I'm a hacker, and I need an internship!
I worry about companies, hackathons, university, and good times.
Internship Hunter (The Game)
Common! Grab the MLH hackathon, you'll get plenty of experience!
Oh oh! Looks like the Wi-Fi is down again. Hunt it down!
Looks like it's Bloomberg for this lucky hunters :)
At the Hack Cambridge there were 400 of us in the same boat – we're constantly worrying about getting internships, handing out CVs, juggling our social lives with university studies and other adult responsibilities. It's amazing to see everybody playing the "internship hunting" game in real life, and we decided to translate that into an actual game and bring in a bit of fun into it!
What it does
Two comrades pinned against each other in a race for the best opportunities and again common student temptation. Yes, we are talking about the beer.
How we built it
Without Wi-Fi. Huge part of the journey of building the game was doing this without working internet access, scavenging Wi-Fi in Starbucks and McDonalds outlets just to download those few stacks of offline documentation to get us off the ground, and from there it was just the plain old-fashioned hacking. But we enjoyed every minute of it!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
In the past we've fallen into a mundane repetition of always making some cool (albeit boring to make) mobile apps. Now we've decided to go way out of our comfort zone and we made a game! Spent last few hours of the hackathon challenging each other.
What we learned
We've learned that making games is fun, and the unexpected is not as scary as you would expect.
What's next for Internship Hunter (The Game)
Go mobile, cross-platform, get into young internship hunters' pockets!