People say that “Kitchen connects the Clan” but what happened on 08/03/2019 witnessed something totally magical at the office of iView Labs where “Creativity connected the clan !” In one of a kind theme party where the theme was to bring together health and happiness, iView Labs family gathered for a fruit juice party!
A simple word ‘Day out’ when I heard, gave me exhilaration and happiness. Thoughts were racing in my mind about the venue, activities etc. The idea to visit this place was to refresh, relax, and to switch off ourselves from a busy schedule. Everyone was eagerly waiting for this day to come as we all were gear up to end our year 2018 with a lot of fun.
A fresh morning of ‘29th December’ we all gathered at a decided spot and began our journey to Nature’s Abode Homestay, with a purpose to experience and explore new things which we don’t get to do in our daily routine. The details related to location and activities were surprised for us which turned into a small treasure hunt activity to reach at the location, as we were visiting this place for the first time and it was not available on google maps. Finally, we reached the venue and were ecstatic to see the surroundings so beautiful with a delightful atmosphere. Everyone seemed to feel energetic & rebellious. Activities were organized in the structured play by our host #wandergupt but we were asked if we wanted to do something on our own. So we decided to play cricket. Two teams were made, coins were flipped and the game of cricket begins. In the end, a friendly atmosphere was developed amongst each other.
After a good play of cricket, we had breakfast to regain the energy for the remaining activities. All the members gathered for some unusual activities as organized by #wandergupt. The host made sure to keep us on our toes with brilliantly planned activities. We had some activities related to fun, brainstorming, nonverbal communication etc. which made us realize how effective the work can be done in different constraints. These activities brought all of us together and made us understand each other better. As a team member working in a company, we always know one side but such activities are important for team bonding and communication.
“ Be creative and explore yourself by accepting the challenges “ –Anonymous
After lunch, some played badminton, throw and catch the ball and had a group discussion about upcoming activity. The next activity in which we divided ourselves into 3 teams and to create a play on any of three different types “Mime, Street play and Musical”. We took 20 minutes to come up with a plot for the play and enacted the entire play. Everyone got so involved in the act they made props with available surroundings. All three teams, though little nervous, were ready to enact. This task explored a complete non-techie side of all the team members. One team took a standing ovation by ending the play with our national anthem. All these activities were followed with all the positive messages for the coming year and also an introspection for us to be build gratitude towards the good things happened in 2018.
“ If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be “ – Maya Angelou
The sun was setting, birds were chirping and soft musical notes were being played on the guitar was a perfect way to end our day out. It was a day full of smiles, happiness and a memory to cherish forever.
A DAY TO REMEMBER WITH LOTS OF MEMORIES AND LEARNINGS.
– Team iView
A Six Hour coding challenge hosted by the Team “iView Crafters”
Hackathon 2018 is an in-house Six-hour coding challenge that is a small glimpse of the bigger picture of our team “iView Crafters”. Hackathon will be on winning row on bigger outhouse Hackathon and try new cutting-edge technologies to not just improve quality of knowledge but also to maintain a healthy atmosphere in the team.
The team took a short break from the usual work and projects to develop mind-blowing Apps in a short instance of time. Hence, Hackathon is the first step towards the great journey of iView Labs with a vision of many more Hackathon’s to come with lots of twist, fun, and excitement in near future.
“We never send an untrained soldier to the battlefield to win the war”
iView Labs wants to strengthen its team to win any challenges on any Hackathon. So let’s see how we took our first step.
Inspired by previous Hackathons helped me to decide the basic road map of Hackathon, with that proposal I got clearance from management. That left me with one pre-task “Save the date”, Hence I was so excited and curious as our CTO decided to keep the Hack Challenge surprise including me.
On the day of Hackathon, we were all set with full of enthusiasm and excitement. Once everyone was onboard, two teams were formed in randomize way that every team was balanced and had fair power to make competition more exciting.
When two teams were ready to do anything to win, Pandora’s Box was opened with Hackathon definition – “To create funny image filters”. Both the teams took-off with the spirit of Competition and started at 11 o’clock with the deadline to finish at 4:30 o’clock.
“Hackathons are like marathons. Some people go to compete but most people take part to better themselves and have fun”.
Both the teams brought best weapons to the front and start planning how to win Hackathon in short time of 6 hours. Once planning was finished everyone starts coding like machines without a single break of even food and water. Both the teams had a different strategy like one team choose Google vision library and python pillow library to put monkey’s face on will smith’s face to make it funny and other team try to put funny object like hats, crown, funny faces and filters on captured photo with native inbuilt features of web, Android, and iOS.
Two new amazing products were created with name “Imagic” and “Snaprap”. In such short time both the team doing lots of planning, meeting and coding win the completion. As they say –“Time never stops” and the time’s up. Both the teams started presenting their idea and how they convert that idea into reality and give physical form with which path they take to archive. Both the teams could not complete the product but outcome was Fantastic – Something which left us spell-bound on the feeling satisfaction and strength.
As There is only one winner in the game, with strong competition the winning team was “Snaprap”.
The event was wrapped with a feeling of satisfaction, self-confidence, and the best part was to realize the strengths that our teams have.
How amazingly both the teams participated and crafted eye-catching and mind-blowing ideas in just a couple of hours.
Team iView always proves its tenacity and capacity but this time the result truly proved that Team iView is a team of Great minds with Super supportive Leaders.
Cheers to the Hackathon and with a strong vision to take it to the next level!