Why Fridays are Hack Days at 14islands

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How it got started

Let’s start with a little background story. We are a creative design and development studio, founded by two developers. Our roots lie in technology, and we love to create cutting edge experiences on the web.

Things to focus on

Here are three examples of things that we are currently working on during our Hack Days.

A new website

Our new website is a perfect example of an internal project where we need to keep the momentum going as a team.

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An early website exploration.

A new Christmas experiment

Last year we created a digital Christmas card in 3D and sent to our friends and clients. This year, we are working on a new one.

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An early Christmas Card exploration.

Sharing is caring

This blog post happened during a Hack Day. We also share stuff on our Instagram account, Dribbble and so forth.

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Our Dribbble account

The “hack” mindset

The idea with Hack Days is to get started and to do something. Start small and see where it leads. If it’s a dead end, we try something else next time, and if it’s exciting enough we won’t stop :)

Is it worth it?

Once upon a time, during a Hack Day, a developer wanted to learn how to built a game in 3D. He spent time on tutorials and was able to craft a simple airplane game.

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The Mindful Mountain game of Google Interland. Agency: North Kingdom

14islands

Creative design and development studio.

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