A 100 year old company. A 60 year old venue. A collaborative event to make the best out of XPages - the latest in Lotus technology.
Presenting IBM XPages Code-a-thon.
We were five developers from different backgrounds and organizations putting our coding skills to test. After an initial puzzle session to energize the grey cells, we sat through a brainstorming session to list out the possible ideas to collaborate on. We, and the members of the organizing team, put forth ideas that we hoped would materialize post the event. After an hour of discussion and weeding out the not-so good ideas, we judged the Social Profile Aggregator as the winner. We saw a lot of potential in this idea because of the utilities that it had to offer.
Machines were set in place and software was installed. We gulped down some coffee and began coding.
We put together the architecture of the entire app and designed a workflow. We zeroed in on LinkedIn, the professional network and divided our tasks. After two days of hard work and camaraderie, strangers had become co-creators of an app!
Can't thank IBM enough for giving us this opportunity to learn, code and experience.
The app can be downloaded here: http://ibm.co/I8T7QV
Prem Piyush Goyal
India Software Labs
IBM India Pvt Ltd