The annual West Monroe Technology Case Competition is not quite your traditional hack-a-thon; it’s a competition between DePauw University, Purdue University, and University of Illinois! While there is a major programming component to the competition, your team will also be expected to participate in a mock client interaction. Your team will be given a business case and your job is to solve the “client’s” current problem by asking questions to create requirements to build a solution. When you have questions for the client about parts of the case that weren’t completely clear, you will email the “client” to ask for clarification. Basically, it’s a hack-a-thon with a business and communication component. How fun?!
This Information Session PowerPoint explains the competition in more detail.
When & Where?
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
11 AM – 8 PM Room: BIF 2041
The competition includes students from DePauw University, Purdue University, and University of Illinois. To compete, you need a team of 2-3 students. Sign up through the Google Forms link below here: http://goo.gl/forms/KFbse8JNHL
So, what happens if my team wins?
This case competition is meant to give you and your team members insight into what it’s like to be a technology consultant at West Monroe Partners. It’s a fun day full of programming, communication, networking, food, and PRIZES!
If you win the competition on your campus, each of your team members will receive a Logitech UE Boom Bluetooth speaker
as well as a FREE trip to Chicago! Your team will be brought to the West Monroe Partners’ office in Chicago to compete against the other schools for the grand prize - Mac Mini - by giving a final pitch on the product you created to West Monroe Executives. The teams will be judged on final product, presentation skills, and overall requirements for the case.