After the last RJMetrics hackathon, I didn’t think our team could possibly cram more innovation into a 24-hour period. They just did.
Team members unveiled some amazing projects, including:
Spotlight search in our new dashboard UI to provide users with fast access to charts, dashboards, and trends.
Customizations to Zendesk to make our customer support exchanges more streamlined.
A customized sales video generator to provide a personal touch to our sales prospects.
BallerBoard, a TV display engine that automatically shows stats from RJMetrics, Twitter, and other services in a format that’s easy on the eyes.
An End-User Query Browser to allow advanced users to query their data warehouses directly using SQL syntax.
A deployment system for MySQL stored procedures, which will greatly increase the number of analyses we can run natively in MySQL. Last Hackathon’s Median/Percentile feature will be deployed using this system.
A trend-line overlay system that will allow users to fit regression lines to their data and forecast future data points based on these models.
A system for self-auditing and approving RJMetrics Trend/Metric definitions through our UI.
A new concept and 3D rendering of a new RJMetrics conference booth.
An improved RJMetrics deployment system. This is an extension of our new AWESOM-O deployment system and its client application Butters.
Drastic improvements to our physical office environment, including a new reception area and accent walls throughout the office.
Working Capybara integration tests to monitor our UI.
Francis “Buck” Ryan took the crown this time around for his work on trend-line overlays. This was a suggestion that came directly from our feature request page. Existing users can keep an eye out for it in the beta tests of our new dashboard UI.
Buck will enjoy the grand prize: $500 cash to be spent all in one night.
I can’t wait for Spring.