Dev Technology Hack-a-Thon

February 22, 2018 Adam D'Angelo 0 Comment

Dev Technology is hosting a Hack-a-Thon on Friday February 23 in our Reston office. Three teams of five will compete to develop the most user stories while their code is automatically compiled, tested, containerized using Docker and scanned and deployed using a CI/CD pipeline in AWS.

The teams will be starting with an existing application which is an immigration form called the G28, which James Caple built as a demo for the Dev Technology Center of Innovation using BootstrapUI, Angular 5, Node.js and Docker. This application serves as the Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative.

Each team will include three developers, one Scrum Master, and one Product Owner and they will work to add value to the product. The Product Owner will make determinations regarding what is valuable on behalf of their stakeholders and prioritize work with their teams. Examples of application changes that teams might make to increase the application’s value include enhancing the user interface, resolving security scan flaws, or adding improved validation to forms.

Judges will observe the teams working, and at the end of the day, the teams will present their solutions to our judges. Teams will be judged on the complexity of the work they have completed, the amount of work they completed, how well they worked together to solve problems, and how well they created and formalized an Agile process to achieve successful results.

Our winning team will earn tickets to the concert of their choice at the Capital One Arena in a private suite.

Dev Technology Hack-a-Thon Details


  • 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Ste 400, Reston


  • 9:00 – Kick-off and Set-up
  • 10:00 – Hack-A-Thon Starts
  • 2:00 – Judges arrive
  • 3:00 – Team Presentations
  • 4:00 – Happy Hour