Hackdays work!• Take 24 hours to build something new• Disregard all the protocols you have in delivery• Collaborate with people you haven’t worked with• Deliver a working prototype and explain what you want to achieve with it• Prepare a damn good 60 second pitch
Hackdays are for you! • Show off what you are interested in - no matter how geeky • Learn something new - is there a technology you always wanted to play with? • Get out of your shell - partner with people with complimentary skills and give a great pitch. • Release something on your terms and without waiting! • Show that if your manager is not breathing down your neck you can release awesome in no time
Hackday awesome can leak... • Write a tool to make a day-to-day process more efficient • Show that by using a certain tool or technology you can deliver something very quickly • Make the first step to learn that skill you always wanted to have but always pushed further out • Show that your department can innovate and deliver • Join a community outside the company
Hackdays are about delivery... • Don’t bother building the best thing ever • Concentrate on one thing and deliver a working prototype • Steal, borrow, cheat... whatever it takes, get the message across • Start something - make the code available • If the hack works only on your machine, also create a screencast (http://screenr.com rocks for that!)
After the hack day... • Have your hack as a package for people to show around the company (screencast, screenshots, working code, 3 sentence pitch) • Keep hacking on it (freetime or ask your boss to get some extra time) • Demand follow-up from your company!