I participated once at Snoosweek when I worked at Reddit.
Snoosweek is a biannual hack-a-thon for one week where everyone from any teams at Reddit can work on something new.
Temporary new team is created and they will spend 3 days to do the project, one day to finalize the slide or videos and the last day is where all projects are presented.
I was not supposed to participate but for this project, they required specific skills so I jumped into this project. It was in my top 2 best projects that I worked on at Reddit.
One thing I liked was in the morning, we got a quick sync meeting where the team talked about their update and what they will do (very similar to a daily scrum meeting but more efficient). After, we got another very quick meeting but just with tech persons. 2-3 devs talked in a gibberish style.
Top projects can win awards:
We won the Moonshot award where it was "Out of the box thinking".
It was my first enamel pin and I got another one for my one year anniversary working there.
Meanwhile, I began to collect enamel pins. Mostly about movies and games or some places that I visited. I used my Oculus box first but it didn't take that long that I needed to buy something bigger. So I bought a storage holder (holds up to 170 Pins).
Most of the pins are from Etsy, some from AliExpress and Amazon or dedicated websites or stores.
Usually, when you buy multiple pins inside the same purchase, they will send you some in extra (e.g. buy 3, get 2 free). That explains why I got some pins not related to me (e.g. cat smoking, flower).
Below is the map of enamels pins with a zoom preview on the side
Here is a list of some interesting pins.
Lenticular pin from the movie They Live. The image changed based on your view angle.
Alien needs to go home!
Doom Floppy Disk. WAD file !!!
I also found a Twitch pin.
The message box is one of my favorite pins.
I'm pretty sure Jonathan Blow would like this message box.
The computer reminds me of my first computer. A 386 40 Mhz DX
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, and Start
I found those pins inside an antique store in Paso Robles.
Even if I am from Canada, I know the difference between the Allies and Axis during the WWII
which seems not to be the case for people that work in the Canadian parliament...
"Jean Cantius Garand, also known as John C. Garand, was a Canadian designer of firearms who created the M1 Garand, a semi-automatic rifle that was widely used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps during both World War II and the Korean War."
"Born Jean Cantius Garand, January 1, 1888, St. Rémi, Quebec, Canada"
4 pin buttons from the Alien franchise!
Quotes from 80's movies
I bought Kitana, Mileena and the atomic bomb pins from Etsy.
The creator shaped it with wood and printed it over it. I also got an extra pin (Sub-Zero).
Thanks for reading,