HMU30: Innovation in Personal Communications

Publicado el 14/10/2016 por Outreach Committee

For another quarter, we come to the end of our most creative 32 non-stop hours with the thirtieth edition of our Hack Me Up. This time the Product track topic was Innovation in Personal Communications,

As usual, these 32 hours gave complete freedom to its participants to create work groups with colleagues in other areas or teams and develop their own product ideas, apart from their daily jobs.

In this edition there were several projects registered, amongst which there were ideas on voice calls or chat. And the winners of HMU30 were the following:

  • Peek and see was the winning project in the Product category. César, Alejandro, Pablo and Jose made a project using the iOS SDK that transcripts recorded calls as a chat conversation.
  • Aarón, Edu and José Antonio raised the Geek cup thanks to their Foostastic, a project like a comunio but for the internal Tuenti league.

Despite there being only two winning projects, many of those presented were of excellent technical quality and may be implemented at Tuenti for the use of our clients and users. We’ll keep you posted!

Congratulations to the winning teams!

HMU29: and the winners are…

Publicado el 17/6/2016 por Outreach Committee

Another quarter, another Hack Me Up. The 29th edition of our internal programming competition has just finished at the Tuenti office in Madrid. Bots from the sofa was the theme of this edition, which is why projects were focussed on bot technology.

With 13 projects presents, these are the final results:

  • Super Call Saving Player, the winning project in the Product category. Jessica, Manolo and Rayco made a new awesome player for the call saving functionality.
  • Tuenti Core was the project that took home the Geek Cup. Sergio made a multiplatform development in C# to show the posibilites of the .net framework. Very geek, indeed.

Despite there being only two winning projects, many of those presented were of excellent technical quality and may be implemented at Tuenti for the use of our clients and users. We’ll keep you informed ;)

Congratulations to the winning teams!

Hack Me Up 27: Back to the future!

Publicado el 23/10/2015 por Engineering Outreach Committee

How do you imagine telcos in 50 years’ time? That's the question we posed to our colleagues yesterday at 10 am before they set to work for 31 hours in order to come up with one or more cutting-edge projects in the field of mobile communications.

The results not only met our expectations, but exceeded them. In this edition we made use of beacons and a Software Defined Radio (SDR) in order to explore the participants’ creativity to the fullest and to make use of the benefits of these devices for hacking.

There were lots of ideas and more than 15 very interesting projects, but in the end the winners of the 27th edition of HMU were:

  • In the Product category, the winning project was Emotisonos by Carmen, Andrés, Pablo, Víctor and Carlos, which consisted of creating voice filters to use when calling.
  • Suso, Stefan and Laura lifted the trophy in the Geek category with Goal to the Future, a project with a Raspberry Pi and a camera to get a replay of foosball's goals.

Challenging everything is in our DNA, which is why we are even going as far as to challenge the rules of the telco sector by developing projects that are at the forefront of technology and that will surely set the trend in the market. Congratulations to the winning teams and to all the participants! We will soon find out which projects become reality.

HMU26: Improving the customer experience

Publicado el 03/7/2015 por Engineering Outreach Committee

The 26th edition of Hack Me Up came to a close with a final in which the voting was very close, with a total of 13 projects submitted. This edition, which began at 10am yesterday, drew to an end after 31 hours of non-stop coding in our Madrid office located on Gran Vía.

As always, there was no lack of pizza and energy drinks. An early morning coffee and then down to work. Over 30 people took part in this event which was eight hours longer than usual in order to enable us to move forward with one of our key business points: our customers’ experience with the service we offer.

With plenty of good ideas and innovative projects, both in the Geek and Product categories, the two winning projects were:

  • Product: The winning project, Don't waste money, don't waste time, by Ramiro R., José A. and Alejandro V., consisted of a way to filter spam calls and to call 902 numbers via VozDigital, among other functionalities. 
  • Geek: Don't show me the money, by Carlos P., Ignacio M., Emanuela M. and Sergio G., won the Geek award for creating a new payment system for the whole team to use at lunch time in the office.
Congrats to both of the winner teams! Now it's time to know which projects of this HMU will become a reality, in order to improve our products and services everyday. We'll keep you posted on this.

Horrific #HMU24 at Tuenti

Publicado el 31/10/2014 por Engineering Outreach Committee

The 24th edition of our HMU ends after 24 hours of coding with a winner team at the Tuenti office. In this edition, we focused our projects on bringing communications in the Tuenti app to the next level, so we can keep offering added value products to our customers.

The Tuenti guys started their projects yesterday at 18h and finished them today at the very same time. 24 hours non stop when there were dinner at the office, naps, funny moments, tests, redone code and tons of work to carry out.

The winners are elected by the votes of all Tuenti employees. This time, the winning project was the one by Alfredo B. and Pedro L., Tuenti Desktop FTW, a native multiplatform desktop client for Tuenti.

And what better way then to close this 24-hour HMU than to celebrate our Halloween party Tuenti style: costumes, prizes, food and drinks, music and a lot of scaaaaaary stuff!!