A growing trend in tech companies, hack days are a great time to work on fun or unusual projects, collaboriate with new people, and generally be creative.
We invited everyone in the company to participate, with this basic rule: Build something cool for Suitable and/or Beam, and be ready to demo it. We self-organized into teams of various sizes.
To up the stakes, we announced a prize:
Not everyone was impressed.
To get things going, we put together a virtual whiteboard where people could share ideas. Some of them were very creative. Several teams formed at the start of the day, and enthusiasm was high, working on projects such as new features, integration with other systems, and interesting additions to the device itself.
By the end of the day, though, there was one project that generated enough excitement that its members kept going, right through the weekend: Super Beam Kart. (Any resemblance to Super Mario Kart is purely coincidental.)
The unicorn is now sitting proudly on Daiwei's desk. (Daiwei gives most of the credit to his teammates Jeremy, Francois, Rob, Tony, Ben, and Taylor.)
All in all, it was a great day at Suitable, and we can't wait to do it again soon.
If you'd like to participate in our next Hack Day, join us at Suitable!