Find out more about the various Cloudreach hackathon’s such as .create() and Skunkworks.
The tech behind Two Blocks Away
The Game “The aim of the game will be to fill in the board’s missing components with the blocks, and when ready, trigger AWS Rekognition, in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi button. The user will receive feedback about whether or not the board was completed successfully.” Two Blocks Away is a game that invites a […]
Two Blocks Away is heading to re:Invent!
It all started with a Hackathon Hackathons are great events for improving and up-skilling people, whilst having fun, creating and innovating as a team. Two Blocks Away was an entrant to our .create() Hackathon, and it was such a fantastic concept that we’re taking it to re:Invent 2018! We were looking for something eye-catching that demonstrates […]
Motivating more Londoners to be active at the Active Travel Hackathon 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)
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
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]