IndiaHomes.com is dedicated to quality service. In order to improve the service further, it keeps on innovating new form of tools and provide hassle free options to the users. In line with this, IndiaHomes conducted ‘Hackathon’ on February 16, 2015 among all its branches across the country. The event was free and open to everyone — with or without technical skills.
The term Hackathon basically refers to an event wherein different groups are formed to identify certain problems with an aim to make usable software, applications or any process. The focus of a Hackathon depends on different concepts.
IndiaHomes for the first time organised Hackathon for its four key applications that included Mobile Site, NRC Workflow, Magic Broker App and Main website. It was conducted pan India through Polycom. Overall, there were thirteen teams with interesting names such as Core Team, Team Spartans, The Sting Bees, The Hurricane Rush, The Fast and Furious, Tech Ninjas, Avengers, Dominators, Transformers, Control Freaks, Technical Knockout, Terminators and Snipers. The event was participated by various team members from across the country.
As a part of the event, all the participants were asked to identify issues or bugs in all the four applications and raise it in front of the judges. Then the team judges examine the bus and if they accept it as a bug, then it goes to the team’s bucket. The judges for the Hackathon were Mayank Ravi- AVP Ops and Rajesh Kwatra – VP Secondary Sales.
The problems were divided into three categories– Issues, Beetle bug (small) and Scorpion bug (big). The Issues were worth Rs 2000, Beetle bug (small) for Rs 3000 and Scorpion bug (big) for Rs 5000. Therefore the participants were awarded with prize money depending on the kind and number of problems identified.
The Core Team from North comprising Samar, Rahul Aggarwal, Shailender, Manish Mehta and Naveen Jain, Manish Goel won the maximum amount; then Team Spartans from North comprise by Ahsan, Sai Prasad, Biplab and Prashant. Followed by Sting Bees from North as well, included Saurabh Agrawal, Manish, Madhurima Sil, Sonakshi Bajaj and Neha Chopde; Transformers from West, Navi Mumbai had Abdul Razzak Khan, Sachin Patil, Prakash Patil, Sushit Dutta and Manoj Bohra. Then came Fast and Furious again from North comprising of Manish, Manas, Nikhil, Prabhjot, Chaitanya; Avengers from North included Piyush Chandra, Sudhanshu Agarwal, RajKumar and Amitesh Kumar. Further Snipers from West, Andheri consist of Amit Gupta, Ajay Tiwari, Malank Dandotia, Anup Almal and Dominators format with Sangeet, Taniya, Sanghamitra and Sumit as the team members.
The event was organised at the corporate office of IndiaHomes in Gurgaon and witnessed lot of enthusiasm and interest not only from the participants but also from the audiences side.