The myriad ways that our community uses the platform to solve automation problems remains a source of enormous satisfaction for everyone in Tines. The YDWWT (You Did What With Tines) competition gives us a chance to celebrate the creativity and expertise of our users.
The Winter Wonderland Edition of YDWWT was the perfect ending to an incredible year for the company and for the platform. We received entries that ranged from the hilarious, to the deeply useful to the mind-blowingly complex.
Picking a winner was hard, really hard, but one entry somehow managed to be both entertaining and incredibly useful in a work context.
So it’s with much delight that we can announce Handogotchi as our winner! It was created by Valentine Mairet, a Security Engineer at GitLab. Gefeliciteerd Valentine 😃
Not only did she create a great automation, she also made a perfect video to accompany it. Check it out!
Handogotchi brilliantly manages to gamify the process of team handovers. This fantastic tool uses the best of Tines along with the best of the Slack APIs to ensure handovers happen between teams. It’s particularly important for fully distributed global teams like GitLab (and ourselves).
GitLab has kindly allowed us to share a version of the Tines Story with you all, so you can see how it is constructed. You can import the Story JSON into your Tines account to learn from it. If you don’t have an account you can register for an always-free one here.
Handogotchi really highlights how non-developers can use Tines to create powerful automation tools, of any type, that make a real difference. It also reinforces the point that good APIs enable tools like Slack to deliver value in ways that its creators never envisaged.
Let us know if you create your own Hando. ~ヾ(＾∇＾)