Apr 18 - May 8Phase 1May 8 - 27May 28 - Jun 5
SPRINT 2.2: JOIN HACKING TEAMS
During Sprint 2.1, the hackathon team developed an astounding 138 mini hacks! We were very impressed by both the quantity and the quality of the contributions. Many of these mini hacks have great potential to be turned into full hacks during Phase 3.
For the most part, the Sprint 2.1 mini hacks were the result of many people working individually. In Sprint 2.2, our goal is to create hacking teams that will collaboratively take the best mini hacks and turn them into fully-formed management hacks during the next phase of the hackathon.
For this sprint we have three tasks:
TASK 1: Read Highlights of the Mini Hacking Sprint by Chris Grams to discover some of the hacks the MIX Guide team believes have the richest potential for development into fully-formed management hacks.
TASK 2: Join one or more hacking teams. Are there one or more mini hacks that caught your eye during the last sprint? Now is your chance to be a part of the team that develops them into full hacks.
- Sign up for one or more hacking teams by clicking on the blue "Join Hacking Team" button in the right hand column of each individual Mini Hack page (If you authored the hack, you are already on the team automatically. Just send Hackathon Guide Chris Grams an email to let him know you plan to continue to develop your mini hack before the end of this sprint). You can choose from hacks highlighted in the Highlights of the Mini Hacking Sprint post or browse the full list on the Mini Hack page. Sort the mini hacks using the tags on the left side of the page or the filter functions at the top of the mini hack list.
- The person who originally contributed a mini hack will be designated as the team leader, and up to five other people can join the team. Once a hacking team has five members it will be marked as full, although a team leader can invite additional team members to join by contacting the system administrator.
- During the hacking phase, you'll be actively collaborating with other team members to build out the chosen mini hack. Most people will be able to effectively participate in no more than three or four teams, so please choose your teams wisely and if you are not sure you'll be able to actively contribute, save room for someone else. While this sprint lasts until Sunday, July 14, the top hacking teams will fill up quickly, so make your team selections now.
- Once you've chosen your hacking teams, feel free to connect with other members of the team in the comments section below the mini hack, consider sharing email addresses or other contact info (Skype, Twitter, etc.). If you want to get a head start on the hacking phase, you might even create a shared Google doc with the starting mini hack text, set up a Google Hangout for the team, or discuss other ways the team might want to collaborate. But you can also simply wait for additional instructions after this short sprint is over on July 14. You'll have plenty of time to complete your hacks over the next few months (and we'll have tips, hangouts, and additional information to help you along the way).
Next Tuesday, we'll have our first Hacker's Hangout, featuring Hackathon Guides John McGurk, Perry Timms, and some of your fellow hackers. Learn more here.
And be sure to check out the recording of our fantastic hangout with Dan Pink if you weren’t able to catch it live.