On April 8-9, we organized the Tremend’s Ultimate Hackathon Challenge 2016

35 participants, split into mixed teams, with engineers from all of our divisions (enterprise, mobile, web and embedded), were eager and determined to make their bold ideas happen in no more than 24 hours of coding.

We picked a cool theme for this competition: Internet of Things apps and products, and our ultimate goal was to bring innovation, try new stuff, test our skills, learn interesting things and have fun together.

We had some cool toys to play with, including:

  • Amazon Echo, known as Alexa, or Echo – a smart wireless speaker that you can control using just your voice
  • Philips Hue Starter Kit – a gadget that is revolutionizing the way we use the lights in our homes
  • Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit – a very interesting device for securing and monitoring the house

All in all, it worth every waking hour.

The bets are ON

If you want to see what our Tremend-ous colleagues have prepared for this Ultimate Hackathon Challenge, follow us on Facebook this Saturday, cheer the teams and stay updated with the evolution of their projects.

As for us, we can’t wait to see their plans happen! Because, as Alex Kern, the famous hacker, once said, Hackathons are where your crazy idea becomes reality.