Most developers have participated in a hackathon at one time or another. Whether through an online community like ChallengePost or a collegiate event like Hacktech, hackathons are a great way to expand technical skill and build awesome apps. At AlchemyAPI, we’re seeing companies like Waggener Edstrom and Fidelity Labs embrace the opportunity to spark innovation among their engineering teams by hosting internal hackathons.
Recently, we were able to join the team at Fidelity Labs in very snowy Boston for an artificial intelligence-focused hackathon. App developers and programmers came together from multiple departments to collaboratively problem solve and produce prototypes that address the needs of Fidelity and its customers.