Rolling blog… Chicago Hacks 2017
Sunday May 28, 2017
10:45 am – Train Ride home!
9:30 am – Judging & Demos – want to try the app? It’s called “Snooze, You Lose” and it is an alarm that requires that the user either walk 10 steps or answer a riddle correctly in order to shut the alarm off. It helps people that have a hard time waking up in the morning!
Search for “Snooze, You Lose 2” in MIT App Inventor
8:20 am – After much discussion and donuts, the decision is made that everyone will stay, Nicole and Nikki will demo the app at 9:30am and we will catch a 10:40 am train home. The last bug is fixed, Nikki takes screen caps, Nicole prepares a final release and completes the online code submission.
7:42 am – Donuts everywhere
5:51 am – We decide to take the 8:40 am train instead of the 12:40 am train. The girls are tired and a new bug has emerged. They want to go home.
5:32 am – What’s my name again? LOL
3:33 am – App is done (more or less). Nicole publishes an .apk and downloads it on a tablet for a quick run. The app icon doesn’t load, but we are done…and tired… 😉
2:24 am – Formatting alarm dates and time
2:03 am – pedometer and riddles are integrated and final testing is finishing up…Caroline is asleep on the floor. I just heard someone yell “It Works!!” from down the a hallway…
12:30 am – Insomnia Cookies and Henna Tatoos – Riddles are being merged into alarm
Saturday May 27, 2017
Midnight – pedometer is working, alarm is working – now with custom sound, riddles are working – with help from Jessie – Nikki has an app icon and graphics… but all of the pieces are completely separate from one another
11:30pm – girls run off to record an alarm sound “Good Morning” – they escape to the bathroom to avoid lots of other noisy teenagers!
10 pm stuff is coming together…
8:30 pm coffee & coding
6:30 pm dinner – noodles and company
5:30 pm groups form – Isabella and Rosie on pedometer, Nikki on graphics, Jessie take a cat nap, Caroline on riddles, Nicole on core alarm
4:30 pm gaming class, Nicole builds out the first part of the alarm – comparing the device system time with the date time the user picks
~4 pm Girls use post-its to organize the pieces they needs to build their alarm clock app
All girls except Nicole and I are at the HTML class… we have the Oculus Rift hooked up to the Alienware Desktop that Caroline checked out now… and Nicole is playing a game with a fox…. courtesy of Major League Hacks! Before she gets too motion sick…. we will see if we can build a unity game and deploy it on the Rift…. 😉
We were lucky enough to arrive a bit early and have procured a large table with room for everyone!