Thankshacking is our most beloved tradition and one we collectively count down to the way we do actual Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. We’re pretty sure the event gets better and better every year.
For Thankshacking 2014, we took things a step further by introducing an obvious theme for the whole event: unicorns!
To kick it off, every single member of the team (now nearly 100 people!) gathered in a circle and shared what they’d be working on over the course of the event. And then we ate pumpkin pie, because it was Thankshacking, after all.
There was much to be thankful for over the next four days. Our friends Mark Slee and popstack DJed from our engineering pit and provided a soundtrack for late night coding. We kept hydrated and energized with a fresh-pressed juice delivery and morning yoga. The guys from Cultivated Wit swung by to share how to infuse comedy into hacking. Greg Slovacek, our resident engineer slash bartender, took a break from hacking to teach us how to mix pumpkin pie and pear cocktails. We continued our favorite Thankhacking tradition by hosting an all-company and friends potluck to celebrate our love of food, and each other.
From adding emojis to Asana and project templates, to hand-painting conference room names and creating spoof videos, our projects spanned every interest and function within the company.
We wrapped the hackathon with demos judged by a distinguished group of guests including Aditya Agarwal (VP of Engineering at Dropbox), Bobby Johnson (CTO of Interana), Pete Hunt of Facebook and Instagram, and Johnny Hwin of the San Francisco-based band, Cathedrals. Have no doubt, many of our projects will be making their way into Asana (and some already have!).
Needless to say, we’re already looking forward to next Thankshacking. And if you want some more unicorns in your life, check out the Hacks tab in your settings, where you can turn on the Celebrations hack and reward yourself for tasks completed.