A TicketFactory Hack Day

Today we're running a Hack Day at TTF, we're looking at social login, so allowing people to login through social networks to our site. I thought I'd live blog it, and see where we get to...

9:00 We meet in Starbucks for a Coffee and a Danish, important stuff to set the day up... development fuel.

9:15 Brainstorming begins

Hard at work brainstorming

Hard at work brainstorming

10:15 Brainstorm complete and we have the start of a plan

10:30 The next step is to break this down into a days work on an MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

10:35 Its Kanban Time

The start of our Kanban board, we've broken down the project into small, achievable chunks...

The start of our Kanban board, we've broken down the project into small, achievable chunks...

10:50 Next we start experimenting, prototyping, and discussing how to implement.

Debate around implementing a Social Login page

11:00 - some good examples of Social Login discovered at River Island and Zoosk and great tips over at Coding Horror

Feeling inspired by Steve

Feeling inspired by Steve

11:44 We think we've cracked the design and customer journey now, and we're working separately on the tech piece.

We're Coding!

We're Coding!

Initial design ideas

Initial design ideas

12:00 time for Lunch

13:30 Design continues, we've created a Facebook App, and we have a full technical design for the integration.

Our MVP Social Login Page, currently just focussing on FaceBook

Our MVP Social Login Page, currently just focussing on FaceBook

14:00 Starting build on the login page

14:20 We're at currently at 500 lines of code for our Facebook integration, it's probably not the most efficient, but hey, it's an MVP

It may not look pretty, but this is our first customer login through Facebook :)

It may not look pretty, but this is our first customer login through Facebook :)

15:00 We have login working technically, it's rough and ready, now we're looking at account creation.

We're getting through the board!

We're getting through the board!

16:30 Heads down coding time as we try and get a working prototype up and running

Beer and Pringles, two hack day staples...

Beer and Pringles, two hack day staples...

17:00 An administrative oversight means we are about to be kicked out of the room we're in! we now have Login and Account Creation up and running but haven't tied these into the newly designed pages. we're on the final straight but may have to call it a day soon!