When Tianna and I joined the Resources team, we wanted a way to harness all of the knowledge that has been shared over the years. From office moves, to onboarding, culture, career advancement, dishes – if you can think of it, chances are someone in OrgOrg can help you out. Back in Q4, we gave ourselves the goal of improving the way people find information in OrgOrg’s archives, and decided that rolling out “Tags” in the Google Group was our best, fastest solution.
What we hacked
First, we made sure everyone had some food from Zesty and a drink of their choice from our fabulous bartenders. Even without nametags (whoops, next time!) everyone was having a great time getting to know other people in their field of work. As many of our attendees gleefully said, one of the greatest feelings at an OrgOrg event is being around people who just get it.
After a bit of mingling and a short presentation, we jumped right into tagging content. Everyone had lively (and sometimes intense!) discussions about past topics that have come up in OrgOrg, and we made great headway towards parsing out the right content into useful resources. When the time came to pack up, we played some final Usher over the speakers and felt uber-accomplished. Everyone left with great swag from our friends at Corporate Couture and Github, and a burning desire to come back for more.
And we have to give an extra special THANK YOU to all of the attendees once again - we couldn’t have done this without you. We’ve already starting talking about Hackathon 2.0 (TBD, sometime in March). If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer on the resources team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you have feedback on this event, or on our new plan to roll out Tags for OrgOg, please let us know in the comments!