Loyola University Maryland

Technology Services

iGoForth: Contest Schedule

 2015-16 Contest Schedule

April 7th

Idea Gallery Opens, advocates submit ideas for mobile apps via website.
Contest opens for students to register (via website) as teams or singles.

Sept 14th

Idea Gallery Closes

Oct 2nd

Close registration for the contest. Match participants not already part of a team to a team ensuring skills sets are complementary.

Week of Oct 5th

Contest orientation session (location TBD) where the timeline and deliverables are discussed.  Announce team memberships. Each of the (approved) Idea Advocates pitch their idea to the students. Contest Rules and Guidelines will be signed by each student and submitted.

Week of Oct 12th

Contest Information Sessions for Teams; teams submit team name, Project Manager and Idea choice. Advisory Committee will be introduced and each team assigned an advisor. The timeline will be discussed. Deliverables will be reviewed and templates provided. Q & A.

Weeks of Oct 12th & 19st

Teams meet and interview Idea Advocates, develop high level scope statement and high level design. Project Management Workshops will be held.

Weeks of Oct 19st and Oct 26th

App Ideas due. Each team pitches their app idea to their Idea Advocate for approval. Mobile App development workshops will be held.

Week of Nov 2nd

Advisory Committee meets with each team to review initial app ideas and gives green light to proceed. Project Management and Developer workshops will be held to teach the concepts of the project management methodology, templates being used and the developer environment.

Week of Nov 30th

Project Documents Due.  Teams deliver Charter, Scope Statement, Requirements document & Wireframe document. Advisory Committee reviews, Idea Advocates review. Each PM meets with the Advisory Committee to walk through their documents and design. Teams will be given the okay to proceed with the development of their mobile app idea.

Dec - March

Mobile App Development Phase Team advisors and the Idea Advocates will be available for questions throughout the development phase.

Jan 18th, Feb 15th & March 14th

Check in with Advisory Committee Each Project Manager meets with the committee and provides a status report, demo of progress and reports any issues.

April 11th

Mobile Apps are due.  Advisory Committee begins testing them and scores each based upon how well it meets the contest criteria. Teams will be available for follow-up if needed.

April 18th

New mobile apps made available to Loyola community. Marketing is encouraged by each team via social networking.

Week of April 18th & 25th

The campus votes for their favorite iGoForth mobile app via a survey.

May 3th

Contest winners announced and prizes awarded.

May 4th

Rain Date for Contest winners announced and prizes awared

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