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Translation of full transmission below
And so as we approach the time for another glorious OzCHI24, it is time I reminded you all of my top tips for success.
Prior to the competition
- Register your team early, and if this is the first time working with your team members use the time before the competition to get to know them
- Recruit team members with diverse skill sets (e.g. research, academic writing, web design, graphic design, animation, programming, video editing). It may also be beneficial to include a mixture of undergraduate and postgraduate students on your team.
- Plan for the logistics of the challenge in advance:
- Discuss with your team members the knowledge you already have about design methods, tools, and techniques that might be useful during the competition
- Set up your team video and social media accounts ahead of time
- Review past challenges and submissions from the archived sections of the OzCHI24 blog to get a feel of what is expected of participants during the competition
- Gather and test your facilities and equipment before the challenge period (what room will you use? Will you have 24 hour access? Does your camera need a tripod? etc.)
- Discuss your timeline, remember eating and sleeping arrangements are important!
During the competition
- Participate in the main challenge and all the mini-challenges
- Update your team blog regularly (after all it’s worth points)
- Keep it fun and humorous! Remember to be kind to yourself and your team members (even during the early hours when nothing else matters but coffee and sugar)
- Give it your best go, you’d be surprised at how much you will accomplish in 24hrs
- Contact the competition organisers by email or Twitter if you have any questions or need help
Lord Dolphin, High Admiral of the 4th Sea.