- Plan ahead. Developing project ideas can take time, you may want to acquire new skills, initial tests might be helpful and supplies need time to arrive.
- Think small. A single day isn’t long enough to learn a new skill and do a project. Use what you already know and save your strength for the inevitable unforseen.
- Tell everyone about what you’re doing. The more people who know, the more motivated you’ll be and the more support and adulation you’ll receive.
- Say yes to group projects. Joining up is almost always more fun and educational than puttering alone.
- Attend all the daily check-ins. Share, gripe, eat, celebrate, laugh. This is a social event.
- Do all four days. Commitment is a a wellspring for creativity.
- Get back. If you miss a day, it’s not the end of the world. The point is to break out be creative and learn to renew your focus. It’s just a project, go ahead and make another one.
- Make it public. Blog or document everything publicly so people know what you’ve created. You’ll inspire others.
So what do you make?
- Something old that’s been on your mind for months or years.
- Something new you just thought of that day.
- Something borrowed from that cool project you saw online.
- Something simple
- Something big
- Something collaborative.
- A craft, some innovative food, experimental software
- Make a blueprint for future work