We’ve had a few questions about the sequence of things today, especially since the agenda has shifted a bit from what’s on the back of the name tags.
1600 – Judging
We will be doing a round of judging at 16:00 again. Be prepared to update the judges on your progress against the categories as before. At that point, we’ll be looking to understand what you’ve accomplished since the last round of judging on Friday at 1600.
Then we all break, clean up the room, etc.
1700 – “Free time”
1900 – Meetup @ bar
1930 – Challenge fine dinner
2100 – Demos and awards
After dinner, each team will have 7 minutes to present their solution. It should be a “pitch”, with a demo of what you have, remembering that you are mainly pitching to the other teams and esteemed guests. (We judges will have seen most of what you are doing, right?) The categories don’t matter at this point; you should talk about the solution and your results.
Think of it as the first time everyone will be seeing your solution (in many cases this will be true!). Your mission is to convince everyone that your solution is the best. It’s up to you what you emphasize, but here are some angles you could take:
We built the coolest thing that reflects the theme
We took on the hardest technical challenges
We used the highest number of cloud services – the best “mash up”
We’re the team with the best jokes
We can do the best multi-media presentation
You won’t know which approach the other teams will take, so plan wisely, especially since we will stop you at 7 minutes. Period.
After the demos, we’ll have a popular vote. Scott has built a cool voting solution on Dynamics we’ll use for this.
Then we judges will deliberate and come back with the awards and WINNER(s)!!!!