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Return of the Constructival – episode V

Constructival is PaperCut’s version of a tech hackathon (construction + festival). This two-day event is the source of many projects that make their way into workplaces.

Here’s what happens according to an event organizer and a participant.

Digital asset libraries, virtual ponds… Just another killer Constructival

Ah, Constructival. Two glorious days when every PaperCutter swaps their nine-to-five hat for a let’s-make-something-rad-’cause-we-can sombrero.

Where new ideas and innovations burst forth from the woodwork like bugs in a rushed end-of-year release.

Find out what went down, and what 2018 saw us Frankenstein into existence for the ultimate hackathon.

Run your hackathon the PaperCut way

Another successful PaperCut Constructival hackathon has come and gone. Around 120 PaperCutters huddled together in busy little groups for 30-odd hours and hacked to their collective heart’s’ content.

Why have a hackathon? What’s the value? How do I run a hackathon with my own team? These are the questions we’ll solve today.

When the “non-technical” employees get involved in hackathons

Before you get involved in your first ever Hackathon (an opportunity to step away from the day to day, be inspired, think big and collaborate with people you might not normally have the opportunity) you definitely have an idea of what it will be like… innovative, fun, memorable and AMAZING!! It’s no wonder I was […]

A robot to automate printer trays?

If you think going to a printer to clear a paper jam is painful, imagine having to do endless tests to trigger error statuses on printers. Pulling the tray out, waiting for an error to appear in the UI and then pushing the tray back in again. There’s got to be a better way. Luckily […]

Constructival – PaperCut’s first global hackathon

In 2009, the now famous author, Dan Pink shared a disruptive concept in his book, “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”. This concept focuses on empowering employees to expand their capabilities by focusing on their intrinsic motivation, the desire to do things because they matter, because they’re interesting, and because they are part […]