In cooperation with our Scientific Advisory Board, we have conceived the lecture "Agile Development of Application Systems", which will be offered in the summer semester at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.
Ever since our founding, we have maintained close ties with the universities in the region and see ourselves as a link between business and research. In cooperation with our Scientific Advisory Board, we have conceived the lecture "Agile Development of Application Systems", which will be offered for the first time in the summer semester at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. The module is aimed at all students of the Master's in Business Informatics and can also be attended and credited by students from the University of Leipzig and the University of Jena through the Unibund Halle-Jena-Leipzig. The course starts on 20.04. and will end on 06.07.
Through our years of experience in agile software development, we are not only able to teach students the most important concepts in theory, but also give them examples from practice. The course is divided into two parts. The first three lectures are dedicated to the theoretical basics of agile working methods with a focus on Scrum and take place remotely. In the fourth and final lecture, we will give the students a comprehensive insight into the application of Scrum in everyday work, before the second part which will be about the implementation of what has been learned.
The practice days take place in the form of block seminars at the University of Leipzig and the University of Halle as well as on our premises and form the heart of the course. On the basis of an example developed by us, the students slip into the various roles of the Scrum framework and work on this independently after a short introductory phase.
We breathe life into buzzwords such as Scrum, agile or sprints, and in order for this to be successful in teaching, good preparation is necessary. Our scientific coordinator Dr. Danny Hucke and our Scrum Master Marcus Nerger have developed an exciting concept. Students not only receive well-founded specialist knowledge with practical relevance, but can also try out the theory in their own software project with the guidance of our Xperts. In our course, we introduce students to the application-centred approach in software development and prepare them not only for what they will encounter in the professional world, but what will also be of great benefit.
We are proud to be part of this inter-university cooperation and to be able to further shape and strengthen the connection between science and commercial practice within the region, which is so important for both sides.
On 1 June, we will be hosting the next highlight, which will take place precisely at this intersection: our IT Sonix Hackathon. Students, alumni and trainees can demonstrate their skills by working on a sustainable software project. The members of the winning team will each receive prize money of 250 euros. All information about our Hackathon is available here.