The year 2013 for MSF
started with a high adrenaline note with our own version of Ship it day. Shipit was a 24 hour codeathon held at MSF
office, Chennai. The day was 18th
The Background of Shipit
according to our Delivery Head, who had organized the entire program along with
the rest of the team from Market Simplified
“We want to create a work environment to foster
creativity and scratch itches. To play with new technologies and to build
projects together. To learn and to have fun. Our hope is that ShipIt days will provide ample slack time that is
free of direction to spend on building new apps, fixing bugs, improving
internal processes, and contributing back to our communities.”
So with the basics of the Ship it
intact, it was time to commence the 24hour codeathon.
The Count Down: On Friday 18th January 2013 at 3PM
the team talked briefly as a large group once more about what they planned to work on, and then dispersed off into teams (or individually) to begin
4pm, an hour was set aside for presenting their project in the Open Air Theatre,
which was judged by a jury. The Jury comprised of members from different teams
including Corporate, Finance, Technology and Sales
The outcome: With 16
team and 56 participants, it was a huge event with a great success.
Here is the crux of the projects that
- Voice enabled
trading application, Crash log reporter,
Device console for QA to see the iPhone log.
- A trading app to
showcase new interaction ideas like Augmented Reality, Gesture Recognition, and
some new innovative controls, helping user to trade quick and with much more
- Log Viewer via
- Automation and
Release management for devices
- Streamer Optimization in Backend & NIO streamer for Android.
- Two additional
features for our existing Charts component in Android
- MSF Encryption
Methodology, Guidance, Reference Document
- "Predict N
profit". This app aims
to make business out of a common and popular event like a Sports event,
- Android App Widgets
- Push notification for Android devices (GCM)
- Finding NLP based keywords in News articles
- MT4 application for
well-controlled and low risk continuous Integration and delivery for MSF
The Good part
: almost all the projects were ready to
be shipped at the end of the Codeathon.
part: MSF has got a very strong team which can put
together some amazing release ideas in 24 hours!!