CODE|24: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Code 24 was a massive success.  With 11 teams and 35 contestants, 10 products were built and demoes to our panel of judges.  We want to thank everyone who came out and participated in the event, our amazing mentors, and our stellar panel of judges.  


1ST PLACE: PLINKO PACHINKO

  Plinko Pachinko took home the top prize with their app version of the classic game Pachinko.  The app was one of the most polished products on the Code|24 show floor, and they took up their version of Pachinko to the next level with plenty of cool new features.  

 

Plinko Pachinko took home the top prize with their app version of the classic game Pachinko.  The app was one of the most polished products on the Code|24 show floor, and they took up their version of Pachinko to the next level with plenty of cool new features.  

SECOND PLACE: STUPID CODE

  Team Stupid Code takes 2nd Place. They built a 3D game set in 1918 France centered around the journey of a woman searching for her MIA husband.  In their demo you got to experience her journey as she traveled from paris to the battle-torn Vimy Ridge.

 

Team Stupid Code takes 2nd Place. They built a 3D game set in 1918 France centered around the journey of a woman searching for her MIA husband.  In their demo you got to experience her journey as she traveled from paris to the battle-torn Vimy Ridge.

THIRD PLACE: LET'S GO

  Let's Go Outfitting takes 3rd place with their website that connects freelance guides with tourists looking to try a new outdoor activity, or find cool new spots in the area.  Connection between guides and tourists is done based on location and experience.

 

Let's Go Outfitting takes 3rd place with their website that connects freelance guides with tourists looking to try a new outdoor activity, or find cool new spots in the area.  Connection between guides and tourists is done based on location and experience.


THE FINAL HOUR

Nine teams made it to the end of the event and presented their prototypes to our panel of judges.  We want to thank each team for competing and putting forward their best effort, because of you this was an amazing showcase of what MSU Students can accomplish even over a short period of time!


TEN THE END

To wrap up our challenges we would like to hear from all of you about how your CODE|24 experience went.  LaunchCats wants to continue to provide awesome events and experiences for Computer Science and Engineering students.  CODE|24 was our first foray beyond events targeted towards business students.  If you would like more CODE|24 events or something else entirely this is your time to let us know.  

Fill out our survey here: http://goo.gl/forms/e2OZ2NQnHh

Thank you for participating in CODE|24 we hope you all had a great time!  

-Waylon

PS if any of the groups are interested in submitting another selfie, we think it would be pretty funny to have before and after pictures of each of the teams!  Post them on the message board!


PRIZES

At 5pm tonight our panel of judges will meet with each team and watch a short demo of each team's project.  These judges will select the top three teams on three main criteria:

  • Does your project demonstrate the core functionality of your idea
  • Does your project function without crashing?  Are bugs noticeable during the demo?
  • How well does your demo show off what you built?
  • Wow factor.  How well do you differentiate your product through quality, idea, or execution?

We have three great prizes for the top three teams.  We would like to thank the Zaneray Group, MSU's Computer Science Department, and LaunchCats for sponsoring these prizes:

 

THE ZANERAY PRIZE

The Zaneray Group has donated two Outdoor Research Jackets, and two $50 dollar Visa Gift Cards as part of The Zaneray Prize. 

 

 

LAUNCHCATS PRIZE

The student organization LaunchCats will be sponsoring 15 free hours of video/graphic design/Kickstarter support to one team.  LaunchCats has also provided all the meals and snacks you've been enjoying throughout the event.

 

 

MSU COMPUTER SCIENCE PRIZE

The MSU computer science department has sponsored a $50 Steam Gift Card, as well as provided funding for some of the drinks you were provided throughout the event.

 

 

 


NINE | FINAL CHECKPOINT

You've worked long and hard, in many cases through the night.  Our last check-in will be at 1pm, as always we will be looking for the most impressive project.  This will be a great time to start thinking about how you will present your idea to the Judges at 5pm tonight.  This Checkpoint will include: Two $10 Amazon Gift Cards, Two Rockstar Hats, and a liter of Naked Green Machine.

Plinko Pachinko is killing it with their addictive Android game.


EIGHT WORDS

If you need a break over the next 3 hours, take a stab at TypingTest.com.  Submit a screenshot of your results over the Code 24 Message Board.  The top three speeds gets a Frapachino, two G2 Pilot Pens, and a notebook.

 
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These guys are really fast!  Our top finisher came in with a WPM of more than 350!  DAMN!!!


SEVEN | CHECKPOINT TWO

Over the next three hours get some rest or if you are feeling that second wind put in the extra effort to win Checkpoint 2! This Check point is the halfway point so we'll up the ante.  The team that can demonstrate the most progress by 6am will win a $30 Netflix gift card.  

MSU Bytes takes home Checkpoint Two!


PICK UP SIX

Cleanest workspace by 2:30 wins Voke Tab.  Cleanest workspace by 3:00 wins Rockstar.  That is all.

Stupid Code cleaned their act up and took home the prize.

MSU Bytes however... 


FIVE SUPA SPIES

Take a funny picture of another team at work. Upload it to imgur and link it on the Code|24 message board.  These will be judged at 2am.


ROCKSTAR HAIKU 4

Write a haiku about how great it is to be sponsored to code by Rockstar.  Lay on the emotion, make me believe.  Submit these on the Code|24 message board.  These will be judged at 1am.

The clock strikes midnight
The other chumps get all tired
Rockstar got me wired

Congrats to Team JackofTrades for writing super rad Haikus!


 

THREE | CHECKPOINT

The third challenge will be a 3 hour challenge.  When the clock strikes midnight we will be coming around to check on each team's progress.  The team with the most impressive progress will win a $10 Amazon gift card.  

 

Team Stupid Code wins Checkpoint One!


SECOND | TEAM SELFIE

This challenge is all about personality. Take a selfie of your team, host it on imgur, and post the link in the chat. The most fantastic selfie goes on the Launchcats Homepage! 

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THE FIRST CHALLENGE

This first challenge is an easy one, we really don't want to blow anyone's mind too early... that comes later.  

For this first challenge each team will need to describe your project in five sentences or less.  As a reward every team that answers will receive not one... not two... but quite a few... STICKERS!!!