A hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which participants work together over a short period of time to create real functioning software.
Solve a known Verblio business/user problem using technology. Demo the solution at the end of the week. Be judged.
Not-so-secret-other-goal: Nurture the spirit of innovation across our company. Get a marketing person dreaming big with a dev and an ops person and watch what happens.
We did ~24 hours over the course of a week instead of 24-straight hours because a 24-hour zoom call sounds like a nightmare.
There were fancier prizes than this but who cares because look at that iridescent corkscrew:
It is magnificent.
Reducing Friction to writers finding great work.
Customers should find giving feedback to writers easy, fun and VALUABLE.
Verblio’s Uban Planning Committee
Civilizing the Wild West with writer certifications and improved audition process.
“Optimization is the right of all sentient content”
Customers should LOVE Verblio by receiving great content as soon as possible.
Our daily slack team challenge mandates that we upload screenshots posing with the things we love:
We’re starting to feel it.
Team slack challenge: “Where’s the lie?!” in which we try to spot untruths about our esteemed colleagues…
IT’S GO TIME.
- Steve Pockross, CEO, Verblio
- Cheryl Gunn, SVP of Operations, LiveOps (heads up all of Client Results and Workforce (agent community, QA, Training))
- Molly Krumholz, writer community manager + data guru, formerly at Blog Mutt / Verblio
- Holly Trytten, Director of Platform Technology, Yara International (also formerly at LiveOps)
And the winner Is…
By the skin of their teeth…
We laughed, we cried, we built cool stuff. And now…