HackerRamp For M-Commerce Companies – A First?
Bringing together the brightest minds to create unique mobile solutions.
An idea is an idea until it is transformed into innovations. To this end, hackdays or hackathons are a direct way to have substantial impact as they bring together groups of tech’s brightest and most enthusiastic. They solve real problems in an efficient and expeditious manner, and bring expertise in focused areas.
Recently at Myntra, we met over 160 passionate hackers as we invited them to hack their way into some of the coolest technology innovations for the mobile platform. All were challenged to create a game-changing mobile technology, themed around Mobile API, apps and security within 24 hours.
We also had key sessions by Myntra & Flipkart spokespersons along with experts from UIDAI and Makemytrip aimed to inspire candidates to explore the unexplored opportunities in mobile.
Sharing excerpts from an interview with Shamik Sharma, Chief Technology Officer, Myntra
HackerRamp 2015 is the first Open Hack at Myntra. What brought this about?
While open hackathons are common at cutting edge technology companies, it’s about time that the growing m-commerce industry also benefits from it. A great deal of ingenuity can come from external expertise, which will undoubtedly deliver innovative ideas and creative solutions that can benefit everyone involved
If you were participating in this hack, what would you have told yourself?
I strongly feel that the extra effort in making a good product more user-friendly, or simpler, is the secret ingredient in making a good product a great one.
Did the participants at HackerRamp live up to your expectations?
It was an open platform and we had invited tech minds in Bengaluru to hack their way into technological innovations for the mobile platform. Participants from companies like Yahoo, Amazon, Walmart, Intel, IBM, InMobi, Samsung, Flipkart and Myntra participated in the challenge to create a game-changing mobile technology, themed around mobile API, apps, and security within a 24-hour time period.
What was your advice to the participants gathered?
People are too safe; when young, be bold. Take risks. It’s time for us to hack the world.