Sit back for a moment and reflect on just what the internet is and how it has affected you, your work, and the world at large. Feel the sweeping, awestruck sensation of there being a meta-universe that exists, not unlike the seemingly infinite neural pathways inside your brain (that picture, by the way, is not of firing neurons, but a visual fragment of the internet's interconnectivity.) Feel it? I hope so.
Our team is ' Seal Team 6 ' . We are a team of five coming from many different educational back grounds. We have a mechanical, two electrical, and two computer engineering majors. We all have different programing experience. Our mechanical engineer has no experience with computer languages, but is very enthusiastic and excited to learn.One of our computer engineering majors has taken classes in HTML5, Java , C++, C and Prolog. Our other computer engineering major has only fromal training in Java and C Sharp, but is self taught in several languages including HTML5 and CSS.
Today was the second week of the IUEE@CGCC in Chandler, Arizona. We are learning how to create an HTML 5 app from the business plans our teams formulated during our first week of the program. The format of the App Academy portion is that of a hack-a-thon.
While I miss having Hannah and CJ leading our group (WORD!!! CJ, Hi Hannah!) I am very excited for the chance to learn from Paul, Tom, and all the other App Academy mentors. I am very appreciative of this chance to experience this entire program.
We are in another Code for Good Hackathon, this one is part of the Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience [IUEE]. From June 10 - 20, Contra Costa College students fly to Chandler Gilbert College, a community college in Arizona. We are facilitating 2 separate hackathon there. In each hackathon group, there are 9 teams, each with about 6 people; there are around 120 people total in these hackathons. This is the 1st time we participated in a hackathon at this scale.
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It is very exciting to be on the verge of helping lead a two week application development. It is something of a perfect storm. We have many Hackletic Poobahs helping. Of course, Paul Steinberg, architect of the Code for Good Hackathons. We also have Brad Hill, an Intel HTML5 expert who has helped run each hackathon. We have six of my students, all involved with past hackathons.
It is going to be interesting to spread the contiguous hackathon hours over a two week period and help new students create a working app.
For being something new to all of us, doing this Virtual Hackathon last weekend varied between going very smoothly and throwing problems at us that no one expected. Just as everyone put a lot into hacking up project code, a lot went into making the Virtual Hackathon possible.
This was a great hackathon. We learned things we might not have without the hackathon. I know for sure I did. I was never able to setup Apache with PHP in the past because of reasons, but the hackathon had me tackle the problem until it was solved [for the entire 1st day].
Finals at Contra Costa College are over & we are immediately starting the hackathon. We have planned which house each team will stay in, ground rules for each house, the food to order, & times to check-in with each other. We have about 50 hours together in this event.