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Office Hacks

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Step into the spotlight you managerial MacGyvers, you paperclip Padawans and workplace aces. We’re celebrating the unsung heroes of efficiency—the creators of the office hack. Check out these ingenious fixes making things more productive and just plain fun.

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HCMA's Artist Hack

Some companies will go to great lengths to inspire creativity and innovation. But maybe none go quite as far as this architectural firm in Vancouver, Canada. This is HCMA's Artist Hack.

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Runnable's Deploy Hack

San Francisco-based company: Runnable helps developers test their code before it gets released. Their hack? A novel notification system so officemates can’t help but know when a new feature is being deployed. Because let’s face it - everyone gets busy and new deploys can slip by, causing issues in code elsewhere. This happened at Runnable itself, until it came up with this simple solution. This is Runnable’s Deploy Hack.

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Shannon's Budgie Cam Hack

Being on the road and working away from home can be lonely.. especially for those bonded to their pets. A live feed between you and your pet would be awesome, but maybe not that realistic. This office hack is the next best thing. This is Shannon’s Budgie Cam Hack.

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Unbounce's Sweet Spot Light Hack

Remote workers and colleagues in other cities can often mean different time zones. But like any busy worker bee, it’s easy to forget someone might still be sleeping when you’re madly pinging them for something. That’s where today’s office hack saves the day. Unbounce created a simple signaling system to free up valuable time-zone-calculating brain cells. This is Unbounce’s Sweet Spot Light Hack.

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Mulesoft's Commodore 64 Hack

Listen to how San Francisco-based Mulesoft used a Raspberry Pi, their own products and unflappable determination to connect a Commodore 64 to the future.

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Joyent's Mario Kart Hack

When you think of how you spend your spare time, pursuing pet projects, building, playing, reading… we’re almost positive designing an analytics program wouldn’t be on your leisure-time list. But it did make the list of one guy, and the project brought unexpected benefits to his company. This is Joyent’s Mario Kart Hack.

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Unbounce's Dejargonator

There are times for hyperbole in business and then there are… wait, are there ever good times for hyperbole in business? Sometimes, you can read a company’s entire website and still have no idea what it does. Page after page littered with jargon and nonsensical words. Well, today’s office hack takes direct aim at gobbledygook trying to pass as actual writing. This is Unbounce’s Dejargonator.

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Vector Custom Fabricating's Beer Hack

Today we go to a place that makes architectural metals. Vector Custom Fabricating has a small, tight team of employees. One thing that bonds them? Making beer at work. It’s an off-hours project, but one that has had unexpected benefits for workplace camaraderie. This is Vector Custom Fabricating’s Beer Hack.

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Sparc's Beer 30 Hack

It’s October. So what better hack to feature than one involving beer! In fact, we’re dedicating this month to beer hacks only. So pop a top, relax and listen to how Sparc, a software development company out of Charleston, SC, lets its staff know it’s beer 30! This is Sparc’s Beer 30 Hack.

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