What are 20 programmers able to come up with in four hours? Burda Bootcamp’s new Code Slam event, which took place last week, gave participants two surprise tasks to choose from.
Code Slam versus Hackathon
The big difference between Code Slam and Hackathon is that all participants are on their own and have to submit a code that works in a very short time. The two themes to choose from, chatbots and blockchain, were only announced on the day at the last Code Slam, so that no one was able to prepare for it beforehand.
Two innovative winners
The winners impressed the jury with their ideas and the way they had implemented them technically. Babur Duisenov thrilled the audience presenting a Java-based chatbot assisting in insurance consulting. Tim Jäger received a prize for his Blockchain Implementation in Closure. Both winners were presented with an Apple Watch 2 and 200 Euros in bitcoin.