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MDEI Bootcamp

2017 Schedule*

Bootcamp is the first graduation milestone requirement for the Master of Digital Experience Innovation program. It gives you the chance to engage with your classmates and learn valuable skills that you'll apply throughout the program. Participation is required. Refer to the schedule below for more details. 

*This schedule is subject to change. Please refer back regularly for updates. 

Monday, August 21

Time Session Location Description
8:30-9 AM CHECK-IN DMS 1004  
9 - 9:30 AM

OPENING REMARKS 
Christine McWebb
Director, Academic Programs

DMS 1004 Meet Faculty and Staff.
9:30 - 10:30 AM PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND BOOTCAMP DMS 1004 An introduction to the MDEI program and an overview
of Bootcamp.
10:30 - 11 AM BREAK DMS 1004  
11 - 12:00 PM CAMPUS TOUR Meet in Atrium  
12 - 1:30 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1:30 PM BUS DEPARTS STRATFORD FOR WATERLOO Front of building Learn more about this 42,000 square foot building and the resources you have access to as a student. 
2:30 - 5 PM

THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE

105 Lexington Rd. 
Waterloo, ON
Work in teams to connect clues, solve puzzles, use logic, be intuitive, search for hidden objects to uncover secrets in The Ultimate Escape rooms!
5 PM BUS RETURNS TO STRATFORD    
6 - 8 PM WELCOME BBQ Upper Queen's Park Enjoy a casual dinner as you mingle with classmates, staff and faculty.

Tuesday, August 22

9 AM - 5 PM DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP DMS 3022/2024 In this workshop, you will learn the principles of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a methodological approach that will be used throughout the MDEI program.

Wednesday, August 23

9 AM - 5 PM DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP DMS 3022/3024 In this workshop, you will learn the principles of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a methodological approach that will be used throughout the MDEI program.

Thursday, August 24

9:00 - 10:00 AM

ORIENTATION TO USING LEARN
Daspina Fefekos
LMS Training and Support,
Learning Environment

DMS 3024 In this workshop you will be introduced to the LEARN platform and see how it works for uploading assignments, group projects and communicating.
10:00 - 11 AM BREAK DMS 3024  
11 - 12 PM

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICIES &
NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS
Paul Doherty
Continuing Lecturer 

DMS 3024  
12 - 1:30 PM

LUNCH AND LEARN WITH THE
STRATFORD ACCELERATOR CENTRE
Chase Denomme
Manager, Client Experience & Digital Marketing

Stratford Accelerator Centre space Meet representatives from the Stratford Accelerator Centre and learn more about their services. Lunch is provided.
1:30 - 3:30 PM

OVERVIEW SESSIONS: IT and Equipment

  • Overview of IT equipment 
  • Overview of Labs
DMS 3024 Gain an overview of the equipment you will have access to while a student at the Stratford campus.

Friday, August 25

9 AM BUS DEPARTS In front of building  
9:15 AM FESTIVAL THEATRE TOUR Festival Theatre Get a behind the scenes look at the Stratford Festival, North America's largest classical repertory theatre, presenting the works of William Shakespeare and other great writers. 
10:15 AM BUS DEPARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE    
10:30 AM COSTUME AND PROPS WAREHOUSE TOUR Stratford Festival Warehouse  
11:45 AM BUS RETURNS TO CAMPUS    
12 - 1:30  LUNCH ON OWN    
1:30 - 2:30 PM STRATFORD CITY TOUR
Stratford Tourism Alliance
Meet in 1st Floor Atrium Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Stratford. Learn its history, and discover all that the city has to offer from shopping, dining, and entertainment. 

Monday, August 28

9 - 12 PM

DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 

DMS 2129
  • Introductions
  • Design Deck
  • Intro to Infographics 
  • Assign project
12 - 1  LUNCH ON OWN    
1 - 4:30 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129
  • Photography fundamentals
  • Using DSLRs for photo and video

Tuesday, August 29

9:00 - 12 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka Willemsen/Greg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129
  • Basic design principles
  • Color theory
  • Typography
12 - 1 PM Lunch on own    
1 - 4:30 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129
  • Using Adobe Illustrator

Wednesday, August 30

9 - 12 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129
12 - 1 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1 - 4:30 PM DESIGN & DIGITAL APPLICATIONS
Annaka WillemsenGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
DMS 2129  

Thursday, August 31

9 - 12 PM

AUDIO APPLICATIONS
Greg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 

DMS 2129 Your Audio Applications sessions are hands-on workshops where you familiarize yourselves with the sound equipment and software you will use in your courses.
12 - 1 PM LUNCH ON OWN    
1 - 4:30 PM AUDIO APPLICATIONS
Greg McIntyreGreg McIntyre
Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Tech. 
   

Friday, September 1

10 - 12 PM

INDUSTRY SPEAKER
Glen Drummond
Chief Innovation Officer, Quarry 

DMS 3129  

Monday, September 4

LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY

Tuesday, September 5

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION
Campus wide-orientation for incoming graduate students. Attendance is not required, but strongly encouraged. Additional details and registration will be available on the central Orientation website later in July. Please register if you plan to attend.  View the Waterloo campus map for directions and building locations. 
9 AM BUS DEPARTS STRATFORD FOR WATERLOO Front of building  
10 AM INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION   Additional details and registration will be available on the central Orientation website later in July.
11:45 AM UNIVERSITY WELCOME AND LUNCH   Additional details and registration will be available on the central Orientation website later in July.
1 - 5 PM SESSIONS OR FREE TIME ON OWN    
6 PM GRADUATE STUDENT SOCIETY SOCIAL   Additional details and registration will be available on the central Orientation website later in July. 
10 PM BUS RETURNS TO STRATFORD    

Wednesday, September 6

FACULTY OF ARTS ORIENTATION
For incoming graduate students to Arts. Registration not required. Participation in the Academic Integrity session is a required graduation milestone. View the Waterloo campus map for directions and building locations. 
7:45 AM BUS DEPARTS STRATFORD Front of building  
8:30 AM BREAKFAST Location TBC Continental breakfast provided by the Faculty of Arts. 
9 - 11:30 AM WELCOME & ACADEMIC INTEGRITY SESSION
Mandatory graduation milestone. Attendance is required - and will be taken. 
Location TBC Meet representatives from the Faculty of Arts, the Centre for Career Action, and the Office of Research Ethics, and complete an Academic Integrity Workshop that is required for all Arts graduate students. 
11:30 - 1:30 PM FREE TIME   Time to visit campus, obtain your WatCard, buy books, etc. 
1:30 PM BUS DEPARTS WATERLOO FOR STRATFORD