Ideas that came to life include:
DoorDash for Amazon Echo — Voice controlled food delivery through Alexa.
Insta-Boba — Physical button that orders boba tea and has it delivered to the DoorDash office to feed our office boba addiction.
TableDash — A paper menu with sensors that allows someone at a restaurant to order from the table, with no waiter necessary. The device has buttons which allows picking of items and switching between members at the table. The order is sent directly to kitchen staff, requiring no middle man. The team not only wrote the code from scratch, but also blueprinted the embedded system and soldered together the electronic circuit, the backbone for the device.
EmPythy — Open source library to classify customer sentiment to help our support team understand customer feedback. It’s live here!
DoorDash Transport — Our interns formed a team and built a prototype of a service that would allow users to ask Dashers to pick up items from custom locations. Very handy for those times you leave your keys behind!
It seems like the future belongs to the internet of things, ML, and the highly efficient.
Special thanks to Shayon, our hardworking and fearless hackathon ringleader, Brandon, purveyor of shirts, and members of the hackathon committee Kasey, Viraj, Andy, and Ding!