Reviewing all pluggueiros projects 😎
The physical meeting point was at the Pluggy House, but we have pluggueiros from all over the world. We are a remote-first startup so we are used to being in different parts of the world, besides that, the team was present to Hackathonear (verb created by us to explain the action → doing hackathon 👍😎).
Some key facts about the hackathon ♟
- We had 48hs or even “Our golden rule is that in two days we need to have something deployed to production”; ⏳
- The product could be whatever we want using Pluggy or integrating into another platform focusing on our customer’s perspective; 🧠
- It could be done alone or in a team; 👥
- Have it in production; 🚀
- Have fun! 😜
Projects launched 🚀
Pluggy WhatsApp 📱
The first project I will talk about, which I was part of was made with Seba Papanicolau, the motivation of the project was to show a real implementation of Pluggy API and in the future leave it as a whole new project to show a real demo of Open Finances to end users.
Consists of a WhatsApp bot where you can connect your bank account and receive all the information and insights!
Led by Pol Gomez Cuello and Gabi Pan Gantes, the main motivation, comes from the clients’ problems when trying to build the first implementation of a backend that will interact with our API. So, what if instead of facilitating knowledge about how to integrate their backend with ours we just… build their backend for them? As it currently stands, the only requirement the client needs is a database where to store their clients’ data. Armed with the URL of said database (credentials included), they can enter insta.pluggy.app, paste it, click, and automatically several things will happen:
- We’ll create the necessary tables to save Pluggy’s information in that database (accounts, transactions, investments, etc.)
- Get notifications on InstaPluggy from events happening at Pluggy.
- Each time an item is created, updated, or deleted, InstaPluggy will map the data, and do the corresponding changes on the client’s database.
The next project we will review will give us some fresh air! It was carried out by David Cunha! He is our Support Engineer.
Since he is on the battlefront, talking every day with different clients, he understands the pain points to understanding Pluggy and the whole Open Finance ecosystem. That’s why, with his YouTuber skills, he made a cool video explaining all these topics in a really simple way! 🤩
My Expenses 🤑
Led by Fran Disalvo and Marker, is an open-source PFM with a complete guide about how to build it on your own! You can see the final project here 😃.
The motivation was to show a real example of an application using Pluggy’s API, but also, the idea to leave a tutorial on how to build it is to be able to explain all the Pluggy’s API in a real way, because, at first, they are very abstracts.
Is a Zappier integration made by Tomi Milar and Juampi Ottaviano that listens to all Item Notifications and clients can use it as triggers to make whole no-code applications from scratch very quickly. An example of this is that you can connect all your data to a Google Spreadsheet and be able to organize it and update it automatically.
The motivation for this project was again, the complexity of integrating Pluggy and the necessity of a technical engineering team to have a successful integration. That's why the idea of using Zapier was to make clients’ integrations faster and reduce the technical skills needed to integrate Pluggy.
Pluggy Assistant 🤖
The project was led by Juance Cernadas (A.K.A JSON), Guille Martos, and Maxi Caba (el Massi), the motivation was to help our customer success team and make clients more independent when what is happening with a Jira Task or with a Pluggy Item.
Consist of a Slack bot that clients can ask two things:
- Ask for a Pluggy Item status, this helps clients to have a first quick check at the moment, and then, if it’s needed ask for a human help/review;
- Ask about the status of a Jira ticket to always be updated on topics that if a human need to replay, is a waste of time for everyone.
No-code Dashboard 🧩
Last but not least, the project was led by Fefo Miras, the motivation was to give extra info to our no-code clients and let them visualize their data.
The idea is to show a list of every item connection, with the status, and show in a prettier way all the data of the item.
Also, you are able to download the item data in a CSV file 😃.
This was the sum up of all the projects launched 🚀. These two hackathon days were amazing, I have no words for how I enjoyed it and how much I learn in this short time.