Showcase Rad Race

As promised a little view of the application we build during the RAD Race. The application offers day care services. Both day care centers as parents can register and use the system.


A day care center registers and puts out some offers with certain dates that children can stay. Parents can search offers and put out their own demands. Every night the system will calculate the top 5 offers that match the parent demands and email them.

Although not viewable here, every action a parent/day care center makes is logged into the system and emails are also being send.

I made 2 shorts videos of the basic action a day care center / parent will do so you can have a quick look into the application.

A video of a day care center logging in can be downloaded here

A video of a parent logging in can be downloaded here

The Original RAD RACE … and the winners are our APEX-Goeroes Olivier & Niels

The Original RAD Race ® International Edition 2007/2008 was held in Hasselt, Belgium on friday 19th & Saturday 20thOctober 2007.

Our two participants Olivier and Niels were ready to take up the challenge and were fully armed with their knowledge and expertise.

ON yhursday October 18th they set up their environment and friday October 19th the assignment was given to all teams. Saturday some change requests were given and Olivier and Niels were already putting in some fancy stuff, such as the image gallery already published on this blog.

Then each team was asked to present its application to the grand jury, so the waiting-part began. Worst of all, Niels and Olivier were the one but last team to give their presentation, which meant our patience was being tested ;o)

It’s time for our 2 goeroes to show the jury the APEX application they’ve built with all the fancy stuff and widgets they’ve developed.

The jury had some comments, but the overall feeling was pretty good.

When all teams finished their presentations, the jury went into deliberation and the other team-members, chearleaders/supporters could have a look at the different applications created by each team.
Time to hear the verdict … there was an ex aequo for the 1st and 2nd place, both teams had made rich user interfaces. Each application had its own benefits and features and the jury couldn’t decide which was the best one.

One of the applications was role-based, had a rich client interface, colour-based text-fields … and the supporters were thinking, this is the application of Olivier & Niels …

INDEED … Olivier and Niels had won the 1st price together with Getronics … keep-up the evangilisation boys !!!