Ferienakademie 2016: Drones taking over Sarntal

Ferienakademie is a voluntary holiday academy organized by three Universities from southern Germany: Freie Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Technical University of Munich (TUM) and University of Stuttgart. It takes place in Sarntal, which is a beautiful high valley near to Bozen in Italy. This year I participated in Bernd Brügge’s and Daniel Siewiorek’s course “Cyber Physical Systems”. We built a system which can help workers in extreme environments to minimize risks and to identify hazards earlier.

Ferienakademie 2015

This year I participated in Stefan Wagner’s team “Extreme Coder Camp” where we focussed on developing software using an agile strategy, called Scrum. We developed an Eclipse-Plugin for the programming language “CamlLight” using the agile approach. The standup-meeting in the morning ensured that everybody has an appropriate work to do for the day and to see how the progress has been since yesterday. The results were noted in our breakdown-chart. All exercises were stored in our backlog with an estimate for the work effort.

Ferienakademie 2014

Ferienakademie is a voluntary holiday academy organized by three Universities from southern Germany: Freie Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Technical University of Munich (TUM) and University of Stuttgart. It takes place in Sarntal, which is a beautiful high valley near to Bozen in Italy. This year I participated in Albrecht Schmidt’s and Björn Eskofier’s course “Mobile Gaming and Sports”. The goal of the course was to develop a system that motivates participants to do more physical activity in a playful manner and therefore increase their life expectancy.