In general words, Hackathon can be perceived as Hacking Marathon, whereas people with different backgrounds come together to develop something with an entirely different point of view and deliver some breakthrough solution for problems.
Rapidops always has been a place, whereas we try to motivate people to think outside the box and come up with fresh ideas of their own. To support and uplift that culture we organized hackathon just before Christmas holidays whereas people were working on plans to improvise future of CRM system.
Unquestionably, we got lots of ideas which can be used to improve few of our products and services, but there was a significant by-product of this event too. Herewith, I am sharing few of the findings with every one of you.
Doesn’t matter how good you are at work, you need to perform as a team to win the challenge. Every aspect of a working model to the presentation of concept was taken care for evaluation. Groups which performed best were having people with different skill sets and way of working.
Know when to Stop!
As hackathon is a nonstop event, you need to work with best of you can, but at the same time, you should know your limits. Overspending your energy in the first phase of a hackathon can cause damage to results. You must take breaks in between or some sleep. A fresh mind thinks of solution ten times faster than a tired one.
Size doesn’t matter
People say size matters, but for the hackathon, it is all about impact. Doesn’t matter how big is your idea if it is not focused enough than you will leave lots of loose ends. Dive deep and think for future about what issues can creep in. The more it is extricated from the assumption, the more valuable it will be.
Make sure how are you going to present the idea on stage. You shouldn’t be so engrossed in just thinking about technical points that you forgot to dedicate time to make your concept presentable. Please note it doesn’t matter how delicious is a dish if it looks like shit, no one will try to put it on the plate.
I appreciate the thoughts and efforts each participant put in this event. Their enthusiasm and dedication made Hackathon successful. In the future also we hope to see this same zest and high spirit from all the employees.
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