In the past Hack Week has incubated software that brought SUSE products to life like the openSUSE ARM port, projects that benefit the whole free software ecosystem like Inqlude (a Qt library archive) and tools like Jangouts (open source video conferencing) that our engineers came up with to scratch their own itch. What are you going to add to this collection?

Innovate

Use this opportunity to work on any activity of your passion. You choose if you contribute to an existing free software project or if you explore strange new languages, seek out new tools and new communities, if you boldly go where no hacker has gone before! Just record your ideas, about what people could hack on in this tool.

And be open-minded, supportive, and respectful. Hack Week is a happy and constructive place. Support ideas you like, ignore ideas you don't like. Help to improve ideas of others, and accept help to improve your own. Hack Week is about discourse and open discussion. Please approach innovation with an open mind, respect, and the desire to support your fellow hackers!

Collaborate

We encourage you to find like-minded developers and team up to multiply your hacking power. Use the opportunity to work with people from other teams, departments or locations. Get together in an office and make use of all the nice things the Internet provides to collaborate remotely.

Remember: we are an open company, and work transparently on free software. Share your code on the platform of your choice, and reference it from your project. Then let the community and the rest of the world know about what you are doing. Blog, tweet, publish videos, shout it from the roof tops so people can pick up your project, copy, distribute, study, change and improve it!

Learn

Hack Week is also the time to pick up new tricks, by yourself and from each other. Use this week to expand your horizon and maybe even crack the books. Acquire new information, reinforce what you know, adapt your behavior and expand your skills!

And don't forget to have a lot of fun ...

If you need any support to enable and improve collaboration feel free to contact the Hack Week coordination team.