The Pre-Conference Day of EMPOWER2017 is wrapping up, and we have done so much already! From the App-a-Thon to the Fundamentals Training to the official EMPOWER2017 kick-off party at the Copley Marriott Hotel, here is a recap of our favorite parts of EMPOWER2017 so far!
For the second annual Quick Base App-a-Thon, we partnered with a local non-profit Boston Harbor Now to evolve one of their mission-critical apps.
Customer League: Fourteen teams made up of QuickBase customers had to put on their "thinking & QuickBase app building hats" and build an app to solve Boston Harbor Now's use case - in just six hours! The competition was fierce and the first round of judging concluded with the teams QuickBase Geeeks and Appinators advancing to the final round, being held tomorrow night during our networking party in the Exhibit Hall. The winning team will be announced at Wednesday night’s offsite party at the House of Blues, and will walk away with $5,000! We would also like to thank Sympo, Supporting Sponsor of the App-a-Thon, who will work with Boston Harbor Now to take the winning app from prototype to working solution.
Developer League: This year, we challenged our developers to get creative and show us what they could do by building an app that included an integration, usage of the QuickBase API and incorporating a unique data capture method. We were wowed by the apps that came to life in just six hours, and look forward to a showdown between In-Famous Performance - Cirrus Ops and Team VARC in the final round of judging.
One hundred customers attended the Fundamentals Training today with the QuickBase University team. Freddie Sabbs, Customer Training Manager, helped new QuickBase users focus on best practices to effectively plan and build apps. This included learning to plan effectively before starting to build an app, and the three main ways you can go about building them.
Direct quote from Tom, CSM at Johnson and Johnson: "It was awesome."
The QuickBase team is excited to officially kick-off EMPOWER2017 with 700+ attendees with a Networking Party in the Exhibit Hall! Be on the look-out for some fun photo booth pictures, sponsored by VARC Solutions, on our social media channels! The Exhibit Hall, which will be open through-out the conference, includes 13 Sponsor Kiosks, the QuickBase Lounge, and our Demo Theater.
Be sure to check out our Facebook album with photo highlights of the Pre-Conference!
EMPOWER2017 is happening in Boston, May 22-25, 2017.