HACKERFLOW


FLUIDIFYING HACKATHONS

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INSPIRATION

Tired of standing in long lines after extremely long bus journeys, we decided to work for the coding community for once - aim, to fix the problem that has long plagued us.

Using Estimote Beacons, we designed a way for participants to be able to check-in for an event as soon as they are within a suitable range of the venue. This would be done from their own mobile devices and on terms with their own laziness, allowing them to skip the long lines so that they can get their lazy bossoms to the hacking place as soon as possible. We also eliminate the need of wristbands for such events thus helping reduce paper consumption in Hackathons.

WORKING

Hackerflow comprises of an application bundle containing two applciation, one for the hackers to fill in the info and one for the clients or hackathons authorities to pull a hackers data. The server side of 'HackerFlow' was built using Microsoft Azure and both the participant and organization apps were built in Android. Work is still in progress for iOS.


Our aim is to 'HackerFlow' for all platforms and making it a reality. This will be of help not just at hackathons but also finds use in a variety of other cases like restaurants, hospitals, among others. Our aim is simple - 'Help lazy people take the minimum effort'!

EVENT FLOW

  1. Hackers mobile device detects a beacon and as appropriate form depending on his/her location is rendered on their mobile device
  2. Hackers fill in all the information required by a specific Hackathon
  3. A QR Code with the Hackers id is generated and sent to him/her via text using Twilio
  4. This QR code can be used for food, getting T-Shirts and registering for events, minimizing the need for a wristband
  5. A secondary client application can be used to pull information of a Hacker by reading his/her QR code

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