Life at #oSoc16: mijnVIAA, the first week
It all started Monday morning when we met up at Selor‘s offices in Brussels. Here we started the day with introductions:
- fellow students and team members
- our coaches
- lunchtalk about git and github
And we should not forget what may become the most important thing to remember for upcoming weeks:
Or pay with ‘coffee couques’…
After all introductions, we were getting anxious to get started. So in our team, we worked to better understand the problem we were going to solve in the coming weeks.
We had a lot of them, and kept coming up with more. Which caused the post-its on our wall to grow like crazy.
But at the end of the day we had some wireframes ready and a clear idea of what to do tomorrow in the hackathon.
After the day-long of coding during the hackathon we finished a mockup of the site.
And then we had to start working towards tomorrow’s pitch where we need to present our project to everyone…
We practiced… like a lot. We started pitching next to our post-it wall, got some feedback and adapted our story. Then we drew some slides on a whiteboard and practiced pitching with that.
We got some feedback and changed some things. Finally we started making our actual slides.
The next morning we practiced some more with the actual slides, and then it was time to do the actual pitch. The crowd was all other teams, coaches and clients from other projects. We were a bit feverish at first, but all went really well.
We came, we pitched, and we conquered…
…wouldn’t that have been nice.
The other teams did great as well! Because the competition was so strong, we did not get the winning price: A one-use coffee-couques-immunity-coin which was 3D printed by one of our coaches.
After all the pitching was done, we sat together with VIAA again to dive into some more technical stuff.
And we also made a planning for the upcoming weeks. Yay!
And with that, we ended a great first week!
…TO BE CONTINUED…