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No Magic - University of Texas Dallas Wins First Place With Google Hangouts Plugin to MagicDraw

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Left to right: Dr. Eric Wong, Don Proeschel, Jonathan Bucio, Alejandra Valles, Ken Nakano , Tim Anderson

Congratulations to the No Magic University of Texas at Dallas Design team! They finished first out of 18 teams who presented their semester projects at the University of Texas at Dallas on December 13, 2013. This means that of the three project teams that No Magic has sponsored in the past two years, we have achieved a second place and a first place award, finishing ahead of teams sponsored by Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Cisco and others.

The team of four Software Engineering students was ably led by Tim Anderson, No Magic Senior Manager of Operations, who kept the team on track to complete their objectives, and helped them overcome some of their technical obstacles. Team members included Alejandra Valles, Raul Quinonez, Jonathan Bucio, and Ken Nakano. Kyle Wippert, No Magic Senior Sales Engineer, helped the team with engineering consultation assistance. Lonnie VanZandt, No Magic Chief Architect, proposed the project idea and provided high-level technical assistance. Don Proeschel, No Magic Director of Federal Systems, provided executive oversight and review of the project during the semester. UT Dallas Professor Dr. Eric Wong was the team's instructor and university sponsor.

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Left to right: Jonathan Bucio, Ken Nakano, Alejandra Valles, Raul Quinonez

The project is a Google Hangouts plugin to MagicDraw®, which allows multiple team members to view their MagicDraw screens and make edits while collaborating in real time. The team presented No Magic with a notebook detailing their work. This notebook included a Software Project Management Plan, a Software Requirements Document, Social Networking Market Research, a Software Architecture Document, a Detailed Design Document, Developers' Notes and a Final Report. Zac Evans, the UT Dallas Johnsson Business School team member, will provide No Magic with a market assessment of the plugin.

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