Friday, November 9, 2012
For some months now, strange things have been happening in the byte5 office every Friday: The team plays Umbraco Bingo. As a matter of fact, this is not real bingo, but rather a game in which the entire team decides democratically, who of the team members is to be considered with the hashtags #h5yr and #h5is:
#h5yr is a Twitter hashtag invented by Umbraco Chief Happiness Officer Alexander Kjerulf. It is used when someone else has done great things and stands for “High Five, you rock!”.
On the other hand, you can only assign the hashtag #h5is to yourself if you have done some that so has caused frustration and stressed your nerves, because you did not do something correctly. It stands for “High Five, I suck!”.
Both employees can now choose a hidden gift from our bingo board, for each winner there is a price. This ranges from cinema tickets to stuffed spaceships (most recently a tie fighter, to be precise) or sometimes snacks or a new e-book reader.
It is important for byte5 that the employee who receives a #h5is also celebrates their professional mishaps in a positive way. Because we learn from our mistakes and without mistakes, there are no new, creative solutions for our clients.