Nice to meet you all. I am Hyeonji Jo, an IOS developer at LINE. On this post, I’d like to take you to the LINE Hackathon 2017, held in December 13th to 15th, 2017. LINE has been holding regular workshops for LINE’s iOS and Android engineers, consisting of a number of sessions and a short, day-long hackathon. A lot of feedback to the previous workshops demanded more time for the hackathon; participants had brilliant ideas but the time allocated had been a bit too short to develop them. So, this time, no other sessions were setup but the hackathon. I reckon no matter how long you are given, you will have to fight off that regretful or depressing emotion that remains afterwards. However, given twice the time this time, the completeness of outcome was much more satisfying, and the teams came up with more various and fun ideas. I am already missing the event so much.
The attendants were iOS and Android engineers as well as QA engineers from LINE offices in Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Teams had been setup before the event, and we had about 30 teams. Since the nationalities were all different, the main language used in the event was English.