You've framed your problem, prepared your datasets, designed your models and revved up your GPUs. With bated breath, you start training your neural network, hoping to return in a few days to great results.

October usually marks the start of fall and inevitably also brings with it a festive mood. During this period, one of the events that I look forward to is Hacktoberfest - the annual code festival organized by DigitalOcean and GitHub.

As a team which builds data-powered software for ecommerce-focussed companies, we are always on the lookout for incorporating new development practices into our workflow.

Over the past weekend, Semantics3 had a strong showing at the annual hackathon conducted by Sequoia Capital at Bengaluru. With four of our members invited to participate, we decided to enter as a single team.