On Saturday 7 October 2017, Mitra Innovation held its first ever internal Hackathon, called Hack’ed and Team ‘Alfred’ powered its way through to first place. Competing against seven other expert engineering teams, Alfred grabbed first place in the 10 hour hacking marathon with a well thought out, brilliantly put together piece of software engineering called ‘Alfred for JIRA’.
‘Alfred for JIRA’ is an ‘insights and analytics’ app for senior level project managers who find it time-consuming and tiring to keep tabs on the progress of multiple ongoing projects. The app produces visualised and descriptive statistics on all of the projects within an organisation.
Team Alfred were able to deliver the app within the short 10 hour period using a mix of technologies such as: Apollo, React, Victory, GraphQL, Node.JS, PostgreSQL, NGINX and Let’s Encrypt. The winning team also demonstrated expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS) products such as AWS Glue, Route 53, EC2 and Lambda to power the winning app.
(Team ‘Alfred’ celebrates their victory at the Mitra Innovation Hackathon – Hack’ed 2017)
(Technologies used to power Alfred for JIRA)
Sudaraka Jayashanka – CTO Mitra Innovation, speaking after the hackathon event said, “The first ever Mitra Innovation Hackathon was a great success on Saturday. It was impressive to see eight of our internal software engineering teams coming up with amazing ideas, working brilliantly as teams, and utilising their expert developer knowledge to imagine, design and develop so many good apps. Congratulations to Team Alfred on winning the competition!”
Well done to the other competing teams who took part. We saw an amazing display of skill and effort from everyone, with apps being built to solve parking problems, to ensuring gaming compliancies, to project estimation applications, to collaborative and resource sharing applications.
Here’s to the 2018 Mitra Innovation Hackathon!