Nov 10, 2022
During the first week of November, the Mibex offices were turned into a "Startup Village," where eight bright individuals pooled their resources and worked together on projects and solutions to hard business problems. The office was buzzing with energy as we hosted our second annual Hackathon, inspired by Atlassian’s Shipit Days. The results? Three groundbreaking applications were created in less than one week! One of our participants even came up with an integration solution that will save us and other teams time spent developing analytics for our own apps to get better insights, all while working together harmoniously under tight deadlines.
Tuesday morning, we had our first official meeting to discuss and pitch ideas for a variety of apps. The top three app concepts were decided on in under two hours with one conceptual work remaining. These four groups then split into their respective teams over the course of three days, including Diego, who made time throughout his busy schedule as always.
On the final day of Hackathon, our lovely Mexican colleague treated us to a fabulous fiesta with authentic Mexican food and traditions.
This Is What Happened in the End
Checklist Buddy for JetBrains Space
Checklist Buddy for JetBrains Space is a perfect solution for streamlining your Merge Request process. With default tasks for manual work like preparing release notes, testing, or updating public documents, as well as conditional tasks based on files and branches in Merge Requests, Checklist Buddy helps you keep track of everything that needs to be done before merging.
Checklist Buddy is also available for Bitbucket Data Center and Cloud as well as GitHub, making it the perfect tool for development teams using a variety of version control systems. With this app, we entered the JetBrains Space App Contest 2022.
Make your life easier and your development process more efficient with Checklist Buddy.
Monorepo Support for Bitbucket
We have good news for you if working with monorepos in Bitbucket is one of your pain points, as it is for us: our Monorepo for Bitbucket app has improved the Bitbucket user interface to better handle monorepos. Now you can see a commit list or the pull requests you are interested in from a relevant subfolder, making it easier than ever to keep track of important code changes.
Main features we focused on:
- Commit list for subfolder
- Pull request list for a subfolder
Reply Buddy for Jira
Reply Buddy for Jira is a must-have tool for teams that need to keep their replies consistent and want to save time drafting comments. With Reply Buddy for Jira, you can create and save your most-used reply templates so they can be reused in your issues, so you never have to worry about forgetting to use the right template again. Whether you're responding to customer issues or internal requests, Reply Buddy will help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. This is very helpful for teams that have to answer Jira service desk questions from customers all the time. Instead of having to remember to use the company-approved templates each time, Reply Buddy for Jira will do it for you.
Data Studio for Confluence
Last but not least, we built our own Confluence page by leveraging existing apps to get all the important analytics for our apps in one place. All of the most important data from your apps, website, or Confluence documentation can be quickly and easily seen in one place. This makes it easy to track your progress and see where you need to make improvements to your projects.
If you’re looking for a little more excitement and innovation in your work life, or simply want to see what can be accomplished in such a short time frame, then we recommend hosting your own Hackathon. It was an amazing experience to witness the collaboration and creativity of our team, and we know that you would get just as much out of it.
If you have any feedback about these apps, let us know. And thanks for following along with our journey!
Happy Hacking! The Mibex team