FINAL UPDATE Today we have successfully uploaded our video on Youtube, after a ride of ups and downs and plenty of learnings. We would like to thank everyone who has been part of this amazing journey of 48 hours. Now let’s do the final step together and spread our Wesolate video on all channels to generate likes in order to win the #wirvsvirushack.
Our App is now available as APK for Android, stay tuned for listings on the App and Play Store
Post 1 Thursday, 19th March 3 AM Initiator and awesome Jerome storms into roommates Floyd’s room to stop him from sleeping because there’s a #WirVsVirus-Hackathon coming- up! After 3 hours of ideation Jerome has come up with the concept for “Wesolate”.
Post 2 Thursday, 19th March 6 AM Concept is ready!
Post 3 Thursday, 19th March 11 AM Core team is invited and the concept is reviewed.
Post 4 Thursday, 19th March 7 PM Challenge is handed in for the #WirVsVirus-Hackathon online
Post 5 Friday, 20th March, 12AM Prep call core team! We’re nine people and divided us into four main teams: Tech, Product, Design and Marketing/Communications. Slack share is being set up and new people may start joining!
Friday, 20th March, 4PM
Challenge accepted by #WirVsVirus-Hackathon
Post 7 Friday, 20th March, 8PM More than 40 new team member joined our project! Now we’re additionally staffed with UX/UI-Designer, Bac- and Frontend Developer, Marketing/Communication and Gamification experts.
Post 8 Friday, 20th March, 9:30PM PRODUCT & DESIGN TEAM We are starting an adapted virtual Design Thinking approach to understand the core problem and check that our App matches as a solution. 15 people working simultaneously with the tool Miro
Post 9 Friday, 20th March, 11:30PM PRODUCT & DESIGN TEAM Cluster of main functionalities identified. First drafts of user stories included. The short digital workshop with post-its and votings was awesome. We’re curious what Tech thinks about our input.
Post 10 Friday, 20th March, 11:30PM TECH TEAM to PRODUCT & DESIGN TEAM Feedback from Tech: It's nice, but we can't work with it. Please translate it to user stories, don't use emotional wordings and be more specific.
Post 11 Friday, 20th March, 11:45PM ALERT TECH Tech team members want to leave the project due to lack of input. If Product & Design Team is not delivering, the momentum and energy of the tech team might be lost. Input needed urgently!
Post 12 Saturday, 21st March, 0:30 AM PRODUCT & DESIGN TEAM Honestly, we were a bit sad that our work was not appreciated as much as we thought it would. Nevertheless, we understand the problem and especially the time pressure of the Tech team. We need to deliver faster! We split our team to work and collaborate more efficiently.
Post 13 Saturday, 21st March, 0:45AM ALERT PRODUCT Bottleneck in workflow: Missing input from Product team. Product decided to stay awake and to push things forward.
Post 14 Saturday, 21st March, 3AM PRODUCT TEAM With joined forces we specified about 50% of our App! More coming tomorrow!
Post 15 Saturday, 21st March, 9:00 AM Learnings from last night: smaller task force groups and calls. Group speaker who shares the achievements since the last call and next steps
Post 16 Saturday, 21st March, 10AM ACHIEVEMENT New team created: Gamification
Post 17 Saturday, 21st March, 10AM MARKETING TEAM Everyone please vote on the name of our App!
Post 18 Saturday, 21st March, 12:30 AM PRODUCT to DESIGN First specifications are handed over to Design. Quick call btw. Product and Design.
Post 19 Saturday, 21st March, 12:30 AM ACHIEVEMENT Bottleneck Product is solved. Tech and Design can finally start their work.
Post 20 Saturday, 21st March, 12:30PM MARKETING TEAM Drrrrrumrole…. We are pleased to announce the name of our App: WESOLATE
Post 21 Saturday, 22nd March, 12:30AM TECH TEAM App development started with tool Flutter.
Post 22 Saturday, 21st March, 1 PM ALERT DESIGN Bottleneck in workflow. Even though there are about 8 Designers working, the Tech team is missing input to code the frontend.
Post 23 Saturday, 21st March, 2PM ACHIEVEMENT MARKETING: all social media channels are registered: Insta, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok etc.
Post 24 Saturday, 21st March, 3PM ACHIEVEMENT PRODUCT Specs Version 1.0 is done. All specifications for main features are written.
Post 25 Saturday, 21st March, 4PM ACHIEVEMENT MARKETING Our logo for Wesolate is designed!
Post 26 Saturday, 21st March, 4PM DESIGN TEAM to TECH TEAM Design has handed over the first packages to the Tech team. Tech can finally start their magic.
Post 27 Saturday, 21th March, 6PM ALERT TECH: Several backend members left the project
Post 28 Saturday, 21th March, 8PM ALERT TECH Swapped backend to firebase
Post 29 Saturday, 21th March, 11PM TECH TEAM: Two new App developers joined the team. Start of development is not possible as main developer is offline.
Post 30 Sunday, 22st March, 8 AM ACHIEVEMENT DESIGN All packages have been handed over to the Tech team.
Post 30 Sunday, 22nd March, 10AM TECH TEAM 2 more Flutter developers join
Post 31 Sunday, 22nd March, 10:30 AM ALERT TECH: Bottleneck in workflow: Tech team
Post 32 Sunday, 22st March, 11:30 AM ACHIEVEMENT MARKETING Our website Wesolate.app is online!
Post 33 Sunday, 22st March 11:45 AM GAMIFICATION & PRODUCT Decision made, Gamification needs to be integrated into our product specs. 3 people from the Product integrated them within less than 2 hours. Great job!
Post 34 Sunday, 22nd March, 1PM ACHIEVEMENT TECH: Most important MVP functions have been tested successfully. Backend is ready to go.
Post 35 Sunday, 22st Match, 3PM MARKETING TEAM We are starting to collect stakeholders and promote our App!
Post 36 Sunday, 22st Match, 3PM ACHIEVEMENT PRODUCT Specs Version 2.0 is done. All specifications for Gamifications are transferred into our specs document.
Post 37 Sunday, 22st Match, 5PM FINAL UPDATE Today we have successfully uploaded our video on Youtube, after a ride of ups and downs and plenty of learnings. We would like to thank everyone who has been part of this amazing journey of 48 hours. Now let’s do the final step together and spread our Wesolate video on all channels to generate likes in order to win the #wirvsvirushack.
Stay tuned, our App will be available soon. MVP coming out tonight ;)