We believe today, 20th April, is the first ever Life Hack Day, and the concept is blissfully simple: around 40 likeminded people coming together for a fairly chilled hackathon, complete with the obligatory pizza, in which we help each other with life hacks. Hearing people’s recommendations in real life has been immensely satisfying; I’m certain we’re already more productive just from sharing productivity apps…
Upon arrival, everybody signed a Declaration of Intent Dossier with their plans for life hack day, their mood (from a choice of emoticons), and their skill areas, which we then shared when we stood up to introduce ourselves. Some of the more unusual plans included creating biodegradable paper, making a self-watering plant, and building a couch out of old pallets, and of course a lot of people were keen to hear more about managing their finances, their ideas and their time.
Here are some of our efforts so far…
Just a few of the happy life hackers
Hard at work with electronics and learning more about Evernote
I made a Life Hackers Badge of Honour.
And we haven’t finished just yet! We still have beer and a show & tell session to come. Thanks very much to Loopcam and HowDo for hosting the event, and fueling our brains and hands with breakfast, lunch, dinner and beer! Has anybody else been organising life hack days in their own cities? We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!
If you want to see more of what we’ve been doing today, check out the hashtag #lifehackday – thanks!