The 2016 IoT hackday was so much fun! To give you an idea of what a hackday is and how it is structured I outlined The Team Random 2016 Hackday.
8:00 AM - Meet new team members
Team Random was put together so anyone who came to IoT Hackday would have a team to join. Most of us met for the first time today.
We started from scratch.
8:10 AM - Brainstorm Ideas and plan an MVP (minimum viable project)
After coffee and breakfast (Yum, I love muffins for breakfast) we worked together to plan our project. We settled on bell training puppies.
9:00 AM - Each team pitches their idea
All the teams gave a 2 minute summary of what they planned to create today. This was the first time we presented our idea to the event.
11:21 AM - MVP complete!
Wow! We finished our MVP before lunchtime. I am so excited by our progress. We have an amazingly talented team.
11:30 AM - Eat Lunch
Delicious lunch! I went back for seconds (maybe thirds :-)
12:30 PM - Go for a walk
Even during an intensely focused hackathon we took time to take care of our minds and bodies. It is so important to prevent burnout.
12:51 PM - Expand our project scope
We finished our MVP and now we expand our scope. The unique abilities of each team member shined here. I love watching everyone working in their flow.
2:15 PM - Help Out Another Team
We are all hacking together. Always glad to help out another team.
3:15 PM - Add light indicator
The light indicator for behind the entertainment center is complete.
5:00 PM - Add mobile app
Yeah! A branded mobile app built custom for our project.
7:45 PM - Add fan indicator
Solving edge case problems with this addition. The creativity of our team is inspiring.
8:00 PM - Present our project
Show time! This is my favorite part. We presented our project to the friends and family that came to vote and support the event.
9:30 PM - Winners announced
Amazing projects were completed today. We didn’t win a prize today. We did accomplish more than any of us at first thought possible. I’m so proud of Team Random.