In the 5th week of this course we will be working on web applications in groups of four for the Epicodus Developer Trade Show to take place on the last Thursday of class. In preparation, we'll take the coming week to generate ideas and sign up for teams, so we'll be organized and ready to go first thing Monday of week 5!
Generate an idea you would like to help develop into a working application. It could be a game, a new business idea, something educational, something fun, something to help others or something to change the world, an application or website a friend or family member could use, etc.
Ready to brainstorm? Here are a few examples of projects past students have built during Team Week. You're not required to choose from this list, of course (although you may, if something really speaks to you!), this is only to begin your own brainstorming:
Sites and applications that help plan:
Sites and applications that aim to help people out, such as:
Sites and applications that aim to bring people together, such as:
Playable games, for instance:
Applications that help track and manage data of some kind, such as:
Or applications that do something with outside data pulled from an API. Check out this list of APIs for ideas.
Websites aimed to help make you more productive, like:
Additionally, past students have created functioning websites or applications for family and friends' small local businesses, including catering companies, dog groomers, and more.
Monday morning, begin listing project ideas on the designated whiteboard(s) including:
Over the first two days of the week, ideas will be added and updated on the board. Sign up for a project in your language you find interesting by by placing your name next to the project. Feel free to talk to potential groups; and ask questions. We want you to sign up for a project you feel interested in and passionate about!
Everyone is required to sign up for a team no later than Wednesday. All teams should contain 4 students. If a team already has 4 people, it is full and cannot take on additional members.
Teachers will confirm all teams have 4 members and an adequate project idea. If teams have too few members we'll help connect you with additional teammates, or re-arrange teams as necessary.
You won't begin working on your project until the following Monday, but you're encouraged trade contact information with your teammates and consider planning and brainstorming together outside of class!