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Liftoff 2018 will be held over 14 May (Day 1) and 15 May (Day 2), whole day.

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 Day 2 is safe).

The tentative schedule for Liftoff 2018 is as follows:

Monday, May 14 – Liftoff Day 1 (Mandatory)
Session Start I3 Auditorium The Hangar STMI Executive Training Room Notes
09:00 Introduction [Slides / Video]
09:30 From Ideas to User Stories to Products + Software Engineering Principles [Ideas: Slides, Principles: Slides]
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 NOC Intro / Past Project Review / Mentorship Briefing + Choosing Your Project Type Find-A-Copilot [Review: Slides, Mentorship: Slides, 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: Materials]
18:30 Mentor Matching for Prospective Project Gemini and Apollo 11 teams
Tuesday, May 15 – Liftoff Day 2 (Mandatory)
Session Start I3 Auditorium The Hangar LT19 Notes
09:30 Intermediate Android Development MeteorJS [Android: Slides, MeteorJS: Slides]
12:30 Lunch break (Meet-Your-Advisor)
14:30 <Ignition presentations slides due by all teams>
14:30 Database Basics + Git Basics [Database: Slides, Git: Slides]
16:30 Ignition [Slides, Audit: Videos, Hangar*: Videos, LT19: Videos]

(*Late submissions of Ignition videos are also included in this list.)

Some of the workshops have hands on elements which require you to set up your laptop (e.g., install some software, apply for accounts, etc.) beforehand. Please follow the instructions below and set up accordingly.