How long has it been since you’ve experienced the sense of accomplishment of going from zero to one and making something out of nothing?

How long has it been since you creatively found a way to overcome the difficulties and see the complete end to end delivery of a project?

How long has it been since you’ve had a brainstorm with a team and felt trust back to back when working as a team?

For the past learning and practice, what is the result of the results?

A DevOps Hackathon is the perfect test!

2 days 1 night, start a business together! On November 14th, solstice, 15th, IDCF DevOps Hackathon (Shenzhen) was successfully concluded in a tense, intense and carefree atmosphere. 32 participants from different companies were gathered, including product manager, R&D, operation and maintenance, testing and other roles. Four participating teams were formed on site to complete the delivery of the project.

The IDCF DevOps Hackathon is exactly like a real startup.


On October 24, 2019, A Jie, a programmer, decided to officially quit the IT industry and opened a Boathouse restaurant in Houhai. The restaurant focuses on Scottish cuisine and combines the scientific management concepts of “Agile Restaurant” and “DevOps Dish Management Line”.

The restaurant has been developing steadily, but the sudden outbreak of the epidemic in the first half of the year put the restaurant into a predicament. Agie decided to start online business, launched the Boathouse community co-creation project through open source, and recruited 5 entrepreneurial teams to seek business solutions……

Reimbursing, 4 teams competing in the 2 days 1 night time looking for the second growth curve for boathouse restaurant, business ideas and writing a business plan is put forward, from establishing user portrait operating plan to build a prototype to launch, and the scene building assembly line developed product demo let investors intuitive experience the business plan be born results.

After an intense and intense 36 hours, each team finally completed their own business plan and demo development, and conducted the on-site road show selection.

(User portrait)

DevOps added extra points in the assembly line construction. During the process, all teams chased each other and reported their results in the communication group from time to time. Team Zero Zero won all the extra points in the assembly line construction with its excellent technical strength, and finally won the JEZ Humble Award – Best Assembly Line Team.

Hemingway team won Elon Musk – Best Dark Horse Spirit Award and Edison Award – Best Creative Team two awards, and Hemingway team became the only dark horse in all the past, registered the public account of the team, so that the simulation business has a real platform to show and rely on;

With the highest overall score, the team won the Zuckerberg Award – Hacking Team Award for the best overall score;

Cloud Cloud’s Shaonin won the Jobs Award for Best Individual Speaker.

Starting a business is both painful and happy. In daily work, we often think about problems from the perspective of current business, fall into business barriers and various contradictions, and cannot calmly think about long-term development from the perspective of business.

A qualified professional, whether it is a product, research and development, testing, operation and maintenance or a project manager, who wants to be a one-man manager, must be able to calm down and think about the current business situation, opportunities and challenges. The IDCF DevOps Hackathon dissolves a project entrepreneurship process into 7 key modules, decouples complex project problems, gives systematic thinking to each link, and finds the breaking point of the business.

The IDCF DevOps Hackathon site is divided into 7 modules

  • Module 1: Learn the end-to-end DevOps 5P framework, and have a basic understanding of DevOps concepts and methods.
  • Module 2: Business model innovation, through the business model canvas to solve the key problems of the project, mining users’ pain points, design a sexy business model for the project;
  • Module 3: Product function planning. By sorting out the product vision, defining the core value of the product, and using the user story map to sort out the core functions of the product, the product MVP prototype was built;
  • Module 4: Make product iteration plan, learn and master skills such as story point estimation, iteration goal design, task disassembly and claim, set up physical Kanban and prepare for implementation;
  • Module 5: Build continuous delivery pipeline on site, build development environment and branch strategy, build continuous delivery pipeline, sort out micro-service architecture and complete online delivery of the first iteration MVP version;
  • Module 6: Use impact map to sort out product cold start planning;
  • Module 7: Presentation the project plan and Demo the product. PK of each group will be the winner.

Among the seven modules, five modules that correspond to a project in business planning, product planning and iteration planning, delivery, assembly line and operation of five important promotion plan, lecturer for each module and training key points, and in the real business projects in the field practice and improvement, grasp the broken method of each link.

In these 7 modules, the thinking and methods of Lean, Agile and DevOps are included, which can help the team develop the engineering culture and work concept of continuous delivery while reducing cost and increasing efficiency.

Special segment – [winter brother has words] live edition

There is also a special link in this dark horse scene. IDCF specially planned the round table discussion of dark horse scene, and conducted Q&A based on the pain points of practice.

(Problems and Pain Points)

We hope that more teams will participate in the IDCF DevOps Hackathon, to be with the best, to experience back-to-back team collaboration, and to learn the essence of end-to-end delivery.

(Student evaluation)

It is worth mentioning that the 2020 Dark Horse (Beijing and Shenzhen) is dominated by teams organized by companies. The familiarity and tacit understanding between members greatly contributed to the performance of the team in the race.

The team is the cornerstone of the continuous growth of the enterprise. With the help of partners from the cooperative departments, an enterprise team can complete the whole process from product idea to code delivery within 36 hours, immersing every participant into production from point to point and effectively bringing the learning results back to the enterprise. DevOps Dark Horse helps participants develop a new understanding of the product life cycle, looking at the current situation and solving problems from a new perspective.

For the past learning and practice, what is the result of the results? A DevOps Hackathon is the perfect test!

April 24-25, 2021, Chengdu Railway Station, about? Pay attention to the public number reply “dark horse” to join ~

Source: IDCF community