Innofied Hackathon – Non-Stop Coding & Fun Made the Best Win!
22 app developers, busy designers, 24 hours of non-stop coding, six productive teams, no beauty sleep, a whole day at the office premises and glaring at the five drones piled up in the corner of the office. Yay! its another Innofied Hackathon Day.
Yes, 29th July was the D-Day when all hackathoners at Innofied tightened their seat-belts to take up the 24 hours of rash drive through the tracks of Innofied Hackathon.
Technically, this was the second Hackathon on board, but the strive and action were all new. In the previous year, there was four to five teams. But this year we had six teams in a row. They have grown stronger with smart coders and designers in obvious.
But, what took the cake was their ideas?
Six ideas generated six different apps, by six teams of app developers and they were all great in their own way.
The D- Day
It was Friday 29th and we got our lovely teams ready with their designs, ideas, wireframe, prototypes and above all the ‘zeal’ to steal the show. The hackathon started sharp at 6:30. The teams took their place and arranged their seats to snug comfortably. Whoa! 24 hours is not a matter of joke, what say?
Let me line up the teams of app developers we had and what were their concepts for the Hackathon.
- Simon Says
- Rice Farm
- Life Drop
- Route 2
While the team was busy coding, I dug a little deeper to find out what their apps was really up to. I had a small interview with our budding hackathon bees.
1. Rice Farm
Man, these people need an applaud. They thought something which our Modi government is sure to appreciate (if he comes to know of this revolutionary idea, I hope he might feel interested, who knows!) – They thought of trading cereals and other commodities removing the middleman from the lineup. Giving the farmers direct access to the wholesale market.
2. Simon Says
Oh, I loved this concept, so do the name of the game. Yes, it’s a childhood game we all have played. Remember finding paths through ten numbers scattered hither and thither on the page, and you have your opponent dictating “go to 1, come back to 7, now make your way back to home.” Huh! I bet you remember. What steals the show was their design. Marvelous it was!
3. Route 2
Now telling the route to your friend will be easy, if this app is going to happen. Stuck in some place, where you have never been and you do not know which route to take or which transport and what are the fares, Route 2 is going to help. It is a social app where you have your friends acting as the guide.
4. Life Drop
They came across an accident prior to the hackathon and saw how the victim suffered from blood loss. Delay in receiving the blood made the victim succumb badly. Thus, they got this idea to create a social blood bank that could help people receive blood of the similar group with a few taps. A noble cause indeed.
A unique game to solve riddles with few hints. I liked this idea. A simple and fun loving game that is not going to pain your nimble fingers, but will actually let you brainstorm your idle self. Though the category was limited, but it was fun to play.
I never knew that all the kids on our block are so sensible. They actually think of the surrounding and came up with app ideas that are of real benefit to human. ShareEat is an app that allows us to share leftover food from a party, banquet or a get together to the street children who need food. Local NGOs and donator just need to enlist themselves to feed the children.
The Hackathon Continues
After a sumptuous dinner session, they all went to work by the midnight. In the midst of all the actions, some took power naps and recharged themselves. And again from morning they were all busy with implementations.
The hackathon ended on 30th July sharp at 6:30 PM. Though sleepy and despite feeling nausea, the app developers were enthusiastic to know the results, which was to be out after a few days.
The judges were a little baffled over the situation since they cannot make out who should be the clear winner. The designs were great, the coding was good if not perfect, the implementation was bang on time and above all the ideas were superb!
But, one must be the winner. And our dear judges chose none other than ‘Simon Says’. Yes, they deserved to be the winner. The design was awesome, the game brought all childhood memories back to action, the coding was near too perfect and it was fun to play the game.
And the cherry on the cake was the prize. It was nothing but Drones.
This year, hackathon was filled with more fun, more foods, and more ideas. Hope to do something more sensational the next year.