rahulK V Shalimar Bagh New Delhi, Delhi, India
manuK V Shalimar Bagh New Delhi, Delhi, India
anujK V Shalimar Bagh New Delhi, Delhi, India
ankurK V Shalimar Bagh New Delhi, Delhi, India
adityaK V Shalimar Bagh New Delhi, Delhi, India
19 & under
poonam waliaK V Shalimar Bagh New Delhi, Delhi, India
Computers & the Internet > The Internet
Ages 15 and up
Reading Guide / Book Guide
Teacher Resources (Lesson Plans, Worksheets)
Video / Sound
As soon as we found out about the competition, we formed a team, all eager just to start the work. We emphasized a lot on planning. We worked according to the SDLC approach in which we first decided our topic. We first brainstormed for different topics, came up with 4 final subjects. From that we made a poll and asked which topic most interests the students. The result was "Ethical Hacking & Internet Security", winning with a light margin from "Robotics".
The members then discussed the various ideas about the site template, compiled them all together, making 3 rough mock-ups for the site. Finally deciding the site template from one of them, they assigned different tasks to the team members and gave deadlines in advance, we all kept communicating each and every day to trace the progress. Each new idea and articles collected by the team members were sent to the coach Mrs Poonam Walia, for final reviewing.
We sought help from friends and acquaintances having experience and/or are working in this field when we needed advice or suggestions. We had conference session every week. Many of our friends joined these sessions giving us feed-backs and more suggestions on how we must continue and what we should add.
Each tasks were given out depending on the strengths of the respective team members. Those with good experience in flash were given the animated part of the website. The one good with Photoshop and Coreldraw made the template and the logo. The website programing was given to the one familiar with Dreamweaver and Frontpage. Some were made scouts searching for different articles from various sources like books, blogs and websites such as, but not limited to Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers, Webopedia.
At some occasions, the tasks assigned were not completed. In such cases, all the members pitched in to help their team mates.
One of the team member came up with the idea to include sample problems for the public to try and solve. The idea was incorporated in our design, we decided to teach the basics through the sample problems, guiding on what to do and how to do. We then came up with some logical Q/A with the same concept, treating it as interactive stuff.
The team balanced the work related to the website and their studies for the school examinations. Towards the coming of the deadline, we really started giving all we had, working on the website at least 10 hours a day. Each team member made great efforts and we finally were able to complete the website and upload it before the deadline.
The team consists of 5 members and a coach. India is a diverse country with many different religion and cultures. Each member prevails from a different region of India. Being from different regions, we have many different contacts, who were able to help us throughout the project.
We were able to conduct a few surveys, and the team members, all being from different places, helped conducting them in their previous schools or regions. Due to this, we were able to get a wide range of opinions.
Two of our team members did not have a computer at their home. Normally it would greatly effect the outcome of the site, but they overcame this problem, working overtime on the website in the school, cafes etc. They did not flinch and were able to greatly contribute towards the development of the website.
One of the team member had ties with students from different countries. We could gather data from students from USA, England and Australia. These students also helped us by giving various suggestions and telling us the trends of website building popular there. Thus helping us with completion of the website.
All the members prevailing from different regions and socio-economic background worked together, used their contacts, gathered data, and all this eventually led to the successful completion of the website.