Lab week – a glimpse into the real world

We’re already halfway through the course and that means lab week at Makers academy! Usually the students could go into their own chosen studies but this time, the coaches wanted to change things up a little bit.

So we’ve been put into groups and going to work on a project within groups.

We are given the task to build an Airbnb clone, and then have to decide how we’re going to build it. We’re using waffle.io for our project management. I’ve used trello before, but waffle’s big advantage is that it’s directly connected to our Github account. So for example, when one person send a pull request for their branch to master, waffle automatically moves the project into QA, so the other team members know they need to take a look at that piece of code.

We’re also having stand ups in our little groups in the morning, to see how everyone is doing, and I believe we’ll have a retrospective at the end of the week. So this week feels more like reality: making decision on how to build a project, creating user stories from specifications and estimating how long it will take to finish a certain task.