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It’s time for the first sprint!

Okay, this week we will be starting on our actual project, which is both exciting and intimidating.. Our job for the coming months will be to create concepts and ideas for an interactive E-sports experience that will strengthen both the online and offline experiences. Data will play an important role in this.


We start organizing and planning. Casper is assigned as Scrum master and will be keeping us in check. Anneke and Mary gave us workshops on international team building. Team Here and There made us a delicious lunch!


In the morning we learned about the principles of the Javelin board from Evelien and we got to work with it ourselves.

Kicking of the morning with post-its

Afterwards we had a long planning session with Trello, in which we decided on the most urgent tasks:

  • Casper as the Scrum Master will be keeping contact with our stakeholders and think of questions to ask to our stakeholders.
  • Christine will also be researching and make a document containing relevant keynotes for our research question and try to present it by Monday next week.
  • Rizal will make the stakeholders map
  • Burak will search for sports events that we can go to.


Today we will be meeting two of our project partners, RSNewMedia and ExMachina. Evelien will also be attending the meetings with us.


We meet with Robbert Schep of RSNewMedia at the Wibauthuis. He runs his business on his own, but works together with a lot of different stakeholders. He’s currently working on an app called OnLive (work in progress) and told us about it. He wants to make an universal app that will make the current app landscape more efficient, starting with Amsterdam as its market. RSNewMedia focusses on community building and location- and context based services, so it will definitely be relevant and interesting for our research too.


At KNSM kade

Right afterwards we head off to KNSM to meet with the CEO and a project manager of ExMachina. They explained a bit about their work ethics and projects they have worked on. ExMachina is more technical-based and are the ones that have to make all the applications function correctly. They are less focused on the end-user, and while they do have access to some user data, they are unable to use it to its full potential concerning legal rights. ExMachina is an experienced business and is happy to share their experience with us, so it feels like we have a powerful ally already.

It was interesting to hear about the different visions of our two project partners and we look forward to working together with them!

Thursday & Friday

A bunch of research! We have a lot of ideas but we need some fundation to build it on.


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