Another edition of IDEAapp_ is now history and it’s time to announce the Winners!

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The overview

2018 edition

The main goal of IDEAapp_, our internal hackathon, is to test and play around with new technologies by creating innovative applications in a very short time. This year there were 10 teams, 3-5 people each and they had 2 days to complete their projects. These were 2 intensive days of acquiring new knowledge and making use of it. The best part is, that IDEAapp_ doesn’t end after the hackathon. The event is a good starting point to dive deeper into some technologies and make use of them in everyday work. 

You can read more about the rules of IDEAapp_ here.

2018 edition
The best projects

2018 Winners

This year, there were 3 awards. The Winner was chosen by a Jury. The Audience Award winner was chosen in a public voting by Objectivity employees. And there was one more award for the exceptional project, given by Peter Brookes-Smith, Managing Director. 

1st place -Jury Award – ObjCoin by IdIOTs_v3 – ObjCoin is an Objectivity currency based on Blockchain. Employees could earn and spend coins by participating in different activities and then exchange them for various benefits of their choice.

Audience Award – TeAmO by Italodisco – TeAmO is a tool which helps create an ideal team. It analyses employees’ skills matrix, upskill preferences, availability and strengths from the Strenghts Finder survey. Thanks to AI and machine learning, Resource Manager can compose a team in just 3 steps. 

PBS Award for “Seeing it Through” – Obsystent by There will be some code – Obsystent is a voice-controlled personal assistant, which helps employees in three main areas: task management in Visual Studio Team Services backlogs, registering floors in Stair Climb Challenge, booking conference rooms. The app created during IDEAapp_ is ready to use and available in Google Play. This is an exceptional achievement in such a short time. 

If you’d like to learn more about all 10 projects created this year, visit IDEAapp_ website.