Hackathons for technology startups are like picking up a good book. It may take a long time before you start, but once you do, you wonder why you didn’t do it sooner? Last Friday, on 31st May 2019, we conducted our first Hackathon at Velotio and it was a grand success!
Although challenging projects from our clients are always pushing us to learn new things, we saw a whole new level of excitement and enthusiasm among our employees to bring their own ideas to life during the event. The 12-hour Hackathon saw participation from 15 teams, a lot of whom came well-prepared in advance with frameworks and ideas to start building immediately.
Here are some pictures from the event:
The intense coding session was then followed by a series of presentations where all the teams showcased their solutions.
The first prize was bagged by Team Mitron who worked on a performance review app and was awarded a cash prize of 75,000 Rs.
The second prize of 50,000 Rs. was awarded to Team WireQ. Their solution was an easy sync up platform that would serve as a single source of truth for the designers, developers, and testers to work seamlessly on projects together — a problem we have often struggled with in-house as well.
Our QA Team put together a complete test suite framework that would perform all functional and non-functional testing activities, including maintaining consistency in testing, minimal code usage, improvement in test structuring and so on. They won the third prize worth 25,000 Rs.
Our heartiest congratulations to all the winners!
This Hackathon has definitely injected a lot of positive energy and innovation into our work culture and got so many of us to collaborate more effectively and learn from each other. We cannot wait to do our next Hackathon and share more with you all.
Until then, stay tuned!