access to the latest developments in the pharmaceutical industry. The success lies not only in overcoming challenges but in creating a cutting-edge and approachable platform that reflects Drug Hunter’s commitment to intelligence, humility, and celebration in the field of drug discovery.

EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION
BRAND IDENTITY
MEMBERPRESS IMPLEMENTATION
PROJECT SUCCESS