Continuing the Tradition

Continuing the Tradition

Continuing the annual Hackathon tradition, we recently hosted Druva Hack Day IV. This time we outdid our previous Hackathons in a couple of key ways:

  • We expanded the number of tracks, offering Hackathon for developers, Simulation for QA and Support, and Blogathon for the Marketing and Documentation teams.
  • We expanded the event into a global, company-wide event, with participation from both our Pune and Sunnyvale offices.

Our Pune office was buzzing with round-the-clock action by hacking developers, QA, Documentation, Support, UX, and IT. Irene Rao, our Pune office manager, exemplified the Hackathon spirit by delighting the Pune participants with freshly-prepared food served every couple of hours throughout the night, ending in a breakfast that “took the cake.” In Sunnyvale, our Marketing, Product, and Sales teams took part with equal vim and vigor.

When it was time to review the results the next day, the hack presentations continued way past lunch time. My co-judges and I had a hard time narrowing the list to the top 3 – but the real winners were all those who participated and took the entire event to a different level.

Many teams had outstanding ideas with amazing creativity. They will all be given time and resources to productize them in upcoming releases. Are you ready to discover and be delighted by many of these hack ideas in upcoming releases of inSync?

Hack Day


Chandar Venkataraman

With a strong track record of new business creation for consumers, small businesses, and enterprises, Chandar brings strong product leadership to Druva. Previously, Chandar was a product management executive at Intuit, where he spearheaded the launch of several cloud-based offerings for small businesses. Prior to Intuit, Chandar was Vice President of Products at MindTouch and a Senior Director at Yahoo.


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