On August 12, 2020, the final presentation of the curricular software development project of the bachelor's program in Socio-Informatics at the TU Kaiserslautern took place. During the past 16 weeks, Insiders accompanied the students in the practical case of developing an Amazon Alexa skill to obtain the latest corona information.
After intensive weeks of development, the students presented their results. Based on the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Alexa provides the user with relevant information on the coronavirus via voice output. In addition to practical experience in software development, the focus of the event was on the methodical approach with the agile framework SCRUM. After the playful introduction with a minecraft workshop, the project participants went through the typical elements of SCRUM - from planning meetings and sprints to review and retro.
The always positive feedback of the students on the joint software development project, as well as the promising results, illustrate the valuable cooperation between the TU Kaiserslautern and Insiders.