From my previous blog, I mentioned I’m joining our company’s Hackathon.
And here we are, three days after. It’s time to showcase our work.
We do the setup early so we could have a dry run on the demo area.
And though our prototype is working, there is a manifestation that the printer is troublesome.
The printer shows weird behavior, like it’s hanging up, or doing a long progress of processing, which we didn’t experience before.
After several tries, we decided to replace the printer.
And because of that, our actual demo is a successful one.
The showcasing event is a fruitful one.
As I mentioned before, I already participated in Hackathon before. And it’s something new for me to observe several participants (at most 20 participants).
Today, another thing I observed is the nice structure of dividing participants (those who do the demo) and the spectator (audience).
From what I remember 5 years ago, what we did is just to do the setup anywhere in the floor, and then the judges will go to your place together with a bunch of spectators, and then you do the demo.
It is somewhat chaotic because several people would want to watch your demo. Tall people covering the small ones. The voices of the one who do the demo can’t be heard.
This time, it is much better, and more organized than what I experience before.
The whole floor is divided into two. On the right-half are the expectators looking at the front monitor.
And then on the left-half are the participants—arranged in an organized manner.
Only the judges will roam around. The spectators will remain in their seats in the right-half area.
During the demo, there will be a camera—for video streaming. It is here that the spectators can see the whole thing.
This is my sketch during the event.
At the end of this event, we won third place. That’s enough for me to be happy. 🙂
There are things to improve in the whole Hackathon event. But for me, this is already a big leap from the previous event I experience.
This is me sketching the event. We are seated in the spectator’s area while waiting for other participants to finish their demo.