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Courageous Corporate Cultures Succeed

Think about your top three fears…. Now think about how often these fears actually become realities. If you’re anything like me, you may fear things like failure or looking foolish in front of your peers or boss rather than being afraid of starving or being attacked by a wild animal like our hunter-gatherer predecessors. Unlike our ancestors, [...]

By | April 1st, 2014|

The Results of Q4 Hackweek & Why We Do It

Last week wrapped up our Q4 hackweek, a week during which team members from various departments broke into even more teams to concentrate on a single, specialized project. Seven grueling days, in some cases weekends, full of coffee and energy drinks, late nights and short naps. Some teams squeezed over 100 hours of work into that [...]

By | October 23rd, 2013|

Hackweek: Employees as Intrapreneurs

Whether you're a large, established business, or just starting up, there's much to gain from a hackathon. For us, a hackathon is a designated week - dubbed "hackweek" - when employees split into teams and innovate on their own. Then the projects, usually in various states of completion, are pitched to the executives and possibly [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|

Our Hackweek Developers Deliver… Again!

Innovation, creativity, and expedient development are just a few of the most admirable qualities any company can display as a sign of vitality and a perpetual dedication to forward-thinking. With that in mind, D&B Credibility (like other notable companies) dedicates an entire week known as hackweek to the promotion of individual invention among our developers who [...]

By | January 16th, 2013|

Work hard, play hard, eat well!

The sun is shining, birds are singing, and our developers are hacking away eager to make the most of HackWeek, our exciting week of hard work and harder play...   The biggest change this round of hacking is that our hackdays were so popular they've turned into hackweeks! Today, we celebrated this most joyous occasion [...]

By | January 9th, 2013|

Just another manic monday: Hack Day 2.0

In Friday's post, Scratching the Holiday Itch: Hack Day 2.0, we set the stage for our ambitious weekEND plans. Hack Day Monday has been a whirlwind. This morning accommodated guest chair masseuses, followed by a surprise taco truck lunch on the house, topped off with a wild animal show! Photo courtesy of Dustin Luther Jeff Stibel, [...]

By | December 19th, 2011|

Scratching the Holiday Itch: Hack Day 2.0

Courtesy of the developer's den It’s that Holiday season again, and just because it’s warm here on the beach in Malibu, we’re still all about the cool factor. Today our developers are scurrying around the office like fleeting elves preparing for lift-off. Our second Hack Day activates at midnight on Sunday and lasts [...]

By | December 16th, 2011|