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Liftoff 2016 was held over 9 May (Day 1) and 10 May (Day 2), whole day from 9-6pm. These dates are finalised.

All Orbital students need to be present at Liftoff unless their absence has been specifically permitted in writing in email by a facilitator of the course. Prospective students, please ensure that you have extended your living arrangements and made appropriate travel arrangements if you are planning to leave Singapore shortly after exams. If leaving for an international flight after the second date, please ensure you have appropriate travel time. (+1 hr to return to your living accommodations to get your baggage, +1 hr to get to the airport; 2 hrs for check-in; so probably around 10pm or later on the 11th is safe).

Monday, May 9 – Liftoff Day 1 (Mandatory)
Session Start I3 Auditorium I3 Seminar Room The Hangar Notes
09:00 Introduction
09:30 Design Thinking by Wee Sun [ Video, Slides ]
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Orbital Difficulty Levels and Suggested Project Themes by Min [ Video, Slides ]
13:30 Past Project Review / Project Brainstorming / NOC Intro by Various Find-a-Copilot by Min
14:30 Agile Methodologies by Winston Teo of Jolly Good Code [ Video, Slides ]
15:30 Google’s NBU Program by David Zhu, others of Google
16:30 Basic Droid Dev by Min HTML/CSS by Jia Yee of NUS Hackers [ Droid: Video, Slides ] [ HTML/CSS: Slides ]
18:30 Mentor Matching for prospective Project Gemini and Apollo 11 teams [ Mentor Descriptions ]


Charlotte Park of Google, addressing Orbitees on How we Hire, on 10 May, Tuesday


Tuesday, May 10 – Liftoff Day 2 (Mandatory)
Session Start I3 Auditorium The Hangar Notes
09:00 How we hire by Charlotte Park of Google
10:00 Ruby on Rails by Jia Yee of NUS Hackers Python by David Ten of NUS Hackers [ Rails: Slides ] [ Python: Video, Slides ]
11:30 Google App Engine by Wee Sun [ Slides & Materials ]
13:00 Lunch break (on your own)
14:00 Presentation Skills by Min [ Video, Slides ]
14:30 <Ignition presentations slides due by all teams>
14:30 Web Requests and Server Frameworks by Xinyu of NUS BizIT [ Slides ]
15:30 Git Basics by Advay of NUS Hackers [ Slides ]
16:30 Ignition @ I3 Auditorium Ignition @ The Hangar Ignition @ Extras
[ Video ] [ Video ] [ Video ]
18:30 Orbital Workflow & Conclusion by Min [ Video ]