Spot Donation Service
In Dan’s recent blog post he asked “Attending a Hackathon when you cannot hack, how bad could it be?”. Not bad at all, it turns out. The aspirationally named Team Victory rose to the challenge, and won the .create(v=2.0) Cloudreach hackathon with an idea aptly titled Spot Donation Service. In this blog post, we will […]
Eye of Horus
Hackathon theme and rules This hackathon was the third iteration of Cloudreach’s .create() hackathon. We were tasked with creating a GCP chatbot that could answer technical questions posed to it by the user. The questions were then to be run against public GCP BigQuery datasets to search for answers. Our team was composed of Carlos […]
Mad Expert Bot – A GCP Chatbot on Slack
Hackathon theme and rules In Cloudreach we are very keen to not only support our customers on their digital transformations, but also to use our knowledge and expertise in order to contribute to society, and create something new that improves other people’s lives. One of the ways we do that is through the .create() hackathon. […]
Monz. Expenses Automated
Cloudreach .create() hackathon I took part in the first Cloudreach Hackathon known as .create(), and the first in a series, Cloudreachers from across the globe got into teams of 2-3 to create something – with the theme being to “Create something which improves someone else’s life at Cloudreach”. We only had a couple of restrictions […]
Microsoft Inspire – news from Washington
Writing today from Dulles airport following a really interesting week at the Microsoft Inspire conference (formerly known as WPC). Four jolly Cloudreachers spent the week here, amongst 17,000 others to hear the latest from the Redmond crew. If you didn’t make it, here’s a few notes from me to bring you up to speed. Inspirational? […]
Attending a Hackathon when you cannot hack, how bad could it be?
On the 22nd April I took part in a Cloudreach Hackathon called .create() (for more details read the blog about it here). So what is .create()? It is basically a 48 hour hackathon where teams of up to 3 people work to try and create something new. Each hackathon has specific rules; usually about using […]
AWS re:Invent – Summarising the Madness
For those of you who attended re:Invent last week, have you recovered yet? I feel my life expectancy may be a month or two shorter as a result of the trip, yet somehow AWS and the cloudy attendees present managed to make it better nonetheless.
re:Invent – A serious business trip. In Las Vegas.
Ever tried to explain to someone that you’re going to Las Vegas for a serious business trip? Good lord it’s difficult. Something about the Nevada desert seems to make everyone assume you’re on ‘a jolly’. What’s the truth?
Cloudy Game Jam
Last month, my fellow Cloudreachers and I took part in Ludum Dare, a global game jam in which you are challenged to make a video game in a single weekend – certainly no mean feat. Take a look at what we came up with.