Magine Pro Hackathon 2018

At Magine we pride ourselves in offering innovative OTT solutions for all our new and existing partners who operate Magine Pro Pioneer or Premium services. Hackathon events are a great way to bounce around ideas as a team, develop our products and come up with creative concepts of tomorrow.

Not only do events like these promote team building but they also enable our Magineers to share, develop and learn new skills. There are no set rules, and everyone has 100% freedom in the way they organize themselves and work together. We promote a relaxed atmosphere during Hackathon and Magineers are also able to participate in a range of engaging activities that help inspire creative thinking and development.

This month’s Hackathon event was themed ‘User Engagement’. The theme was inspired by one of our partners who recently won a grant to promote European movies. In fact, they challenged us to innovate around gamification. The teams then went to work on multiple different topics that could increase service awareness, user gamification, rewards systems and user experience around content.

At the end of the Hackathon event, the teams delivered four innovative, yet very different projects that each met our partner’s initial request. As a result, we will be presenting them to our partner in the coming weeks and determining which may be developed further and adopted into their service. That’s not to say the ideas generated during Hackathon won’t be adapted in the future and made available to our other partners. This will happen once we have developed the minimum viable product (MVP) and demonstrated a real interest from the community.

Without a doubt, this month’s Hackathon event has been a real success. We’re committed to staging an event within each of our development sprints going forward, enabling Magineers to engage long-term with the development and build of features of they like and think could revolutionize the market.

Don’t forget to check back here or on LinkedIn to find out which idea from this month’s Hackathon made the grade. You can stay up to date with all our latest developments and products by signing up to the Magine Pro Newsletter. And, if you interested in getting involved with our next Hackathon event why not join the Magine team? Check out our careers site for our latest openings.

 

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