It’s a Hackathon, Baby! Altoros Organized a 24-Hour Development Rush
On October 8–9, 2011, Altoros organized and sponsored a web and mobile hackathon—a development marathon held in Minsk, Belarus—that gathered 100+ participants: developers, designers, and other specialists. Their aim was to implement and present a working prototype or a finished application by the end of the 24-hour period, and, then, to choose the best project by voting.
Among projects evaluation criteria were business idea and social significance of the project, its usability and the overall interface design, the technical complexity of the project, and its progress (the degree of completion) per night.
The event also aimed at gathering people interested in web and mobile development to help them make new useful contacts and spend enjoyable time together.
The fun started after the development work was finished, and the teams proceeded with their presentations. Guys, who introduced an application for restaurants, even played waiters, picking orders to show how the application worked.
The restaurant application received a $500 award as the best cloud project. The project with the best user interface got Apple iPad 2 as a prize. The winner project—an application for learning languages—got a $1,000 award.
Apart from that, people enjoyed PlayStation games, ate loads of pizza, drank gallons of coffee, and proved that hard work can be an entertainment.
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