Anyone who has done a hackathon knows how fun it is to get together with colleagues and let the ideas – and talent – fly. Last month, we Cohesians conducted our own secondary storage Hackathon, with teams hacking away in dual locations – Cohesity’s HQ and India offices.
There were five categories in which teams from both offices were judged, and winners were proclaimed. Congratulations teams on your collaboration and results!
Award: Most Impactful – Today and Tomorrow (Idea that impacts Cohesity’s business in a positive manner)
Winner 1: Team Rockstars
Winner 2: Team Optimus Prime
Award: Best In Class – Complete Project (Given the rigid timelines of the hackathon, which team saw their idea through to its logical conclusion)
Winner: Team Rockstars
Award: Best Out Of The Box – IDEA (Which team came up with the best innovative idea for the event)
Winner: Team Optimus Prime
Award: Best Team – Collaborative and Fun (Which team demonstrated the best and most fun way of collaborating together)
Winner: Team AXE
Award: Special Judge Award (Judges found this idea to be deserving of special recognition)
Winner: Team Chaar Log
Following is a description of the Hackathon itself, as well as some photos illustrating the day.
All engineers were encouraged to participate in the event, as it is an awesome opportunity to:
Ideate, create prototypes, and present solutions to challenging secondary storage problems. There were no constraints on choosing a problem. Engineers were encouraged to ideate around business opportunity, product improvement, new technology, or even something unrelated to Cohesity or its solutions.