Adrenaline rush from 36 hours of coding is amazing! Our CEO Kundan Joshi featured in The Observer
What does it take to create an app?
If you’re a UofTHacks participant, it takes an idea and a day and a half.
“The adrenaline rush from coding for 36 hours is strange but amazing,” Aashani Shah says.
Shah is on the executive team of UofTHacks, the largest student hackathon in Canada. General app developers demonstrate their talents at this and other hackathons, which are 36–48-hour student app-developing competitions.
“To prep for a hackathon you can come in with an app you can create,” Shah said. “For example, you might want to know where all the dog parks are nearby so you can take your dog for a walk.”
These competitions are intense and they’re a great way for aspiring developers to get noticed, as they bring out a developer’s creativity while under pressure, Kundan Joshi said.
But that’s not how all apps come to be, said Joshi, CEO of The AppLabb, a web and smartphone app development company headquartered in Toronto’s Liberty Village with offices on four continents.
“When you’re constructing a building you have architectural blueprints. It’s similar when you’re constructing a piece of software.” — Kundan Joshi
“Technically an app is an application and an application is basically something that is helping you solve a problem,” Joshi said. “First a client comes to us with an idea, they can be a tech start-up company or a major corporation.”
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