It was an intensive and fun time to host our How the Hack? hackathon at askui with the theme Beyond the Browser.
In this blog post we will share our thoughts about the first three winners and highlight their awesome projects.
Let us dive right in with the first place 🥳
1st Winners: Gaurav Khurana, Anindita Rath, Mahathee Dandibhotla
The first place not only implemented one but three use cases. Hence they had to speed up their video presentation to stay in the five minute limit. Make sure to slow it down when you watch it.
They focused on mundane tasks that steal a lot of time in your daily live.
- WhatsApp group chat/media cleaner
- Get content from people you follow on social media by scraping it and send it via email
- Recycle Bin cleaner
While all three sound easy to do they fit perfectly well into out theme Beyond the Browser and improve your quality of life effectively.
You can out the code from this Google Drive.
The feedback from our judges was positive all the way:
Very well explained problem statements. Problems that affect our everyday life was used the idea. askUI was efficiently used.
Great at Presentation, Storytelling, Creating a compelling use case. Good one.
2nd Winner: Sheilendra Omkar
The goal of our runner-up was to ease the use of Web3 wallets as that requires connecting it to a user account. This is usually tedious and has to be done for each product separately.
What impressed us the most besides the presentation and project idea was the amount of detail and care displayed in the accompanying Github-Repository.
The judges were very happy because the submission focused on the hackathon theme and also delivered a cross-platform use case:
Good use of the tool and sticking to this year's theme.
This project is automating a desktop app, which is beyond the browser and using askui library efficiently. Hence a good idea. Well structured code.
3rd Winner: Phil Wong
Our second runner-up made an impression with a well-delivered presentation of his submission. And also the use case was very innovative as you can see in the judges comments below.
Phil automated the login to the askui User Portal. What does that have to do with our theme? He did it all with keypress-input only and captured the accessibility of the whole flow with the NVDA-Screenreader.
Check out the GitHub-Repository.
Our judges had some warm comments for this one, too:
Accessibility Testing & askui pairing is a great idea for me. Would love to see if you evolve this more in the future.
Very novel idea and fitting for this year's theme of 'Beyond the browser'. NVDA or any screen reader testing is a little hard and boring sometimes but this initiative lends a helping hand towards it.
It was awesome to see how the participants used our tool to create innovative automations for their use cases.
Also the attention to detail when it comes to documentation and presentation astonished us.
We also learned a lot about the pain points in our product and are deeply grateful for all the feedback we got!
Thanks for making the hackathon worth the effort 🥰
Are you a tech enthusiast looking to challenge yourself? Are you ready to innovate and hack the future? Join us at 'How the Hack?' askui Hackathon on March 3-17, 2023! Here are the FAQs of general requirements to join our Hackathon. Find out more about the general requirements and evaluation criteria on our website!