Twice a year, MuleSoft hosts an internal hackathon to allow teams to focus on passion projects and unique ways of using our platform. Last week, we hosted our second hackathon of the year with the theme Scaling MuleSoft.
“Hackathons are a great way to have engineers bring new ideas that they can turn into products, improve our existing products, try out new technologies, and mainly have fun,” says Mariano Capurro, VP of Engineering at MuleSoft. “It is incredible to see how many of the projects end up as part of our products after each hackathon.”
Many young women love engineering and technology but by the time they reach college and the job market, far too many of them have been discouraged to follow their passion and drop out of the field. The National Girls Collaborative Project reports that while female and male students enroll in advanced math and science courses at comparable rates, women ultimately receive far fewer degrees in computer science and engineering (17.9% and 19.3% of degrees, respectively).
When MuleSoft engineering recently organized a two-day internal hackathon, our team of four:
A while ago MuleSoft started considering sponsoring an organization supporting women in technology. There were many to choose from but we wanted to work closely with an organization that would allow us to be very involved. We also wanted to be inclusive since technology is not just about coding. Luckily, we learned that a new branch of Girls in Tech was getting started in Argentina and were looking for sponsors to organize a hackathon, so we jumped in.
This past weekend, our developer relations team attended CalHacks, the biggest collegiate hackathon on the West Coast, drawing over 1,800 student hackers from all over the US.
The event, which began on Friday, featured an intense 36 hours of coding and learning, featuring tons of fun for every participating team. Collectively, there were over 200 projects submitted!
Beyond the impressive logistics into making this event possible, we were blown away by the the team work on display by the cadre of student organizers at UC Berkeley.
CalHacks was a first of its kind event, and we were thrilled to be part of it.
Get ready to win $1 Million at the Salesforce Hackathon!
Can you think of anything more exciting than locking yourself up for 36 hours and coding away? Neither can we! That’s why we’re excited to join the upcoming Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, taking place on October 10th through 12th, right before the company’s annual Dreamforce conference. This year’s hackathon, assembling over 1,000 enterprise hackers from around the world, will be held at the City View Metreon in San Francisco.
Here at MuleSoft, every few months we take a couple days off and hold a company Hackathon. Usually these are individual efforts to build something unique and interesting using the technology and products that we create at MuleSoft.
To kick off the new year, we decided to sponsor a team event and see if we could get some creative new ideas that might be more then a single person could implement in a day. The goal was to develop an iApp that demonstrated the power of the Mule iON platform. iApps are integration solutions developed on iON that solve a common problem and can be provisioned for use by different customers. The results were pretty inspiring making it difficult for those of us on the judging panel to choose a single winner.