TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Developers Learn To Simplify Under Pressure



Under the pressure that is the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, one team found itself stuck. The product was too complex to complete on time. The team members were tired and depressed and ready to give up until one member of the team, software engineer Alessandro Diogo Bruckheimer came up with an idea to simplify their goal and the app Should I Ride My Bike? was born.

The app is designed to help people decide if you should take your bike each day. Several of the team members are from Brazil says 26 year old software engineer Alan Rafael Fachini and the weather there can be rather volatile. Wake up in the morning, he told me, and it’s sunny and beautiful, but four hours later there are severe thunderstorms and the rivers are flooding. If you have your bike, it’s not a pleasant experience.

To alleviate that problem, the team connected to geographical data, weather data…

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