Gone are the days where technology takes 6-months and an army of developers to build and deploy. Thanks to agile processes we can all benefit from the rapid development of technology that solves our business problems via hackathons and rapid prototyping sprints. This is where we shine best.
How our process rapid prototyping sprints work:
Understanding the heart of the problem is where we begin first.
2-Week Prototype Sprint
After the idea has been formulated we lock ourselves in a room and begin hacking away. We do step outside of our self-imposed cages to get your feedback and iterate based on it.
Review & Business Case Development
With the prototype ready we assess how well it works and collaborate with you in developing a robust business case so that you are able to scale it across your organisation.
Implement & scale
The most nerve wrecking stage for any business leader. It also happens to be the most rewarding stage too!We collaborate with a selected Tier 1 partner from our network to implement and scale our solution across your business.
Claire Perry, the Rail Minister at the time mentioned during our hackathon that as a Passenger, finding available seats on trains can be challenging. You don’t know how busy a service is before boarding and you don’t know which carriages have the most seating available. Together, overcrowded trains and lack of seating results in a poor overall customer experience.
The ORR asked Hack Partners to help them predict when a project may begin to underperform using data they received from Network Rail
Trainline presented their challenge at our 48 hour hackathon. One team took on Trainline’s challenge and built a working prototype over the weekend. The idea was to build a chatbot that could listen, learn and predict crowds on train carriages - thus Busybot was born. The team then worked post-hackathon with Trainline to implementing BusyBot into Trainline’s main app.
9.5 million passengers use BusyBot every year to find seats on trains.