HappiHacking at your service
Our main service is to be your Full-Service Project Partner, but sometimes you already have your system up and running and you need help to scale the development or the performance of the system. Don't worry, HappiHacking have some other services that we can offer you to help you achieve your goals.
- Take your idea from paper to a working software solution.
- Deliver a full implementation within time and budget.
- Analyze existing systems to see if they are built with optimal design and implementation for current and future needs
- Identify root causes of problems
- Provide possible solutions
- An effective way to validate your system architecture.
- Fostering a positive relationships within your team
- Highly skilled and with long experience in managing and making teams gel, perform and deliver.
- Enabling teams to deliver with a value-first mindset.
- Coaching teams to use "the Happy Path" method.
- Providing the right level of project management and agility needed by the customer to succeed in an ever-changing world.
- Focusing on value created by the project.
- Optimizing on time to delivery.
- Helping organizations and engineering units to scale, including expansion to new markets and countries.
- Mentoring managers in delivering value.
- Helping organizations embrace "Time > Money"
- An in-depth course dedicated to understanding and optimizing performance in BEAM, the virtual machine that powers Erlang and Elixir programming languages.
- Thinking in Processes.
- The inner workings of BEAM and how to optimize your programs for performance.
- We take your idea from paper, or just a thought, to a value producing service.
- Focusing on value created by the idea.
- Depending on your needs we can deliver:
- A Proof of concept (POC)
- A Demo
- A Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
- A first full version of the product.
- Coaching individuals or groups in how to:
- Delivering value
- Using "the Happy Path" method
- Thinking in processes
- Erlang or Java development
- Property based testing
- Doing agile right
- Analyze your development needs
- Configure a development container for your project
- Hosting your containers
Let HappiHacking be your partner in transforming your ideas into reality. With our full-service project solutions, we'll guide you through every step of the process, ensuring exceptional results and a successful outcome. Get in touch with us today to discuss your project and learn how we can help you achieve your goals.
Full-Service Project Partner
Our main service is to be your Full-Service Project Partner, taking your idea from from a fully implemented software service. We do this in five easy steps.
Assessment: We'll start by analyzing your project's requirements and identifying potential challenges, ensuring we fully understand your needs and goals.
Design: Our experts will craft a tailored system architecture that's built for scalability, maintainability, and peak performance.
Implementation: With a clear plan in place, our skilled developers will bring your solution to life, ensuring it meets your exact specifications.
Optimization: We'll fine-tune your system to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently, maximizing resource utilization and minimizing waste.
Support & Mentoring: Our commitment doesn't end with implementation. We'll provide ongoing support and mentoring to help you navigate any challenges that arise, ensuring your continued success.
Sometimes we do a step 1.5 rapid prototyping to test the viability of the ide very quickly. We also sell rapid prototyping as a separate service, see below.
Deep-dive analysis and problem solving
We excel in deep-dive analysis and problem-solving, offering comprehensive expertise in analyzing existing systems to determine if they are designed and implemented optimally for current and future needs. Our competences include:
Deep-Dive Analysis: We have a strong capability to conduct in-depth analysis of complex systems, thoroughly examining their design, architecture, and implementation. Our experts delve into the intricate details to gain a comprehensive understanding of the system's strengths, weaknesses, and potential areas for improvement.
Problem Identification: Our team specializes in identifying the root causes of problems. Through meticulous investigation and analysis, we pinpoint the underlying issues that hinder system performance, efficiency, or stability. Our keen eye for detail allows us to uncover hidden problems and address them effectively.
Solution Provision: Once we identify the root causes, we provide a range of possible solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. Our recommendations are practical, effective, and aligned with industry best practices. We consider factors such as scalability, performance, security, and maintainability to ensure the proposed solutions are robust and future-proof.
By leveraging our competences in deep-dive analysis, problem identification, and solution provision, we empower our clients to optimize their systems, enhance performance, and overcome challenges. Trust us to deliver thorough analysis, uncover hidden opportunities, and provide actionable solutions for your organization's success.
System Validation through Tech Lead Mentoring
It is not uncommon to turn to outside expertise for validating system architecture or other design decisions. This typically involves management getting a report at the end on the good or bad choices the in-house developers or system architects have made.
We believe that this method has an inherent flaw in creating a certain amount of hostility against the external experts. The staff feels audited and the final report is perceived as a verdict on the system’s quality.
Instead of a system review we offer Tech Lead Mentoring, where an experienced developer and system architect joins a team, or several teams, alongside with the regular team leads. Initially, the expert will learn about the system from the team’s perspective, and then progress to act as a bouncing board or a mentor to the tech lead depending on the experience of the team lead.
We believe that this approach is a more constructive way of offering the experience and expertise of our consultants.
For the initial phase, we think that a couple of weeks full time is sufficient to learn enough about the system to provide some insights to the team. After the initial knowledge transfer, the consultant can move to a different team, or stay in the team if this is deemed more suitable. After the initial phase, the time spent could vary depending on the need of the team. It might just need a weekly update of a day or so, or it might need the consultant as a development resource.
We are a highly skilled and experienced team with a strong competency in managing and fostering high-performing teams. Our expertise lies in:
Team Management: With our extensive experience, we excel in managing teams and creating an environment where individuals can come together, gel, and thrive. We understand the dynamics of team collaboration and leverage our skills to build cohesive, motivated teams that consistently deliver results.
Value-First Mindset: We are dedicated to enabling teams to deliver with a value-first mindset. We emphasize the importance of understanding and prioritizing value-driven tasks, ensuring that every effort contributes directly to the overall objectives and success of the project. Our coaching instills this mindset, enabling teams to focus on delivering meaningful outcomes.
The Happy Path Method: We specialize in coaching teams to use the Happy Path method. This approach emphasizes streamlining processes and minimizing complexity, leading to smoother and more efficient execution. By guiding teams to identify and optimize the most direct and error-free path, we help them achieve better outcomes and improve their overall performance.
With our expertise in team management, value-driven mindset, and the Happy Path method, we empower teams to come together, perform at their best, and consistently deliver results. Trust us to provide the guidance and support needed to foster a culture of success within your organization.
In the dynamic landscape of today's business world, we at Happi Hacking understand the need for agile and adaptable project management. We offer a tailored approach, adjusting our strategies to best suit your unique needs and help you succeed in your specific industry.
Our team emphasizes the inherent value of your projects. Beyond simple task completion, we focus on the broader impact of your project on your business objectives. By aligning our strategies with your goals, we seek to deliver outcomes that contribute to your company's growth and profitability.
To ensure the timely realization of these objectives, we utilize advanced tools and methodologies to optimize project delivery time. Our approach is designed to deliver results promptly while maintaining the highest standards of quality and performance.
With Happi Hacking, project management is more than just overseeing tasks. It's about creating a roadmap for success, ensuring that your projects align with your strategic vision, and delivering results that drive value to your business. Trust us to guide you on your path to success with our efficient and effective project management solutions.
Top level management
In the realm of top-level management, we at Happi Hacking are dedicated to facilitating growth and scalability within organizations and engineering units. We recognize the complexities involved in scaling operations, including expanding into new markets and countries. Our experts provide strategic insights, guidance, and hands-on assistance, ensuring a seamless transition during expansion phases.
We firmly believe in the power of effective mentorship. Our experienced team offers support to your managers, coaching them to consistently deliver value. We aim to nurture leadership skills, bolster decision-making, and foster a culture of innovation and productivity within your management ranks.
Understanding the unique challenges of today's business environment, we champion the principle of "Time > Money". We help organizations adopt this ethos, emphasizing the importance of strategic time investment to generate lasting value. We guide you to prioritize actions that save time in the long run, leading to sustained profitability and growth.
At Happi Hacking, top-level management isn't just about oversight—it's about nurturing growth, empowering leaders, and instilling value-driven principles. With us, you're investing in a partnership that paves the way for long-term success and prosperity in your organization.
Course on thinking in processes
We're thrilled to present our latest offering: an in-depth course dedicated to thinking in processes and optimizing performance in BEAM, the virtual machine that powers Erlang and Elixir programming languages.
With our course, you'll gain the tools and knowledge to fully harness the power of BEAM. Our curriculum covers essential topics, including:
Thinking in Processes: Unlock the potential of BEAM's process-oriented design, enabling you to achieve massive scalability and robust error handling. This course segment guides you to think in processes, a fundamental shift that can greatly enhance your coding efficiency.
Memory & Garbage Collection (GC): Master the nuances of memory management within the BEAM environment. Dive deep into BEAM's real-time garbage collection, an essential area of knowledge for writing efficient, high-performance code.
Data and Scheduling: Learn the art of data management and scheduling in BEAM's concurrent system. Understand how BEAM schedules processes and manages data, ensuring smooth operation even under heavy loads.
IO: Explore input/output operations, often a bottleneck in application performance. Gain granular insights into BEAM's IO approach and acquire practical strategies for optimization.
The VM and The Compiler: Get up close and personal with the BEAM Virtual Machine and its compiler. Dive into these core components, shedding light on their roles in overall system performance.
Operations, Monitoring, and Debugging: Develop the skills to monitor, debug, and perform various operations efficiently in a production environment. This course equips you with critical skills to transform potential challenges into opportunities for improvement.
Performance: Delve into performance optimization, fine-tuning your BEAM-powered applications for maximum speed and efficiency. Build on the knowledge gained from previous sections to achieve exceptional performance.
Whether you're an experienced developer seeking to elevate your BEAM-related projects or a beginner captivated by the unique possibilities of Erlang and Elixir, this course is a valuable resource for you.
We're proud to base much of our course content on the Beam Book, a renowned resource available for free online. Join us and unlock the true potential of BEAM, empowering yourself to build high-performing applications and achieve remarkable results. Enroll now and take your skills to new heights!
HappiHacking's Rapid Prototyping Service is designed to quickly bring your ideas to life by creating functional and interactive prototypes. This service focuses on efficiently translating your concept into a tangible, working model that can be used for testing, validation, and obtaining valuable feedback from potential users or stakeholders.
Our expert developers at HappiHacking work closely with you to understand your vision and requirements, ensuring that the resulting prototype aligns with your goals and expectations. By employing agile methodologies and leveraging our extensive experience in various technologies, we can deliver high-quality prototypes in a short timeframe.
Imagine the feeling of accomplishment and excitement as you present a working model of your idea to stakeholders in just two weeks. Our swift turnaround time allows you to demonstrate the core features of your idea, effectively communicating its potential and fostering collaboration between team members.
As project managers, you understand the importance of validating ideas and identifying potential challenges early in the development process. HappiHacking's Rapid Prototyping Service helps you mitigate risks and make informed decisions, ensuring a smoother path towards the final product.
However, we recognize that rapid prototyping can sometimes lead to misconceptions about the remaining engineering work needed for a solid solution. To address this, we emphasize transparent communication and educate stakeholders about the prototyping process, setting realistic expectations for the subsequent development stages.
Choose HappiHacking's Rapid Prototyping Service and experience the confidence and clarity that come with a tangible representation of your vision. Let us help you accelerate your innovation journey, keeping your projects on track and your team inspired.
Key Benefits of HappiHacking's Rapid Prototyping Service
Accelerate the development process: Quickly transform your ideas into functional prototypes, allowing you to iterate and refine your concept faster.
Reduce risk: Identify potential issues or challenges early in the development process, enabling you to make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Validate ideas: Test the feasibility and market viability of your concept before committing significant resources to full-scale development.
Improve communication: Provide stakeholders with a tangible representation of your idea, facilitating better understanding and collaboration.
Enhance user experience: Gather feedback from potential users to refine your design and ensure that the final product meets their needs and expectations.
HappiHacking's Rapid Prototyping Service is ideal for startups and established businesses alike, looking to innovate and bring new ideas to market quickly and effectively. A rapid prototyping project typically involves the following steps:
Project initiation: The project begins with a kickoff meeting or discussion between the client and the development team to understand the goals, objectives, and key features of the product or service to be prototyped.
Requirements gathering: The development team works closely with the client to gather detailed requirements, specifications, and any available documentation or wireframes. This ensures a clear understanding of the project scope and desired outcomes.
Design and planning: Based on the gathered requirements, the development team creates a design for the prototype, outlining its structure, user interface, and key functionalities. A project plan is established, which includes timelines, milestones, and resource allocation.
Prototype development: The development team starts building the prototype using suitable technologies and frameworks, such as Erlang. This stage involves coding, integration, and testing of individual components to create a functional model.
Iteration and refinement: The prototype is continuously refined and iterated upon based on client feedback, user testing, and any identified issues. This process ensures that the prototype aligns with the project goals and satisfies the client's expectations.
Prototype presentation: Once the prototype is complete, the development team presents it to the client and stakeholders for review and validation. This enables the client to gain a clear understanding of the concept, identify any additional modifications, and plan for the next stages of development.
Documentation and handover: The development team provides necessary documentation, including design documents, codebase, and test results, to facilitate a smooth transition into the next stages of product development.
Project wrap-up: The rapid prototyping project concludes with a final review and discussion of lessons learned, as well as any recommendations for future development or improvement.
By following these steps, a rapid prototyping project helps clients quickly visualize their ideas, validate concepts, and make informed decisions for the full-scale development process.
Typical Timeline Example
Please note that this timeline is a general outline and may be adjusted depending on the specific requirements of the project, the complexity of the prototype, and the availability of resources.
- Day 1. Project initiation and kickoff meeting
- Initial discussion of goals, objectives, and key features.
- Begin requirements gathering
- Day 2. Scope
- Complete requirements gathering and detailed discussions
- Creation of a project scope document
- Design and planning of the prototype
- Day 3. Plan
- Finalize the project plan with timelines and milestones
- Prototype development begins
- Coding, integration, and testing of individual components
- Day 4. Development
- Continued development and integration of prototype features
- Iteration and refinement based on any early feedback from the client
- Day 5. Development
- Day 6. Development
- Day 7. Development
- Day 8. Completion
- Completion of the prototype
- Internal testing and debugging
- Incorporate any additional client feedback
- Day 9. Presentation
- Prototype presentation to the client for review and validation
- Collection of feedback and identification of required modifications
- Final iteration and refinements based on client feedback
- Preparation of documentation (design documents, codebase, test results)
- Day 10. Final presentation
- Final presentation of the refined prototype
- Handover of documentation and project wrap-up discussion
We specialize in coaching individuals or groups to excel in several key areas:
Delivering Value: Our coaching focuses on helping individuals and teams understand the importance of delivering value to their clients or customers. We provide guidance on identifying and prioritizing value-driven tasks and aligning them with the overall goals of the project.
The Happy Path Method: We teach the Happy Path method, which emphasizes streamlining processes and minimizing complexity to ensure smooth and efficient execution. By following this method, teams can identify and optimize the most direct and error-free path to achieve desired outcomes.
Process-Oriented Thinking: Our coaching encourages individuals and teams to think in processes, enabling them to break down complex tasks into manageable steps. This approach enhances efficiency, reduces errors, and promotes a structured mindset that leads to improved productivity and better outcomes.
Erlang or Java Development: We provide coaching in Erlang or Java development, catering to the specific needs and preferences of our clients. Our experienced coaches offer guidance, best practices, and practical knowledge to help individuals or teams develop their skills and deliver high-quality software solutions.
Property-Based Testing: We educate individuals and teams on the benefits and techniques of property-based testing. This methodology involves designing tests based on the properties and constraints of a system, ensuring comprehensive test coverage and early detection of bugs or issues. Our coaching helps teams implement property-based testing effectively to improve software reliability and maintainability.
Doing Agile Right: Our coaching focuses on enabling teams to embrace and implement agile methodologies effectively. We guide individuals and teams on agile principles, such as iterative development, continuous feedback, and adaptive planning. Our coaching helps teams align their processes, tools, and mindset to maximize the benefits of agile and deliver high-quality software in a collaborative and efficient manner.
With our expertise in these areas, we are committed to empowering individuals and teams to excel in their respective roles, enhance productivity, and drive successful outcomes.
What we love and are really good at
We are known for our problem solving skills and expertise within:
- The Happy Path method
- Backend solutions
- Transaction-heavy systems
- Building scalable, 24/7 robust and maintainable systems
- Performance optimization
- Combinatorial optimization
- Leadership, coaching, and mentoring
- Delivering value
- Virtual machines
- AI and Machine Learning
- Blockchain and distributed ledger technology
- Architecture and system design