What the hack's it all about?
Pick a projectPick something you’re passionate about. It can be something big and ambitious like a new feature, prototype or new piece of functionality. It could be a new design for our website or a new approvals process - it's up to you, as long as it’s somehow related to TechOne.
Get your team togetherPick teammates who can help with your project or are passionate about your ideas. Ask your co-workers or contact others in the business that you think will help you bring your idea to life.You can have as many or as few people in your team as you want. You can also work individually, it’s up to you!
Hack awayThe objective of Hack Day is to encourage creativity and innovation, and for you to think outside the box. Not enough time to complete your project in just one Hack Day? No dramas, we run four Hack Days a year so you can use the additional Hack Days to continue working to refine your idea.
“The whole day was really good. There was a great atmosphere around TechOne, the decorations, food and t-shirts added a festive and exciting feel to the day and the enthusiasm from leaders really flowed through to employees. I can’t wait to see what the next Hack Day brings!”Tess Wethereld, Marketing
This is how we hack it
These are some of the awesome ideas that have come out of our Hack Days.
Software functionalityImprovements to our existing software suite including new and improved search capabilities, upgrades to case logging processes and enhancements to load time and performance.
Raising money for our charity partners through a new TechOne cookbook, changing the Friday drinks food selection and a company wide improvement board.
Creating an interactive floor plan, employee directory and an efficient new way of booking meeting rooms.
Expanding our social media app to include new functionality for #hashtags and creating a new app for the allocation of unused car parks at our HQ building.
A new app designed to streamline the application process for our graduate and intern programs.
Expanding our Compelling Customer Experience program into a formal awards program, forming a dedicated customer care team and creating a customer change management toolkit.
Creating a new and improved data integrity check system, a centralised location for test cases and a new cloud file transfer reputation service.
Health & wellbeing
New health and wellbeing initiatives including TechOne sponsored fitness programs, a new eHealth system and wellness week programs.
Hack Day tools
Creation of a Hack Day Ideas Board and voting system. Employees can post ideas, put a call out for team members, advertise for specialist skills, or add themselves to an existing project.