Every so often, we like to give our brightest minds a break from the day-to-day and ask them to show off their creative and development talents on some brand new ideas in a hackathon.
They have just two days to come up with working proofs of concept on a certain theme, and the latest hackathon, held in January this year, was all about integrating data from different sources.
Here’s a brief summary of what some of the teams were able to achieve.
Back in January, we reported on the web performance hackathon we held late last year. It was a chance for our developers (and others) to unleash their creativity outside their normal working environment. By the end of it, we had not just a number of great concepts, but also some full, working solutions, including a way to get Performance Analyser working with continuous integration solutions such as Jenkins and Team City.
It was so successful that we decided to run another hackathon this summer. It was held on 22–23 July and this time, the theme was data insights.
Every so often, following the annual lockdown, we give some of our best and brightest minds free rein to work on anything that takes their fancy. Fuelled by pizza and a passion for their work, they’re given just two days to come up with working solutions in a two-day hackathon. We try to make the atmosphere as relaxed as possible to help spark some creative thinking. There’s also the incentive of a number of small prizes for the most imaginative ideas.
Last year’s event took place on 14–15 December, and here are a few of the highlights: