Get your gears ready for Workplace by Facebook’s first-ever Manila Hackathon
Collaboration is an esteemed means to an end. Anywhere you are — in the workplace or in school — we believe that the best ideas more often than not emerge from a collaborative effort. In Tanda, where employees come from different time zones, we understand how teamwork gets more stuff done.
We aim to preach this to amazing tech talents who are passionate and willing to go beyond their comfort zone. We constantly give them an avenue to create and showcase what they’ve got. So, together with Workplace by Facebook, we’ll be running our first-ever Hackathon in Asia, and it’s happening right here in Manila! The event will kick off on November 9 (Friday), 3pm and will run overnight until November 10 (Saturday), 2pm.
What’s at stake here?
Aside from the mentorship, you will get from both Tanda and Workplace by Facebook some really exciting prizes! A set of experts from said companies will be judging what you come up with, and the winner will take home P30,000 and 1 unit of Oculus Go. We’ll also present a Developers’ Choice Award, which will be judged by the attendees and will be given to the team who got the most votes from their co-participants; they will take home P10,000.
You can go as a solo player or team up with up to five other people. The limit is six in one team, and we expect a lot of compelling ideas turned bots, digital assistants, and other forms of integration.
Are you up for the challenge?
If you’re interested to join, you have to know what you should be building. The theme for this hackathon is all about Integrating Tanda and Workplace by Facebook.
The challenge is simple: In under 24 hours, you have to build a unique and compelling feature relating to roster management and incorporate this solution within Workplace by Facebook.
It will be an overnight coding event where representatives from your host companies will be present throughout the event to guide hackers with their works. Both Tanda and Workplace by Facebook share a common goal: Tanda is a platform that helps businesses make employment easier and more productive and Workplace by Facebook is a new platform for people to communicate within teams from different organisations.
It’s an opportunity for you to share your passion and get rewarded for your desire to solve complex challenges. Come along and work with us to build something interesting. Just bring your own laptop and that Hackathon spirit, and we’ll take care of the rest!
This hackathon is a free event open to all designers, developers, and hackers. To join, follow our Facebook page and register at www.bit.ly/manilahackathon. Tickets are limited to 50 participants only, and they’re running out fast so get yours now: www.bit.ly/manilahackathontickets
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Tanda Open Data Hackathon this weekend – 17th & 18th April
This article is about the 2015 event. Go to hack.tanda.co for 2016’s event details! The Tanda Open Data Hackathon is upon us! Programmers, designers and developers are flocking to Brisbane for Tanda’s first Open Data Hackathon. In a digital era where everything is reachable from the click of a button, it’s no surprise there are now marathons and competitions for the digitally oriented too. Hackathons, e-conferences and everything in between can be a great way to meet new faces in your industry and carve out your own opportunities in the workforce. You can come along as a lone wolf hunting down open data, or bring a pack of friends to brainstorm together. On the first night after pitches, that’s when you’ll have a chance to form your final teams and get ready to compete. Tanda’s Hackathon will be taking place over two locations. Day 1 will see us at our own Tanda HQ for meet’n’greet, drinks and pitches. Then, a fresh start (and a free breakfast) on Saturday morning will begin at Brisbane’s River City Labs. The great facilities at this space will hopefully give all attendants the comfort they need to execute a great pitch. It’s a Learning Experience The main drive of these types of events is that everyone should walk out feeling that learnt something. Whether it’s something a team partner has shown you while trying to create something awesome under pressure, or a competitor reveals a clever trick in their presentation. There’s no point to an idea if you don’t share it. It’s a Networking Opportunity Whether it’s the company hosting the Hackathon or a fellow competitor at the event these are the kind of industry events where you can actually stand out for future employees. Instead of selling yourself in an annoying verbal resume at some cocktail event you can show potential employers your skills in action. It’s a push in the Right Direction Not only will you meet new people, you will receive feedback from the two judges for Tanda’s Hackathon. The first judge will be Tanda’s very own Adam Lyons who spends his time all over Australia helping to implement savvy programs for growth in Australian businesses. Our Guest Judge for the Tanda Open Data Hackathon is Keran McKenzie. Keran has been on the scene helping take start-ups to sky heights for the past 20 years. He’s come up all the way from Melbourne to assess your ideas and test your skills. It’s a chance to help a Great Cause This Hackathon is a “Hack It Forward” kind of event. All proceeds made in this event will go back into student funding for IT, programming, and related student clubs at QUT and UQ. As a Start-Up company ourselves Tanda knows the ideas start with you guys – the students, the idealists, the dreamers and the young entrepreneurs.
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Hackathons and selfie comps – A typical Tanda weekend
This article is about the 2015 event. Go to hack.tanda.co for 2016’s event details! From selfie competitions to interesting discoveries – TandaHQ was buzzing with a crowd of people at last weekend’s official Hackathon. After being featured at Business Acumen magazine, and interviewed on ABC Radio it seems web designers, developers and programmers flocked to Tanda in droves to get their chance at winning the Tanda Open Data Hackathon. You can check out the article here. We had 11 teams compete, with over 50 competitors of all ages and origins, whether that be university students, experienced programmers and even a team of young dreamers still in high school. There were some special guests too. We had three judges to assess and award the best team at the Hackathon. Adam Lyons, our very own whizkid at TandaHQ was the first judge. Then there was Keran McKeznie who flew up all the way from the MYOB base in Melbourne. He was even kind enough to give a recap on his experience at the event, at his blog here. Last but not least, there was surprise judge Jack McGuire – QUT’s student president and long time supporter of innovative business and young entrepreneurs. With the data provided there was a myriad of ideas no one could’ve imagined. The team called “Default Team Name”took the data and features Tanda provided to create the foundations of a face recognition app that could tell you your age, gender and ethnicity. To do that much coding in 24 hours was an impressive feat all of its own. Adam Hibble, one of the team members and president of QUT Code said “If were going to do something we going to be ambitious. So we did something that would normally take months to configure”. A flurry of fingers tapping keyboards resounded throughout the space in River City Labs where our hackáthon takes place. Hibble joked the staple diet of a programmer was pizza, sushi and caffeine. “I’ve had so much pizza,”he groaned. The winning team called them selves Two Weeks Notice. They created a feature that could predict if an employee was going to “chuck a sickie”with 85% accuracy. They tackled the $30 billion dollar problem of how to manage employees calling in sick, and with a fantastic pitch lead by Matthew Brown, it’s no wonder they won the Open Data Hackathon. It wasn’t all serious though. During the event Tanda invited everyone to participate in the selfie challenge using a Tanda Clock set up in the space. The lucky winner was Jessica Barron, who was awarded with a printed shirt featuring her winning happy snap. After a very exciting weekend, Tanda wants to say thank to all who were involved. We can’t wait to see what next year’s annual Hackathon will bring.
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Tanda featured at Business Acumen Magazine
Tanda, the Australian company that has developed globally successful cloud-based time and attendance systems, is hosting its inaugural Brisbane Open Data Hackathon event on April 17 and 18. Tanda is hosting the Hackathon at its Brisbane headquarters in celebration of the milestone in reaching the 300 client level in Australia alone. That client list impressively includes Telstra, IGA, Nike, Toll, Subway, Red Rooster and Australia Post… Continue to read the full article here.