M-GO Hackathon 2015: The Social Network

10/16/2015 , 0 Comments

The League of Extraordinary Minds...Who Knew 2nd Place Could Be So Super? 
A hackathon is a great way for employees to bring their ideas to life. In hackathons products are created, concepts challenged, and ideas are shared. It gives everyone a chance to present their ideas to executives and build something that can have a positive impact on the business. That’s why M-GO holds a hackathon every year. Some of our most awesome features are a result of past hackathons. Last year’s theme was analytics and the winning team was able to build a dashboard that gave us insight into granular pieces of data at the click of a button - but this year we decided to do things a little differently.

According to a study by the Pew Research Center 74% of online adults use social networking sites. The avid social media user, is constantly liking, retweeting, and double-tapping things they find in their feed and data shows that 92% of consumers trust recommendations from friends and family above all other forms of social advertising. So, the theme of this year’s hackathon? Social media integration. Since social media can be an effective branding and marketing tool, we asked our employees to create and develop ideas on how to integrate social features into the M-GO platform.

The 3rd Annual M-GO Hackathon is a two day event, giving teams enough time to make their ideas a reality. As things get started, the air is buzzing with excitement. Team members start going over ideas and strategies as someone quickly tries to write it all on any available whiteboard. Employees are bustling throughout the day but as the day comes to an end, the M-GO crew unwinds with some pizza, football and laughs, to refuel and get right back to it.

Hackathon Shenanigans

Working Hard Into The Night
The following day, finished projects are submitted and the teams start their demonstrations. Many great projects were submitted but there can only be one winner. So without further adieu, the winner of the 2015 M-GO Hackathon is: #Winning! Their idea stood out to our executive team of judges because it’s not only innovative, but can be seamlessly implemented into our current ecosystem.
Our Winning Team: #Winning
Destined For Greatness From The Start
All Team members get to choose one of the following awesome prizes for their efforts:
  • Apple Watch
  • Bose Headphones
  • Sonos Play:3
  • iPad Mini

Want to know more about what they created? Keep an eye out for our latest social feature, coming soon! Congratulations to #Winning!
Runner up was League of Extraordinary Minds. All team members will get to choose from the following prizes:
  • Sonos Play:1
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Nest Protect
  • Samsung Chromebook

Teams SS in LA & The Champions received honorable mentions from the judges as well.

Thank you to all the participating staff that worked so hard on their projects. You made this year’s Hackathon a huge success.


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