Our company hack day came around again and the topic for this one was improving our social media presence. So we decided to take something “social” that we do internally and let the world hear about it: we hacked the Talis foosball table to count goals automatically and tweet the final scores. Here’s how…Read more about "Hacking a Foosball table"
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At Talis we have a distributed team. We have people in multiple countries, in different timezones and supporting
everyone is a problem we have to solve. We’re always looking for ways to improve how we go about communicating between
the teams and ensuring everyone feels included.
Our latest Hackday focused on this - making it easier for remote workers to connect, not just with other remotees, but with their office-bound colleagues.
Now bear with me here, as this is a slight detour from our normal engineering-focused posts - this one is about a card game we made…Read more about "'Sprint' - the card game"
Read more about "Distributing the Build Token with Hubot"
Not happy with a 48” monitor for your presentation? No problem - just share your desktop across a 3x3 bank of them, and the whole world can watch!Read more about "[hack day] Video Wall"
You’re lazy, you don’t want to walk all the way to the kitchen to find there’s no milk, right? Well, with this Talis hardware hack, you don’t have to…Read more about "Got Milk"
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. ~ John Cleese
Collaboration, it turns out, is not a gift from the gods but a skill that requires effort and practice and in recognition of this we’ve been trying to make sure that we give ourselves more time to creatively explore ideas as a team.Read more about "Talis Hardware Hack (May 2014)"
Stuck with working out how to optimize your DB? Maybe your Rails app isn’t scaling and you’d like some advice on what to do? Well never fear, because Never Lunch Solo is here.Read more about "Hackday: Never Lunch Solo"