Yahoo’s First Hack Day: What a Blast!: This is a nice concept, but I hear the guy’s over at Google get to do this one day a week, all the time.
Organized by Chad and supported by the rest of us on the Technology Development team, the plan was simple: give people a whole day to hack on prototypes, pet projects, ideas, learning a new tool, etc.
Make sure there’s ample food and drink available: coffee and snacks in the morning. Pizza, beer, and caffeinated drinks for lunch. Then more beer, snacks, and finger foods for dinner. At 5pm we’d gather in a conference room to let anyone demo what they’d done with their day.
Pretty everyday is a hack day for me, right Joe? There just needs to be more food…