Weekend Challenge

Presenting our Weekend Challenges. Every Friday, we announce a hackathon-style competition where our developers can compete to provide the best solution for a problem statement. Top submissions win exciting prizes and are forever immoratlized in the hall of fame!
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Week Six

Pac-Man

You all know about Pac-Man, right? At some point in life, we all have played some version of it or the other, and being the OG video game, it is always fun!

The winner of the last week's weekend challenge, Vinod Khadka took things a notch higher, building a version of it in Flutter, that hits just the right nerve to take you back to the old days! 🔥

Amazing work Vinod! 🤩

Vinod Bhim Singh Khadka

Week Five

Build the Chrome Dino Game

What do you do on a weekend? Go out? Sleep in? Binge-watch your favorite show? Play video games?

We thought that's what our geeks do too, but last weekend, our geeks did something super duper cool.

Deepak Gupta, Principal Software Engineer - I, developed a fully functioning replica of the popular Chrome Dino game with all the bells and whistles.

How cool is that?

Deepak Gupta

Week Four

Create an RSS Indicator!

We asked our Geeks to build a CLI tool that could notify the user via a Slack notification, if the RSSI (received signal strength indicator) of the network to which the user's system is connected, falls below -67 dBm. Do note, that -67 dBm is the lowest value that will deliver acceptable results for most online services.

Our Geek Venkata Sandeep Takasi aced the challenge by not only coming up with the most amazing solution to the problem but by actually developing a Mac app with that functionality. Once the UI development of the app is done, we plan to roll it out to everyone on the internet.

Check out the video below to see it in action!

Takasi Venkata Sandeep

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Week Three

A Google Photos like movie maker for your photos!

We love challenging our geeks and last weekend we asked them to create a mini version of Google Photos.

Mukul Pahwa stepped up to the occasion and came up with this beautiful piece of code that takes photos as the input, and categorizes them based on the mood/emotion of the photos (for example all dog photos together, or all nature-related pictures in one group), adds appropriate music to it and creates a montage for you.

What a great job!

Mukul Pahwa

Week Two

Fix the issues with NativeBase!

Our in-house, open-source UI component library, NativeBase can be used for Android, iOS, and web apps.

As part of the next weekend challenge, we asked our developers to make it even better, and we're super happy to announce Gilbish Kosma as the winner.

Thank you very much Gilbish!

Gilbish Kosma

Week One

Git commit message hooks challenge

The Problem

For devs, filling out timesheets every day is a little tiring because of the sheer number of tasks they have throughout the day. This week’s challenge stood to help solve this problem by automating it.

The Winning Solution

The winner Sandeep Takasi’s solution was to create a script to automate the commit-msg hook in the project’s .git folder in such a way that it checks if the commit message matches the required pattern.

If it’s a match, it extracts the necessary data from the commit message which is later used to log the timesheet. In essence, write commit messages and skip filling the timesheets. What a win-win!

Takasi Venkata Sandeep