What comes to mind when you think of Dojo? According to Urbandictionary, a Dojo is a place of training or a ninja training school. Now you might be wondering...is Kintone Developer Dojo a training school for ninja developers? Not quite! Read on for the answer.
On Thursday, April 12th we held our very first Kintone Developer Dojo at WeWork Montgomery in San Francisco. We were joined by kickass coders from all over the Bay Area, for a hands on workshop that introduced them to our rapid application development platform.
The competition was fierce as teams wowed the judges with their creative demos but in the end AppAcademy won with their brilliant app that sorts movies based on actors, release date, and Oscars won.
Alexina Chong, member of the winning team shared her Dojo feedback with us, “We had so much fun at the Dojo! The Kintone platform is intuitive to use, the hardest part was narrowing down which application we wanted to build-especially with our large AppAcademy group. We went with a movie sorting app because we can all relate to how hard it is to find the movie you want to watch, and flipping through endless titles. This was also our first time winning a hackathon as a team, it was so exciting!”
Alexina and her teammates from AppAcademy walked away with Amazon Echo’s and the praise of their peers.
About the Author
Malena is a Senior Events Specialist and Marketing Campaign Associate at Kintone, where she enjoys getting people excited about Kintone through events they host and creative marketing campaigns. You will find her sketching out new ideas for social media copy, drooling over event catering menus, and flipping through Kintone threads where all the project management lives. Born and raised in San Francisco, she is a natural at finding the best places to eat in the city and navigating towards the nearest Bart station. Malena graduated from UC Berkeley, with a degree in Psychology, roll on you bears!