In GBDA, we’re always provided with really cool extra-curricular things to do. I learned to participate in as many as possible. One notably cool one I thought I’d share with you guys is the uXperience Design Camp that was held at the Stratford Campus on Nov 16-17.
The event focused on User Experience, App Development, and collaboration. We were put into teams of 4-5 and given a task. We had to develop an app (We didn’t need a fully developed app, wireframes would do) that notified the citizens of Stratford when their garbage pick-up would be, and also provided other notifications, however garbage pick up was the main focus. The first-place team got $10,000 in financial support to make their app commercial, and everyone on the second-place team got a GoPro camera pack (some people preferred second place to first place haha).
We were picked up at 7 am each morning and bussed to the Stratford Campus. We had the two days to complete our projects. We then had to present to a panel of judges, and the top 5 teams had to present again to everyone, and a different panel of judges.
Overall it was a really cool experience and a great way to meet a lot of talented people, as well as challenge yourself. I strongly suggest that if you go into GBDA you take part in all of these events! There was a lot of press there, and a photo of me was in the header of an article written about the event. Above is a video from the event, and below is a picture of my groups display for the first round of judging.