In August we held our 2nd ever community and charity based Hack Day at REA: Hack it Forward.
More than 110 people in our Melbourne and Xi’an offices spent two days hacking for social causes, non-profit organisations and helping people in need. This year we partnered with more fantastic groups including:
What is not as widely known is that employee time can be traced all the way back to Post-WW2 in the United States. It was 1948 and multinational manufacturer 3M instigated “15% time“. In 1974 an employee by the name of Art Fry used this time to develop a means of applying an adhesive to the back of a piece of paper and the post-it note was born.
In addition to the Silicon Valley titans, several companies have embraced employee time to foster innovation, all with pretty cool names: BlueSky (Apple), [in]Cubator (LinkedIn), Hackweek (Dropbox), The Garage (Microsoft), ShipIt (Atlassian).
In October 2014 we ran our 17th Hack Day event at REA, this time focusing on social issues and hacking on outcomes to benefit the wider community. We partnered primarily with 4 charitable organisations:
In addition, participants were encouraged to collaborate with other community groups or charities on a project of their choice. 10 teams were formed in total with a focus on delivering real value to people in need.
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