Built in a day — How POCO plans to build and launch an app in a weekend
Building a mobile app is no small task. It can take weeks, months, even years pending on the scope of the project, the budget, and the client requirements. There’s dozens of moving parts that range from writing the business plan to designing the user interface and planning the marketing strategy. That all comes before the coding even actually begins. But, the guys at team POCO have said “meh, we’ll just do it this weekend”.
The concept is not new. Many entrepreneurs are familiar with the start up weekend. That’s an event where a team of people have 54 hours to plan and execute a business idea. What we’re now affectionately referring to as the “Hack-a-thon”is very similar. Team POCO will team with a talented group of students from UMASS Dartmouth starting on Friday, February 26 and have a presentable product by Monday the 29th.
As to What we’ll be building that weekend…
Ok, so I’ll eventually tell but be paying close attention to the POCO twitter account as I’ll be talking about the project for most of this week.
Careers in tech near you
William is Co-Founder and CMO of GotChew, Online Ordering & Delivery Service.
He was born, raised, and educated in the SouthCoast, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
After graduation, he entered the workforce as a sales agent for Comcast, where he found his passion for marketing and technology.
He founded GotChew almost three years ago and has since grown the company to work with over 100 local restaurants and serve most of the SouthCoast community.
His mission is to help elevate the SouthCoast’s technology sector and improve the overall well-being of the area he grew up in and loves.
David Alan Kaminski
Born and raised in the Fall River area, David was the webmaster at Durfee High for his sophomore through senior years.
Since the age of 14, he’s been self-employed and using his general knowledge of consumer and business technology to infiltrate and take a portion of market share from a number of different niches.
David encourages everyone to strive for dynamic growth in every facet of their lives and is always excited to help people realize their potential.
Bristol County Sheriff’s Office
Eric is a Network Engineer with sixteen years of experience in the IT Industry.
Living and educated in the SouthCoast, Eric received his Associate’s Degree in Computer Networking from Bristol Community College while working on the HelpDesk for a local municipality.
He moved on to become Network Administrator there while simultaneously pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Most recently he has received his Master’s Degree in IT Management and now works as a Network Engineer for the Bristol County Sheriff.
His mission is to architect and maintain elegant solutions for aging networks and is passionate about his professional performance and sharing information with those new to the field.
Senior Software Engineer
James is a Fall River native raised by Portuguese immigrant parents.
He entered the software development industry combining his experience in the automotive industry with his natural technical abilities.
Upon graduating from Bristol Community College and Wentworth Institute of Technology he advanced his current career as a Senior Software Engineer at Optum where he works with a diverse widespread team to develop and deliver high-quality solutions to improve the health care system.
In his personal time, besides spending time with his young family and two-year-old daughter, he enjoys mentoring and sharing his experiences with aspiring engineers.
His mission is to create opportunities and jobs in the city of Fall River while transforming South Eastern MA into the “Silicon Valley” of the east.
Careers in Computer Technologies
Mentors are enthusiastic about helping the students they mentor succeed and are eager to provide support and encouragement.
This is the article that was referenced during the talk: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019