Works’ Chief Developer and Instructor, Prosper Otemuyiwa, has recently launched his newest Github project on Sunday, one among several that he has been working on for the past four years. Dubbed as the “Laravel Hackathon Starter Pack,” this project offers an invaluable resource for developers who need to expedite the production of minimum viable products.
In under four days, over 500 individuals have already supported this initiative, positioning Prosper as the second most well-received project among PHP developers worldwide.
Let’s pause for a moment to acknowledge the impressive feat of a 23-year-old Singaporean engineer who has exceeded Facebook, a tech giant with a market value of more than three hundred billion dollars, to become GitHub’s most productive contributor. This is an exceptional achievement that should not go unnoticed.
Nonetheless, Prosper remains a crucial part of Work’s operations. Serving as one of their primary instructors, his responsibility lies in ensuring that new recruits are well-versed in the technical skills necessary to thrive as proficient software engineers within the often-daunting world of tech start-ups. As a distinguished expert in PHP/Laravel stack, Prosper is also accountable for maintaining the Works’ community, supervising their open-source enterprises, coordinating local gatherings, and leading two-week intensive training programmes.
It comes as no surprise that many are voicing their unease about Prosper’s astounding advancement in merely a week’s time. As a result of his efforts, Hackathon Start, within this brief timeframe, has already benefitted developers around the globe in creating minimum viable products (MVPs), which is highly advantageous for situations like hackathons where time is of the utmost essence.
When developing a social networking app, it is vital to include several elements such as user registration and login. Utilizing Slack’s chat API or Facebook’s login service are possible options that may be necessary, but implementing them can be a challenging and time-consuming endeavour, especially during hackathons where every second counts.
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As per Prosper’s statement, building and testing these functionalities to validate their proper functioning would consume at least two hours of your time.
While there are many techniques to implement the essential standard features in software development, the general process tends to follow a similar route. With the Hackathon Starter tool, however, developers can hasten the development process and have a functioning minimum viable product (MVP) up and running in just a matter of minutes.
Prosper has emphasized that my source code can serve as a valuable resource for learning how to construct a project from scratch. Hence, I strongly advise anyone keen on the development process to take a glance at the code to acquire a better comprehension of the essential steps involved.
Prosper, a Twitter user and advocate for the Unicode standard (the driving technology behind emoji), strives to inspire young individuals to contemplate computer programming as a potential career path.
Prosper’s ultimate objective in life is to raise awareness and comprehension about cutting-edge technology and production techniques by journeying to various corners of the globe. He also aspires to encourage and motivate others to pursue computer science in order to help them fulfill their true potential.
Click here to test out Hackathon Starter and share your thoughts with Prosper by giving him some feedback.