Oil and Gas Hackathon – 2019
What an amazing experience. A hackathon was the perfect playground for discovery, where participants had the opportunity to get to know each other better, take on new roles, and break out of their daily rut. Disruptive innovation has become increasingly important to oil and gas, and all industries, as they look for new ways to solve problems, improve outcomes and remain competitive on a global scale. NATI and Noia are working together to bring the first hackathon for the oil and gas industry here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Day 1 – 5:30 PM
After everyone picked up their snacks from the buffet, project pitches started. Ideas were presented to potential teammates in various levels of detail, but each with the same level of excitement! I was so excited and my teammate pitched the idea “Instant Report Application”. Boom!!! everyone loved it.
Day 2: 9:00 AM – 22:00
After everyone picked up their breakfast from the buffet, we started making our flow chart how we going to start and there have so many mentors around that place. We talked to them and discuss what type of problem they faced while working in offshore oil and gas or mine industry. People were even more motivated to finish their projects, or at least get out the best minimum viable product possible. Ideas were explored and developed until the last minute.
We wish to share this experience with all of our ABOUT YOU tech teams, so the results will be presented in an internal Tech Talk, opening the door to further discussion and input. We are convinced that the first Hackathon will definitely not be the last and we are looking forward to another one in the near future.