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1 (1) Makahiki: Creating a Game Engine For Energy Competitions George Lee TechHui 2011 Collaborative Software Development Laboratory University of Hawaii at Manoa

2 (2) Why Create An Engine?

3 (3) Energy Competitions Harvard Green Cup was started 35 years ago Static websites with daily/weekly results Oberlin College/Lucid Design Group Building Dashboard Over 170 schools signed up for the campus conservation nationals 2012

4 (4) Downsides to Lucid’s Software Costs money to set up We want additional modules Activities/Events Raffle Ability to log in using UH credentials We want quick iteration and deployment

5 (5) oberlin.edu/dormenergy

6 (6) oberlin.edu/dormenergy

7 (7) IU Energy Challenge energychallenge.indiana.edu/dormstandings.html

8 (8) Building the engine

9 (9) Requirements Initial goal was October 2010 Evaluated several existing frameworks/projects by developing prototypes

10 (10) Elgg Prototype

11 (11) Pinax Prototype

12 (12) Pinax Pinaxproject.com Based on the Django web framework Provides a suite of pluggable applications as well as starter projects

13 (13) Fast forward to October 2010

14 (14) Alpha: User Home Page

15 (15) Alpha: Energy Data

16 (16) Reactions Issues: What do the graphs mean? Is the energy data “actionable”? How can a user influence their standing? What should a user do after they log in? Challenge: Presenting information to users who are unfamiliar with the domain User evaluations?

17 (17) New Goal: October 2011 New modules User evaluations Mockup evaluation (December) In-lab user evaluations (April and July) Beta evaluation (August) Performance optimizations, etc.

18 (18) New People Old contributors: Alex Kan, Kelli Sawai, and Nathaniel Ashe Focused on initial design and logging New contributors: Yongwen Xu (PhD student), Nathan Dorman, and Greg Burgess Contributed lots of code used in production

19 (19) Components of the Game

20 (20) Smart Grid

21 (21) Activity

22 (22) Energy Goal Game

23 (23) Raffle Game

24 (24) Quest Engine

25 (25) Social Bonus

26 (26) Referral Bonus

27 (27) Canopy

28 (28) Badges

29 (29) Thank You! kukuicup.manoa.hawaii.edu George Lee M.S. Computer Science Candidate


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