Members of the Sleepy Crew Members team: Eugeniu Marinescu & Dumitru Belous (both Senior Software Engineer, Docler Holding).
Can you tell us more about the solution you provided to the challenge cooked by Docler Holding?
In short our project aims to ditch the microphone at conferences, meet-ups or any other gatherings where a microphone is used with an application on your mobile phone.On the phone screen the user has just a simple button where he can join the queue to give a question and can ask a question when it’s his turn with a simple tap and hold.
How did your team experience this 36H hackathon?
It wasn’t our first hackathon and already knew some key organizational moments on which we should focus from the start.There were intense moments because of some technical issues, we went from enthusiasm to despair back and forth a couple of times.
How did you organise work within your team to be able to deliver your project on time?
From the beginning we tried to create a plan to follow but soon we realized we are spending more time on planning than on coding.We just agreed that Eugen will work on the hard technical part of the project and I will focus on the presentational part, landing page and pitch and will aid him if needed.
What were the main axes of the challenge you focused on?
We concentrated on 2 things – to deliver a workable MVP (minimal viable product) and a presentation where the problem and the solution we came up with is understood.
What would be your advice for the 2022 teams?
What we’ve learned this year and would be an advice for others who are participating in a hackathon is to avoid fixing global problems, find a small problem which bothers you and try to come up with a solution for it.