Epitech Montpellier: 45 students, 48 hours of rush and the birth of Tsunamail, the mailbox that makes Google pale.
"To differentiate ourselves and to excel, we have chosen to join forces for 48 hours in order to offer a product that will start the history of our CVs. » says Lou Husson, a second year student at Epitech and communication delegate for the project.
The training at Epitech is highly specialised and the application in a concrete case of a school project had to be transformed into a professional product. This was the essential turnaround desired by the whole team gathered around a software project for all digital platforms that was particularly efficient and innovative.
An innovative mailbox for the general public
During the last "rush" (quarterly exam) of the Master of Information Technology Expert at Epitech Montpellier, the students (in groups of three) had to create a computer software.
The 2nd years took the decision to change the initial brief, to bring together the entire promotion and to succeed where Google wave had failed.
You've got a bet! In 48 hours, the 45 students created a prototype of the ideal mailbox. They scored a zero point but with the congratulations of the jury (composed of the school management and the pedagogical managers), aware of the relevance of this innovation: Tsunamail classifies the exchanges of the same person one after the other as it works with SMS.
The ranking is no longer imposed chronologically as is the case today. This system also makes it possible to display all attachments, regardless of format, directly in the body of the email without compatibility problems.
For the record, the innovation and scope of this project seduced Fleur Pellerin (former Minister of the Digital Economy) who tweeted live last March during the rush.
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A start-up in the making
This project, described as a textbook case and imagined in record time within a training framework, should see the light of day in the first concrete tests at the end of 2014, beginning of 2015, within the schools of the Ionis group, like Facebook in its time at Harvard.
It is therefore a prototype that will be developed in the Epitech Montpellier hub and certainly by the students of the next academic year, who will take over to reform it and make it more dynamic. In the meantime, Tsunamail will be presented from May 23rd to 25th at the Start-up Weekend of Polytech Montpellier. To be continued!
(Source: Epitech - Ionis Group - April 24, 2014)