BoS 2012 Workshop, team ‘MISFIT TOYS’ output

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This year’s workshop sessions were designed to help get people talking and thinking together in smaller groups. We hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy themselves and meet some interesting people. Each team had a maximum of 20 people from different companies and they all worked together to produce a series of specific outputs to 10 challenges. Overall available time was 90 minutes and the results were submitted online. Here are the outputs of the MISFIT TOYS.

The Outputs

Name of team: the MISFIT TOYS.
MISFIT TOYS didn’t disclose names or superpowers. They went straight to the rest of the challenges.
Using a single packet of spaghetti and marshmallows, the MISFIT TOYS built a spaghetti tower  42’’ tall.


To better their BoS experience, they wireframed a special Mobile App. They shared some screen shots with us.

MISFIT TOYS talked about something important they learned in BoS 2012 in a 1 minute video. Watch it to learn more.

After cutting a piece of letter paper into a ring, the MISFIT TOYS claimed 16 people passed it over their head to the floor without ring breaking. You can see for yourselves here. Hermione?

They built a spaghetti bridge to span a 25 inches  wide gap. Here is the photo.

They took a picture to encapsulate the Business of Software Conference. Does it ring any bells?

In less than 140 characters, the proposed business strategy for Twitter of MISFIT TOYS is

  • “Building a solid business model for Twitter: Make it up on volume”.

Finally, MISFIT TOYS pinpointed ‘World Hunger’ as a big problem in the world. In a 1 minute video they explain how software could solve it.

Thank you, MISFIT TOYS for participating and being up to the challenge of BoS 2012 Workshop!

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