Hackathons have always been a part of our Apps for Tableau culture. Everything started when our CTO and Tableau Zen Master Merlijn and Co-founder Tjalling Tolle decided to do a Hackathon and built the first extensions like ShowMeMore, PictureThis and even Mario in Tableau! During our Hackathons all the developers come together in a collaborative, fun environment and work on something fascinating. The ideas and prototypes produced as a result of Hackathons never fail to impress and our latest hackathon was no exception!
What is a Hackathon?
All our hackathons have very deep technical roots, where we focus on one challenge which we all find interesting. How do we do that? During our normal office hours, every developer at Apps for Tableau encounters various challenges which they tackle in innovative ways. However, sometimes we meet ideas which are worth spending more time on together to serve a larger goal. For our hackathons, we pick the most interesting ideas which align with the core values and motto of Apps for Tableau and work on it together.
14-01-2022 – Coffee, brainstorm, again coffee and division of tasks
We started the day with fresh brew coffee and collaborative brainstorming session where we discussed the core idea of the Hackathon and our expectations for the end of the day. Our goals this Hackathon was unlike previous hackathons and that’s what made this hackathon even more amazing and different This time‘, instead of a new extension idea, we decided to build our first standalone product (no Tableau involved).