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Creativity is intelligence having fun. Let’s have fun.

A whole work day to just let your mind run free and do exactly what you want with whomever you want, that’s what Tele2 Hack Day is all about. We invite employees, and in some countries students alike, to express their creativity and make Tele2 an even greater place to work.

Tele2 Hack Day is poised to become something really amazing. The event started in 2014 and has since then grown both geographically and in number of participants at each event. In 2018 we intend to achieve the goal - to arrange Hack Day on the same day in all Tele2 countries. Join us on this exciting journey!

We look forward to seeing your ideas come to life, the way you want them to, together on January, 20th 2017.

All you need to know

What is Hack Day?

Hack Day is an all-day event at Tele2, where we encourage everyone to express their creativity, and contribute to dynamic and fun workplace! You can work on any project you like, work related or not, in any team you like. This is all part of Tele2's core values to always change and challenge ourselves with the aim of producing better solutions. So far we arrange the event in Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and the Netherlands. In Sweden and Latvia, we also invite university students to come challenge us as well. What ideas will you come up with? We will Listen!

So, when is it?

January, 20th, the entire day. Schedule will be communicated to participants.

What do I get to hack?

As an employee you will get to figure out what idea you want to hack in the weeks leading up to Hack Day. The idea can either be your own or one of your colleagues'. For students it will differ depending on if you participate in Sweden or Latvia. In Sweden students will join up with Tele2 employees to help Change Leaders from Reach for Change. 

Is it all about technology?

Not at all, the concept is that you can work on whatever you like, no matter if it relates to HR, Commercial, Technology or Finance as a few examples.

Do you have any exciting partners?

Yes, in Latvia and Sweden we are partnering up with Reach for Change where Tele2 is co-founder. Reach for change is an organization that works to find outstanding social entrepreneurs and help them develop innovations that improve children's lives on a big scale. They will need your minds, thoughts and expertise in making their idea come to life and work in practice. Do you want to work in their teams? Make sure to sign up for Hack Day.

Why should I go?

Hack Day is an excellent opportunity to try new concepts, learn the telecom business and work with interesting people all the while having fun. Studies show that 98% of the Tele2 Hack Day participants are satisfied, 93% are ­engaged and 89% are motivated. In addition, if you should choose to work with an idea that has business value, rest assured that we will look into implementing it. For students there’s also the added bonus of seeing the inner workings of an international tech and telco company.

So.. this is a competition right?

Not at all. We want you to have fun, to learn and to teach us. At the end of the day we will have a small expo where everyone, both employees and students, can go around and share the ideas and results of Tele2 Hack day. Of course, we will also finish off the day celebrating with food and beverages.

Alright, can anyone sign up?

Any employee in the Tele2 countries; Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and the Netherlands can sign up. We also encourage any student at a Swedish or Latvian university with a passion for technology, design or product development to sign up. You don’t need to have coding skills, but you must be able to contribute something tangible to the team. Whether that is ideas, code, management or something else is up to you.

I signed up, now what?

If you're an employee we'll be in touch about the process of building or joining a team and an idea. For both employees and student, the last day to sign up is by latest January, 16. If you're a student we'll let you know if you get to hack or not.

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