This week we had a Hackathon, which was SO much fun. I’ve never been a part of a Hackathon. How it started that earlier this month, we all submitted ideas to the Hackathon pile. From there, they filtered out the ideas that they didn’t think were possible, and the Nike community was left with 24 ideas to vote on, about different things to implement at Nike. The Nike community votes on the ideas, and the top 5 ideas are chosen for the Hackathon. They then spilt up the interns into 5 times, each for an idea and we were given 36 hours to create a protype and a presentation of the product. Although stressful at times, it was a great way to turn an idea to a reality. The best part was being able to use everyone’s strengths to accomplish a goal. Half our team was working on the backend of the coding, while others were working on the frontend and the database. Those who weren’t familiar with the languages were scripting the presentation or researching the problem. In the end, we were able to present to Nike Tech leaders and my team ended up winning. It was awesome to be a part of a winning team and receive feedback so fast.