Boba Team wanted to explore what the Kinetic implementation of Scality S3 Server did, and what limitations it has…and then develop a way to overcome those limitations. They found that Kinetic drives can’t store objects bigger than 1MB, so they are developing a program that breaks up objects into smaller chunks (and reconstitutes them on retrieval) so that larger objects can be stored.
Boba Team is made up of Holberton students Electra Chong, her twin sister Rona Chong and Daniel Alzugaray. This is the first Hackathon for all of them, outside of the Commando Hackathons that the school puts on for its students.
Electra knew about the hackathon before she began working at Scality three weeks ago, but she loves the idea of coming back to the school as a Scality employee, interacting with fellow students and colleagues. Rona decided to do the hackathon to build skills and expertise, meet people and learn more about the Scality S3 Server that her sister works on. This is her first experience examining source code in depth. Daniel learned about it through the school and his friends. New to the area, Daniel came here from New York to go to the Holberton school, and he’s here to stay.