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Find out more about the various Cloudreach hackathon’s such as .create() and Skunkworks.

Two Blocks Away: Tangible Interface Empowered By Serverless Technology

Yoyu Li 11th February 2019
Two Blocks Away (TBA) was the main attraction at Cloudreach’s booth during AWS re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas. To play the game, players need to solve puzzles by selecting and arranging physical blocks. Over 400 participants took on the challenge during re:Invent 2018, and many were intrigued by its tangible interaction experience. Let’s take a […]

Motivating more Londoners to be active at the Active Travel Hackathon 2018

Lindsay Kim 26th June 2018
In this post, I share with great pleasure my experience of winning the Active Travel Hackathon 2018 on 12-13th June. The 2-day event was sponsored by Cloudreach, in partnership with Transport for London, AWS and Met Office.   The hackathon challenge The aim of this hackathon was to come up with solutions that encourage Londoners […]

Cloudreachers crank up the creativity for .create(v=5.0)

Chris Schwartz 22nd May 2018
This year marked our fifth .create() hackathon, and it’s been a fiercely competitive event with a total of 7 teams battling it out. The brief was to develop something eye-catching that showcases technical ingenuity and demonstrates the power of AWS using one or more innovative technologies e.g. data engineering, IoT, AI, Machine Learning. With the prize […]

Cloudreach .create(v=4.0) Hackathon winner: NoComprehend

Alberto Alvarez 5th January 2018
It’s always great when .create() time comes around. We especially liked this edition as we could play with some of the services recently announced at AWS re:Invent 2017. NoComprehend is a Slack chatbot that uses a natural language processing (NLP) backend provided by Amazon Comprehend to identify keywords in Slack messages and populates a phrasal […]