Hackathons are another source of fuel for our creative and collaborative fire: two values which are inseparable from the Shopware company philosophy. For those unaware, Hackathons are when programmers – the guys and gals behind every digital thing you enjoy – come together for days on end to do what they do best: drink coffee and improve the world through code. In groups, they work on projects that are normally unrelated to their everyday, work-related tasks.
This year, to promote the exchange of ideas even further, the Shopware Hackathon was made open to the public.
From 5th – 7th August, third-party and Shopware developers joined forces at the University of Münster in Germany, hashing out new ideas and bringing new projects to life. Within the first few hours of the event, small groups formed, each with a singular problem relating to the improvement of Shopware. The remaining time was devoted to working together, relying on different perspectives, in order to solve the problem as quickly as possible. “We accomplished so many tasks that would have otherwise been impossible by ourselves,” said Korkut Kaptanoglu.
For an idea of what an extremely motivated group can accomplish over the course of three days, check out the project overview.
Impressions from the 2015 Shopware Open Hackathon:
All smiles: that's what three days of coding in an awesome atmosphere will do to a programmer.
External developers bring in new ideas and perspectives, which made the event all the more enjoyable.
Over the course of three days, more than 25 developers came together to hash out projects of their choice.
Contrary to popular belief, Hackathons are not always fun and games...