How to Build a Working E-commerce Product Using Voucherify in One Week? – MACHathon Recap
MACHathon, a Hackaton organized by MACH Alliance, took place virtually, on January 22-29th, 2021. The challenge given by MACH Alliance was to help people get virtually unstuck and create clever products to alleviate the loneliness and mental strain brought about by series of never-ending lockdowns.
As MACH Alliance has phrased the challenge:
“Due to COVID-19’s grip on the world, most of us have experienced what it means to be stuck at home. While that experience is new to many, it has always been the routine for those with health challenges and disabilities - with or without COVID-19. For our MACHathon, show up with your ideas how to help people get virtually un-stuck.”
Seventeen teams from around the world had one week to invent a solution and turn their idea into reality using MACH-certified technologies and composable architectures.
MACHathon members from the MACH ecosystem made their products and knowledge available to the teams including technical and practical support. Voucherify has provided access to its product and technical support to the MACHaton participants.
We are delighted to see two of the participating teams have chosen Voucherify as part of their project. We’re more than happy to see one of the teams receive the Maturity Award (for a submission that offers the most complete end-to-end solution) sponsored by Commercetools. Congratulations!
i-Electra Project – a PoC with Voucherify gift cards
i-Electra, the project that was awarded the Maturity prize, is a simple shopping experience with curbside pickup created by a team from Infosys. The solution helps small retailers get online quickly and safely deliver their products by bringing together curbside pickup, live chat, personalized content, voice search and a gift card campaign (powered by Voucherify) for faster market adoption in a fully responsive experience across desktop and mobile.
Here is what the Infosys had to say about their project:
“We were able to build a fully functional solution with five different products from the MACH Alliance. We were able to do this within a week despite having little or no exposure to most of these products.”
Here is a short overview of i-Electra PoC:
Here you can find more information about the i-Electra project:
- Project description – https://devpost.com/software/simple-shopping-experience-with-curbside-pickup
- Gitlab – https://gitlab.com/machathon/simple-shopping-curbsidepickup
EPAM project – Charity PoC with Voucherify
The second project was built by the EPAM team with Voucherify as part of their technology stack. It was a complex CSR promotional scenario where part of your order totals spent in an e-commerce store would be donated to a medical fund, fighting COVID-19. The proportion donated to this cause would be calculated dynamically, based on current infected/healed ratio. The data about COVID infected/healed ratio is taken from an openly available API, calculated in a custom microservices, sent to Voucherify.io for promotion validation rules management and applied as a promotional campaign in BigCommerce.
Here you can find more information about the EPAM project:
- Project description – https://devpost.com/software/team-1-xmk3og
We would like to congratulate both teams on their creative use cases and the speed with which they have finalized the projects!
Voucherify as a MACH-certified software
Voucherify is proud to be a Certified Member of MACH Alliance.
The MACH Alliance is a non-profit organization governed by an independent board and does not endorse specific vendors, members, or otherwise. The Alliance was formed in June 2020 to help enterprise organizations navigate the complex modern technology landscape. It aims to guide and show the business advantage of open tech ecosystems that are Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless. All MACH Alliance members meet certification principles that are published on the website.
Founding members include: commercetools, Contentstack, EPAM Systems (NYSE: EPAM), and Valtech. The MACH Alliance welcomes technology companies and individual industry experts who share the same vision for the future. Learn more at machalliance.org.
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