Hackathon Week 2 Update

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 11, 2016

Hackathon 2016 Bali – Week 2 Week 2 of the month-long Mailbird Hackathon is coming to a close and we wanted to share a bit about what the team has been up to. This week the Mailbird team was lucky enough to take part in the annual Bali festival of Nyepi. Nyepi 2016 A photo posted by Jason Ephraim (@aussieaggietex) on Mar 8, 2016 at 2:21am PST Beach Trip The team also took some time to get out of the office and work from the beach. The entire team enjoyed collaborating and working on upcoming features surrounded by the most beautiful scenery found anywhere. A photo posted by Jason Ephraim (@aussieaggietex) on Mar 10, 2016 at 2:41am PST Exploring Bali For many team members, this is the first time they are experiencing Bali. The team took some time to visit all Bali has to offer including the Ubud monkey forest, Sanur, Kuta, and everywhere in between. A photo posted by Jason Ephraim (@aussieaggietex) on Mar 9, 2016 at 3:36pm PST Onwards to Week 3 We are planning on releasing a couple new features next week that we are really excited about. We are also happy to introduce a new team member who will hopefully be joining us next Hackathon.

Mailbird flocks to Bali for the 2016 Hackathon

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 3, 2016

About half the Mailbird team works in Bali, Indonesia The rest of the team works remotely from all across the globe – including places like Canada, Spain, and the United States. That’s why, once a year, our entire team takes flight to meet up for a month long hackathon in Bali, Indonesia. This year’s hackathon is extra special because we have quite a few new team members making the trip for the very first time. It’s been a few days already, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on together! What the heck is a “hackathon“? Let’s get some &%€(!/* done! #mailbird #hackathon #siliconbali #remotework #distributedteam #digitalnomads #teamwork #TeamWindows A photo posted by Mailbird (@mailbirdemail) on Mar 1, 2016 at 3:11am PST A “hackathon” is typically used to describe a marathon-like event where developers come together to build something (an app, software, etc) in one sitting. Sometimes lasting days, these events usually involve alot of sweat, hoodies, tears, and very little sleep. The Mailbird Hackathon Our design and development team #startup #hackathon A photo posted by Mailbird (@mailbirdemail) on Mar 2, 2016 at 7:07pm PST For the next month, the entire Mailbird team will be working and living together 24/7 to complete projects ranging from new features, to customer service updates, to planning. Throughout the month, we also have a ton of group activities planned including: Hiking Fitness Activities Challenges And many more Burpees at work #hackathon #fitness A photo posted by Mailbird (@mailbirdemail) on Mar 2,…