Michael Keller's Revenge
Team Number 2 wins DM Challenge 2 and takes home some Maker’s Mark, Charmin and the DM Challenge Ball. As the captain, Omar gets to keep the trophy (rubber ball) for one year before handing it off to next year’s Challenge winner. (Photo: Keldy Ortiz) Thank you all for an amazing Challenge and producing some fine work in this 22-hour code binge. And Michael Keller can finally get...
Bonus Points Opportunity
Tweet a video link of one or more team members singing Friday by Rebecca Black a capella to get a list of useful links. Must include #dmchallenge2 hashtag. 1st place gets 4 points. 2nd place gets 2 points. Deadline: midnight.
What your final projects will be judged on
Overall story Does the project tell a logical and compelling narrative? Design and user experience Is the project is easy and intuitive to use? Professionalism Does the project look and feel like a publishable effort, with style consistency and attention to detail? Specifics: - Effective use of material (text, photos, documents, etc.) - Innovation (creative and original storytelling) -...
Tributes, The story has been distributed to your captains. Be sure to read the story this afternoon to prepare for the kickoff in room 601B at 5:45 today.
TOMORROW: #DMCHALLENGE2 BEGINS
Tomorrow, it begins. Please be in room 601B, a neutral space, by 5:45 p.m. for the kickoff of #dmchallenge2. At that time, we will explain the scoring system and some of the challenges you may face during the event. Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. you will receive the text of the story you will be working with. You should budget time during your day tomorrow to familiarize yourself with that content....
Hint Number 2
The captains from last year’s teams will serve as mentors for this year. Jason Tomassini (@jtomassini) for Team “Number 1” Michael Keller (@mhkeller) for Team “Number 2” Lean on your mentors to gain an extra edge in the Challenge. They can give you advice and tips on how to become the the last website standing. ONE RULE: All correspondence between teams and...
Captains and Team Names (hint no. 1)
Dear tributes, Your captains have been chosen. Alex Abnos from the Interactive Design workshop and Omar Bilal Akhtar from the Data workshop will lead their respective teams in an epic battle for coding glory. And onto the first hint. Alex’s team is named Team “Number 1.” Omar’s team is named Team “Number 2.”
May the odds be ever in your favor
It’s back: The DM Challenge. #dmchallenge2 is a contest of wits and coding skillz with an inevitably looming deadline. It pits two team against each other over 22 hours with one unquantifiable fun and one goal: Present the story. The challenge will go down on Thursday, May 10. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. the DM Challenge teams will get 22 hours to present a work of journalism online with final...