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Liftoff 2017 will be held over 8 May (Day 1) and 9 May (Day 2), whole day from 9 to 6pm.

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 9th is safe).

The tentative schedule for Liftoff 2017 is as follows:

Monday, May 8 – Liftoff Day 1 (Mandatory)
Session Start I3 Auditorium The Hangar Notes
09:00 Introduction [Slides]
09:30 Project Formulation, Design and Planning [Slides]
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Level of Achievements / Past Project Review / Mentorship / NUSMod Project Talk Find-a-Copilot [LoA / Review: Slides, Mentorship: Slides, NUSMod: Slides]
14:00 Choosing Your Project Type [Slides]
15:00 Overview of Mobile App Development Overview of Web App Development [ Mobile: Slides, Web: Slides ]
16:00 Basic Android Development HTML/CSS [Android: Slides, HTML/CSS: Slides]
18:30 Mentor Matching for prospective Project Gemini and Apollo 11 teams
Tuesday, May 9 – Liftoff Day 2 (Mandatory)
Session Start I3 Auditorium The Hangar STMI Executive Training Room Notes
09:00 Milestones / Presentation Skills [Milestones: Slides, Presentation Skills: Slides]
10:00 Intermediate Android Development Express Python / Google App Engine [Android: Slides, Express: Slides, Python: Slides, Google App Engine: Slides]
13:00 Lunch break (Meet your advisor)
14:30 <Ignition presentations slides due by all teams>
14:30 An introduction to Serverless codes on Windows Azure Adapting to Technological Development in the Bank [Azure: Slides]
15:30 Git Basics [Slides]
16:30 Ignition Ignition Ignition [Auditorium: Slides, Hangar: Slides, STMI: Slides]


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