Posts Tagged ‘imagine’

23Apr

This week has been a bit intense. I am currently sitting at the San Jose Airport waiting for my flight to DC. Can’t wait to get on the plane because it is the first time I will have had a chance to sleep in the past 36 hours. (There are not enough hours in the day…)

Between binging on coffee and binging on energy drinks Andy and myself got a significant amount of work done, including but not limited to: having our program becoming autonomous and killing off Visual Studios, staring at code for about 2 hours before realizing it just needs to be pluralized to make it work, and of course a celebrator breaking of chair after I realized yet again that the letter “s” has ruined another  2 hours of my life! WOO!

Not only did we break chairs, but we also got an awesome GUI going and I migrated the original Tesla app into a plugin for Croogo. This allowed for Access Control, Auth, and an awesome template system. It also allowed for making Tesla modular enough to be run on any server!

I got 2 more features to wrap up before tomorrow night though :(. So there may be 1 more all nighter in my future for this contest. But hey, this is what I live for! It feels like 4 years ago when I was getting on stage for my first “big” concert. Lovin’ the pressure :-D!

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19Apr

We need your help!!!

Andy Manoske and myself are representing the fine people of SJSU, CS Club, Game Dev, California and our respective organizations and communities this Friday in Washington D.C. for Project Tesla, a software tool.

But we need your help. Tesla has been well-recieved with 33,000 votes by people all around the world, and it’s battling neck and neck with some other folks for the coveted People’s Choice award. We need YOUR vote to help us clinch this award and EVERY vote counts.

How do you vote?

1.) Go to http://www.imaginecup.us/peopleschoice.aspx
2.) Click on “The Tesla Project”
3.) At the bottom rank us x-number of stars and submit your vote.

Please tell EVERYONE you know! We’re SO close to winning this, and we really need all of your guys’ help!

I will post video updates as the week goes on showing off our progress towards and during our stay in DC.
Technologies Used: CakePHP, .net C# (client), and tons of math!

We have significantly upgraded our project since the video mentioned earlier.

If you would like to be part of our testimonials at the competition please leave me a comment with your name and organization! You just need to discuss the value and importance of the Tesla Project!

Thanks! 🙂

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21Nov

The following video shows off Andy’s and mine’s Imagine Cup 2010 submission. The project dubbed Tesla is about conserving and monitoring energy consumption across a home or office network (or any other for that matter). Tesla has 2 aspects the client side which records data of individual computers and the server/web side which will create new users, networks and display device data.

Currently the user experience is not that amazing; however, the website almost looks awesome and the functionality exists! We are looking to expand in user experience of course; however, we are also looking to make functional enhancements (if we get into the next round). These include enhancing our database of known products (to get more accurate statistics), making an awesome visualizer for the data, and giving alternatives for your computer components in order to reduce consumption. I hope you guys enjoy our video. More coming from us soon on this hopefully!

Someone also mentioned how this could also be applied for overclocking machines and trying to get the biggest bang for the buck/power.

PS: We were running on fumes while recording this, please discard my lame explanations :)!

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27Sep

Sooo (Seattle Based introductory phrase) Imagine Cup is quite possibly the coolest thing Microsoft has ever done. The theme is awesome (U.N. Millenium Goals), the prizes are amazing (up to 24k possible, 10k without even submitting), and not to mention the awesome resume fodder possible! I might put up two projects for it. One game and one software development project.

Tip: If any of you reading this want a chance to win Halo3 ODST + $10,000 without submitting anything go to www.imaginecup.us . I think they are giving away something like 100 copies of Halo3 ODST.

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