Once a year the KEGON Villa bursts at the seams - because it is KEGON Day and besides the KEGONesen themselves, many friends, companions and customers follow the invitation to Wiesbaden every year. And so that everyone has the chance to get a seat, offices are cleared, beer benches set up and stools distributed. In addition each KEGON day stands under a slogan, over which long pondered and pondered by the supervisors in the apron. In this year the decision fell on it one ´KEGON Hackathon´ to accomplish.
What is a Hackathon?
A Hackathon (word creation from "Hack" and "Marathon") is traditionally a collaborative software and hardware development event. Alternative names are "Hack Day", "Hackfest" and "codefest". The aim of a hackathon is to jointly produce useful, creative or entertaining software products or, more generally, to find solutions to given problems within the duration of this event. Participants in software hackathons usually come from different areas of the software or hardware industry and often work on their projects in cross-functional teams. Hackathons always have a specific topic or are technology related.
All participants were asked to think about a hackathon topic in advance, so a lot of exciting suggestions came together, seven of which were worked on in small groups at the end. From an "Implementing SAFe Reading List", to "SAFe Kanban Training", "Content Marketing" and "Lunch of all employees per Friday" (MAMPF for short) and much more. - At the end, everyone found a topic to which they wanted to devote themselves. Interrupted by a strengthening lunch break, the teams worked together for almost 4 hours and then presented their work results briefly and crisply to all participants - in the end, even we as teamwork-proven consultants and trainers are amazed each time anew at the valuable results that come about within such a short time. The final decision was very close, but in the end the MAMPF team won the applausometer measurement. Perhaps this was due to the fact that after the hard work everyone was looking forward to the barbecue in the KEGON garden.