HR Open Source Hack Day 2018


In December, we shared with the community our an overview of our strategic goals for 2018. Here is a high level recap slide:

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One of our key focuses under the community value building section was a relaunch of our website resource library. Our aim was to increase search engine functionality to make it a simpler experience. As part of that, we also reviewed our resource library content and felt that we should expand this goal to include increasing the volume of assets.

When we started thinking about what the best way to do that would be, we felt we would start where we always do - opening it up to the community to partner.

HROS Community Hack Day

So what is a hack day? Over the years this has evolved to have some tailored definitions including examples such as this, and this. However, the goal of taking time out to together to focus on optimizing a project remains the same.

Our specific goals with HROS hack day are the following:

  1. Bring the global community together to share ideas and resources (virtually)

  2. Source 100 unique resources to populate the existing content resource library

  3. Incorporate the results from the HROS survey, sourcing resources that help address some of the key current and future challenges listed

How Everyone Can Participate In Hack Day

With nearly 6,000 people in 70 countries this virtual hack day requires some engineering. To be inclusive of timezones, working days, and busy folks, this is the approach we are going to take:

Thursday, June 14th 2018

We will post on the community facebook page a full hack day guide for the day. It will include topic areas that we are hoping to build out on our site.

As always, we will be focused on progressive practice examples in the functions of HR and Recruiting but will give some more detailed guidance for what that means. For example, we will not be accepted sales or product pitches of any kind.

  • 11:00am EST: launch facebook group live stream and hack day welcome
  • 11:15am EST: post on facebook page hack day document to populate
  • 6:00pm EST: facebook group live stream final connect. Will keep hack day documents open for or our west coast folks.

Friday, June 15th 2018

  • 12:00pm EST: we close out the resources sheet from the facebook group and will migrate to our website for continued sharing.

Tuesday,  June 26th 2018

  • All new resources will be uploaded on the site!
  • We will also share a recap blog post to say thank you and provide an overview of resources by category.

We are confident that with your participation, we will absolutely hit our one hundred resources goal. Thank you in advance for helping share to elevate each other.

We'll be sharing an intake tool to collect your contributions before Hack Day begins.