- On February 21, 2017
KORE’s development team gearing up for a 24-hour hackathon!
Just before the holidays, KORE hosted a hackathon for employees. It was a huge success, so we wanted to fill you in on how it went and what that means for our customers!
What is a Hackathon?
If you’re unfamiliar, a hackathon is an event where software engineers, developers, and designers collaborate to create a working prototype of product in a limited amount of time, like 24 hours. Some of the most innovative companies in the world, like Facebook and Ticketmaster, host regular hackathons for employees and non-employees alike and the discoveries are usually incredible! For example, both the iconic “like” button and the ability to tag people in comments came out of Facebook Hackathons.
Hackathons are important for tech companies like KORE Software because of the way they stimulate creativity, innovation, collaboration and problem solving. When you get creatives in an environment where failure is low risk and imagination can run rampant, plus collaborating with their peers, the results can be amazing.
It also gives employees a sense of ownership and pride in their work to have these relatively independent projects come to fruition. At our last Hackathon in July, we experimented with a proof of concept for a new ticketing integration system. We’ve since taken parts of that project and integrated them into the design of our new ticketing integration.