Sunday, May 17, 2009

Code Blacks win Full Code Press 2009

Yeah baby.

It was hard, it was cool and we did it - winning the FCP2009 vs the Australian team. Towards the end of the 24 hours I realised it was less about the competition and more about doing something great for our clients and team mates. But I still wanted to win.

The test Rainbow Youth website can be seen here (may break once site is live live)
There's a FullCodePress YouTube channel that has heaps of interviews with the teams, and judges and others. Probably really lame unless you're one of them.
And heaps of other stuff floating around the the InterWeb

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Selected for the Code Blacks

I am privileged to be a part of the 2009 Code Blacks - The NZ team of Web Geeks travelling to Sydney on May 11th to take part in the 2nd FullCodePress competition.

The rest of the team are/seem to be very experienced and well known in NZ Web circles. Not exactly sure how UI was selected as PM but it may have something to do with my very much fly by the seat of my pants approach to project management. Although I have trained and been involved in many different 'official' or company project management methodologies from Prince 2 to Shift and Intergens fairly solid waterfall methodologies and even dabbled in Agile, I find that if you are working with true professionals who are good at what they do then a more relaxed approach can win every time. Think good communications, visual tools where ever possible and just go for it.

Many people will not agree but it always seems to get the job done - and done well.