Setting up a Nocode hackathon within your organization can be a real game changer, regardless of your familiarity with Nocode technologies, your desire to learn more about this ecosystem, or your desire to find solutions that could help your organization.
Digital tools have undergone extraordinary developments in recent decades. Never before has IT had such an important role in the company and never before has the need for digital solutions been so great.
But all this has had a downside: the time to install, train or develop tools has increased as they have become more complex. It is not uncommon for specific development projects or ERP implementations to take several years.
At a point in time when time-to-market, agility, productivity, quality, security, telecommuting, and collaboration between all teams, including field teams, are more essential than ever, such delays are no longer acceptable.
Good no-code solutions allow to create complete secure, cloud, mobile and collaborative solutions, in a few hours, 100 to 1000 times faster than a traditional development, without any IT skills required.
In spite of all its advantages, due to lack of time, fears about security and presumed difficulties of integration into the company's IT system, Nocode solutions are still too little implemented.
To help discover the benefits of Nocode, the organization of a hackathon can be a good way to start.
The term hackathon is a contraction of the English word hack (quick solution to a problem, whatever it is) and marathon (endurance test challenging the resistance of the participants). In business, a hackathon is a competition that invites participants to come up with the most relevant and innovative response to a business problem.
Initially dedicated to "real" developers, the hackathon is perfectly adapted to "citizen-developers" and is therefore an ideal way to discover Nocode.
The goal: to offer project managers, members of the IT department, the innovation department and/or the business teams themselves, to create in a few hours (from 24 to 72 hours) a first version of the digital tools essential to their success.
Online or physical, or even hybrid, it is applicable to all sectors of activity and all business lines, and allows to solve problems that sometimes have not been solved satisfactorily for years.
And the good news is that when well prepared, with the right tools, easy to use and with a good animation, it is also an excellent team building activity, with a real professional contribution.
In conclusion, a Nocode hackathon allows to debunk the myths about Nocode and is an excellent way to solve business problems while organizing a pleasant team building activity.