Berlin review

Berlin Hackathon 2013I went to the Berlin Hackathon yesterday and I must say that it was an amazing event. Sitting in the jury I had the opportunity of viewing all the event from an outside position, total relaxed. What was stunning and surprising to me was the fact that all 5 teams came up with really bright ideas. The teams had roughly 30 hours of coding time and were completely free to develop an idea based on the the provided API’s. The jury decision really was between very good and good, it was quite a close call. In some cases the teams nearly delivered ready solutions, not just prototypes. The code was structured and well thought written. The creativity of the teams was brilliant – they managed to start with already good ideas, from the coding as well as the business point of view.

This event is a clear indicator for me that it makes sense to organize hackathons. I really hope that commercetools with their SPHERE I/O platform will organize the next edition soon. Thanks to Dirk, Robin and the team for such a pleasant event, which really was a hackthon and not just a wrapped marketing event! Keep on going! All all others: if there is a hackathon near you, go there and participate/observe/learn.

One Response to Berlin review

  1. Dirk says:

    We just uploaded a new set of photos from the event that you can check our here:

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