Cosmonauts have teamed up with Onit to create a promotional Hackathon called Hack the House. Five teams will be using Onit’s Apptitude platform, a “no-code” app builder to plan and create a hack solving a predetermined problem. Onit enterprise software is designed to help your business teams streamline operations, control costs, gain visibility into projects and reduce company risk.
Hack the House is a friendly competition between Onit customers, partners and staff to see who can build the most useful and compelling workflow and collaboration solution using the Onit Apptitude Platform.Each team is made up of legal and business experts, certified App Builders and project managers.
This is a public event from October 26th until November 13th with 2 weeks of public voting to decide the winners. All teams will be giving weekly updates via video and blogs giving watchers the chance to stay up to date and show support for their team.
What’s a Hackathon?
We hear the word a lot. While some may be quite familiar with it, others may not. So let’s define it. Hackathon is a meshing of “hack” and “marathon.” In a general sense, it’s a collaborative group that works together to solve problems using technology. For example, Onit united with Consilio and Adobe earlier this year to create the Evergreen Donation Emergency Network (EDEN) for a hackathon to solve complex COVID-19 problems. The app, built on Onit Apptitude (a workflow and business process automation platform), connects donors with excess supplies to organizations in need. You can view the EDEN demo here.
Who can Participate?
Hackathons aren’t just for coders. The best results come when people with different strengths and backgrounds are involved. They bring their perspective to the project, which creates stronger results. For example, coders can build a workflow to solve a problem. Still, you need people with intimate knowledge of (for example) the corporate legal operations or process experts to ensure you get the best outcome.
Hack the House
Now, Onit continues to foster innovation with the launch of a new hackathon: Hack the House.
Hack the House is a friendly competition between Onit customers, partners and staff to see who can build the most useful and compelling workflow and collaboration solution using Onit Apptitude.
Each team consists of legal and business experts, certified App Builders and project managers. The teams will have three weeks of virtual hackathon time to identify a challenge to solve, define requirements and build the solution.
Hack the House has of five teams, with each one focused on a particular challenge theme:
Team Pro Bono.
Once each team builds its solution, the Onit sales engineering team will help them put together a demo story and short video to highlight the solution’s strengths. A judging panel of in-house legal leaders and a public vote open to everyone will determine the winner. That’s right – you can vote on which team should win. To keep tabs on the hackathon’s project, sign up for updates here. You’ll want to sign up soon because the team members will be released next week.
Hackathon Building Timeline
- Week of Oct. 19 – Team brainstorm meetings and projects locked in
- Week of October 26th – Building begins
- Weekly video build and team progress updates from each of the teams
- Building ends November 13
- Judges voting November 16th
- Public voting November 23rd
- Voting ends December 8th
- The winner will be announced on December 15th via public webinar
Workflow and Business Process Automation for Corporate Legal Operations
Corporate legal departments have used Onit Apptitude for years to build innovative solutions to solve enterprise challenges. More than 5,500 apps and 130 solutions have been built on Apptitude, with varying uses such as enterprise legal management, automating the TREAD reporting process and managing the necessary business processes, reviews and approvals for the transfer of assets between portfolio companies. You can read about all the different ways corporate legal has leaned on Apptitude here.
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