Merlijn Buit and Tristan Guillevin, known as team EasyHooks, won the $1000 Grand Prize and custom #DataDev Rockstar trophies. More importantly, they also earned the title of #DataDev Hackathon Champions until Tableau Conference 2020. Team Easyhooks’ winning hack was building a UI interface for Tableau’s newest API, Webhooks.
EasyHooks is a web app that allows any Tableau Server admin to easily enable the recently introduced webhooks in Tableau. By simply entering your Tableau Server login and password, you have access to a user interface to select webhooks to activate and the destination URL. You’ll also see the list of the existing hooks with the ability to remove them. For the demo, they developed a Zapier service that automatically send Slack, Teams, and Email notifications when something happens on the server.