May 2014 Qt Hackathon

With Qt 5.3 successfully released we decided to relax a bit and got together for a Qt Hackathon. In similar manner as with the previous Qt Hackathon we arranged in December, teams from all our main development sites joined together to see who can make the greatest, most awesome new project in just 24 hours. Rules of the game are: team work, new innovation, all created during 24 hours.

This time the prize categories were:

  • #1 Best solution for developer productivity gain
  • #2 Greatest graphics ninja work
  • #3 Most creative use of Qt

After 24 hours of happy hacking we voted for the winners. It was very tight match and interestingly we got a tie in two of the categories.

The winning projects were:

  • #1 Best solution for developer productivity gain: "Prototype of QML/JS Heap Profiler, with visualization in QtCreator" and "Did you say TreeView for Qt Quick?"
  • #2 Greatest graphics ninja work: "GPU less 2D scene graph for basic Qt Quick functionality" and "L-system based 3D tree visualisation of with WebGL"
  • #3 Most creative use of Qt: "ColorSay - application to help color blind by detecting colors using phone camera"

Some of the items may later on become  features of Qt, inspire us to make something completely different, or help us to learn how we can make the lives of Qt users easier.

Below are some pictures taken during the event, now we'll go and get some sleep :)

Concentration, concentration:



Hmm, what went wrong there?



Still awake and coding:



Getting there:



Some of the happy winners:



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