The essense of Hackathons lie in the never-ending desire to solve problems, to make things work and get things done, no matter what the obstacles. We got to see this in action at Djangothon.
Hackathons are a long-standing tradition where people from all parts of the community come together to work on projects of their choosing.
Last Month, we celebrated 10 years of Django with a hackathon – Djangothon. Close to 30 different ideas were pitched and by the end we saw some great hacks.
The winning application used the Django Facebook Social Graph for existing and new social login. It was build by Rajtilak Indrajit .
The hack in 2nd place was Django-LibSpark, an Apache Spark API for Django. It provides easy to use interface with chaining of various methods. The API uses PySpark to communicate with Spark. This was built by 2 very young developer Anik Das and Rashid Khan.
The 3rd winning team came up a simple idea of a pluggable django app. The app shows analytics graphs by picking up data from django models. The Django based app was built by Aishwarya Reddy and Souradeep De, a team from HackerEarth.
Here are some moments from Djangothon!
Sunday Morning Presentations
The highly anticipated Sunday morning presentations are always packed with surprises. It’s when groups talk about what they worked on, their successes and failures, and most importantly, what they learned. We heard from groups about exploring Django and even office table tennis game and twitter contest as energy booster for the participants.
While the hackathon has passed and the winners have been announced, the effect of those 24 hour will be felt for much longer.
Until next year!
This blog was written by Saumya Kapoor from the HackerEarth team