Innovation, Synergy, Pizza
What's this, you say? Two posts from two different bloggers in the same lab, before we even hear a peep from any of the others? If it wasn't obvious already, the Extreme Blue Lab in Research Triangle Park is undoubtedly the most awesome. There's just no other explanation.
The end of the second week marks the midpoint of the first sprint for the teams, which means that we all have one week left to accomplish our iteration goals, and it's beginning to set in: "Holy crap," everyone seems to be thinking. "This is the real thing." Well, at least that's what they're thinking when they're not focused on more important things, like "When am I gonna get some coffee?" In either case, it's on.
Thursday each team presented their first version of their 4-minute project pitches. Everyone made a solid effort, and the Extreme Blue Staff will work with the interns over the course of the summer to transform the presentations from what might begin as a hodgepodge of bullet points and haphazardly animated clip art into a veritable work of art.
The interns also commemorated two Extreme Blue Birthdays today by ordering an appropriately Extreme amount of pizza. We hit up Randy's Pizza ("Where we think 14" is small") then congregated in the "caf" and had a lot of fun...and even more carbs. After that, we spent the afternoon turning those carbs into innovation, synergy, and a few cathartic rounds of Wii Tennis.