With the team now partitioned, tasks and activities determined and resources assigned, the Hackathon had officially begun. Over the next few hours, each member delved deeply into the task ahead. On any typical Friday afternoon, your ears would be filled with an array of sounds not exclusive to that of laughter, intense yet jovial collaborations, and even the occasional cracks of table tennis balls as they’d whizz across the table in the rest area. This day, however, was met with another kind of phenomenon; endless clicking and clacking sounds of typing and mice abound.
With heads down and clear focus, good progress was made but sooner or later, the challenges began to arise. Team members of various technical backgrounds began to comingle in hopes of solving important issues that were crucial for hitting the defined objectives. The sounds began to shift towards more collaborative yet driven exchanges which would ultimately set the tone for the rest of the event.