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Remember eMAG Hackathon 2016 – Future Hacks edition

24 hours may seem like a short time, but in the thrill of a hackathon, you may be amazed of what you can accomplish. At the beginning of September we challenged our colleagues from the technology teams to look towards the future of technology and build awesome future-inspired applications. To our delight, quite a few of them said yes. And here we are, September 3rd, 10 o’clock, spreading participant kits to the guys who were coming in large groups, impatient to get things started. Two hours later, we “let the games begin“ and everyone hurried to gather his team and write down their projects strategy. But where there is a […]

What the hack?

In this article I’ll walk you through some of the technologies and fun we had during the 2nd edition of eMAG Hackathon on June 13, 2015. I’d like to share our journey with you, starting with Symfony, moving on to the burger van, writing some APIs with the FOSRestBundle, taking a hell of a ride with the Oculus Rift simulator and ending with the Android SDK deep into the night (true last man standing experience). Our team (Black Team from the eMAG Marketplace application), had a very practical idea, based on a real need we had during the Scrum plannings: a mobile application to handle the meetings and estimations, while keeping record […]

eMAG Hackathon – Mobile Edition 2015

On 13th and 14th of June, the IT eMAG teams participated at the second edition of the eMAG Hackathon: the Mobile Edition. After a successful first edition, over 80 of our brave colleagues from Bucharest, Craiova and Iasi reunited in the Swan Offices and worked for 24 hours to develop mobile applications: from 13th, 12:00 to 14th, 12:00. Starting with 11:00 AM, the teams were there to check in and the terraces of the building began to swarm with groups who were discussing the projects that they would develop. The hallways of an entire floor turned into nine-bot tracks, and it seemed like we could only walk on the two-wheeled […]