What an amazing event in Bangalore!
This is the first thought coming to my mind when I look back to the preTechEd InnoJam in Bangalore in the last week of November.
It all started with a great number of people showing up at the cafeteria behind building 2 at the SAP Labs in Bangalore on Saturday morning as I already described in my first blog about this event.
The 136 participants worked in 16 teams which was a big challenge, because at the end of the Design Thinking exercise every team presented their Design Thinking prototype in 6 minutes. So it took some time until we’ve had every team on stage and present their outcome.
But then the coding started and what should I say … what an energy the participants had. In a video that I shot at 1am in the morning with around 100 of the 136 participants you could see that all of them were very motivated and wanted to built something meaningful and useful within the given time frame. When the night was over we had 60 participants who didn’t sleep at all. Another record at an InnoJam.
Time passed quickly and at 3 pm we started the presentations of the 16 teams. As always I’ve created “score cards” for each team with pictures, videos and other information. Here they are:
- Team 01 – Gang of “Gurkas”
- Team 02 – e-LEMON-ators
- Team 03 – System GC
- Team 04 – Garbinators
- Team 05 – Phoenix
- Team 06 – Kawach (The Shield)
- Team 07 – I got robbed!!
- Team 08 – Jammers
- Team 09 – MESs
- Team 10 – Smooth Criminals
- Team 11 – Uber Seven +
- Team 12 – CBI
- Team 13 – Be a Bond
- Team 14 – Money Matters
- Team 15 – i-Support
- Team 16 – Techno Trans
They decided that team 3 (System GC) did the best presentation and two of their team members participated with their prototype at the TechEd 2012 Demo Jam in Bangalore. At Demo Jam this team made the second place. What an achievement!
I also invited two of the team members two a wrap-up interview at the SAP TechEd Live Studio where they shared their experience at the event.
At the end everybody had a great time and I loved to be the MC at the InnoJam in Bangalore again.
I told it to the participants at the end of the event: for me it was the most intense and energizing InnoJam I’ve been so far.
Therefore I’d like to say thank you again to all the participants, Design Thinking coaches, technical experts, jury members, crew members and all the other helping and supporting people that made this event such an awesome experience.
As the participants said at the event: WE LOVE INNOJAM BANGALORE!
PS: Those of you who’d like to see more pictures of this event or would like to add their pictures of the event, please check-out our corresponding flickr stream.