M-Lab Global

Within the learning and innovation project “M-Lab Global”, Bachelor and Master students had the opportunity to develop smartphone apps and services using the newest technologies, working in small teams (4-6 members) for real clients from the industry with real deadlines.

The students could experience software engineering technology and methods, such as for example object-oriented analysis or design and implementation of mobile applications. Furthermore, they gained experience in teamwork, project management and communication with clients.

After the clients presented their respective problems in a kick-off meeting, the students had to choose one out of five clients: Code for Hamburg, DewertOkin, Gruner+Jahr, mallr, and Weinmann Emergency.

Staff: Dr. Walid Maalej, Volodymyr Biryuk, Davide Fucci, Marlo Häring, Daniel Martens, Lloyd Montgommery

Cooperation partners (practice partners):

Cooperation partners (practice partners):

  • Code for Hamburg
  • DewertOkin
  • Gruner+Jahr
  • mallr
  • Weinmann Emergency

Cooperation partners (universities):

  • University of Bari
  • University of Pennsylvania

Projektseite: MLAB

The Client-Acceptance-Test concluding the project was a public event. The students presented their applications for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. All the developed apps came with a poster, a product video, a website and a live presentation by the responsible students.

The clients as well as the audience were very satisfied with the results and the final products.

This iteration of M-Lab was one of the biggest so far, involving 30 students and 5 clients. The students received it with great enthusiasm. This year’s focus was mainly on creative processes and solutions. The students had the possibility to attend an additional workshop in order to improve their skills and optimize their strategies and workflows.

The product videos of current and previous projects can be found on the YouTube Channel Applied Software Technology (MAST):

YouTube Channel Applied Software Technology (MAST)