The Teams and Tasks at Hand
Roughly 70% of our on-site staff participated in this quarters Hackathon, with additional off-site staff joining in as well. This aligned with the participation in the previous Smartbridge hackathon, which had nearly an 80% turnout. The members of each team were selected to provide key expertise and resources to aid in the progress of the projects. This included representatives from the following practices:
Business Intelligence and Analytics Marketing & Administration
Going into the hackathon, each of the four teams prepared, planned, and structured their resources to best allocate their time. The common goal shared among each participating group was to complete, or at least gain steady momentum on the project they chose to tackle. Some of these projects had been in the works for months, making the hackathon the final push necessary before near completion or launch. Whether this involved data warehouse building, machine learning, or even direct client collaboration, each team worked diligently to accomplish the task at hand.
One of the unique identifiers of this hackathon was the dynamic and flexible nature of collaboration among the practices. Though each practice and team had a unique project to deliver, team members with specific expertise aided in the inter-workings of different groups. One of which was the interactive Tableau storyboard project, which served as a marketing and recruitment initiative. Data collected from a recent organization-wide survey served to provide a story of the culture and characteristics present at Smartbridge. This would provide aspiring employees access to various avenues of interactive information, from nearby restaurants, driving distances and even temperature variations in Houston.