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Let the Hacking Begin!

Mission Hack 1.0 was a success! Thanks to all who participated! We’ll see you all next year at Mission Hack 2.0!

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Pre-Event Mixer Success!

Last Friday afternoon we held the Pre-Event Mixer in GC-302, and what a success! Twenty-two students showed up, as well as faculty, for an interactive and fun meeting! The highlight of the mixer was seeing students meet each other and form teams– nice job!

If you haven’t found a team yet, then now is the time to start searching! Take a look at the list (Google Doc) of people who are look for a team, and then shoot a couple of them an email. Professor Pembrook will get a final count of teams, and team composition, this coming Friday. If necessary, he will refer you to a team.

REMEMBER: THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBERS IS FIVE (5)!

Pre-Event Mixer 4/28 @ 12PM in GC302!

We are hosting a Mission Hack 1.0 Pre-Event Mixer (informational session) on Friday (4/28) from 12:00-2:30PM in GC302. This is an optional meeting, but we encourage you and your team to attend, and anyone interested in Mission Hack 1.0 to attend– lunch will be served.

The Mixer is also a good time to network and find a team! If you can’t attend the mixer– please keep spreading the word about Mission Hack 1.0. We still have space for more participants! Hope to see you there!

Hosted by: Mission College Business and Tech Division & ANNIPISI/STEM

First Steps– Planning your design

Ready to get started with planning a design for Mission Hack 1.0? Well, first make sure you’ve assembled a team. Next, think about the problem and its root-cause. Who (people) does it effect the most? How can your teamĀ solve this problem? What technological solution(s) is appropriate?

Next, narrow all this down to a goal statement that is specific and measurable. Consider theĀ business case. How you will generate revenue? You’ve gotta a least impress some VC’s!

Finally, narrow the problem down to 1-3 target users. Develop a persona for each user and consider the tasks that they must accomplish to achieve their goals. Each user may have unique needs and goals, and there will be many tasks related to these goals. For the purpose of this competition, it important to identify one to two major tasks, or taskflows, to then emulate in a prototype for the competition.

So what are you waiting for? Start assembling your team, cause Mission Hack 1.0 is just weeks away!