In the marketing team, we wanted to try something new, so we conducted skill-sharing courses: each person on the team planning and presenting their own course. We all specialise in different things, and I believe the collaborative aspect of our skills coming together is what makes our team successful. The hackathon skill-sharing courses aimed to help further share tips and tricks from each person's main skillset at Soar
to make us a stronger, more collaborative team.
The courses involved things such as sharing tips on best marketing techniques, how to properly structure a blog (which was very useful for the one you’re reading now!), how to make artistic maps, how to make vector maps in QGIS, and even how to create drone maps. We learned many things from one another, and though the courses were short - they really helped me see new sides of my team members I’d never seen before. It was fascinating to see the different ways they approached tasks and get to experience their work first-hand and appreciate the skills involved in it. It also gave me new insight into our users, as I got to experience some of their technical skills, such as planning a drone mission.
Out in the beautiful landscape of Dunsborough, our resident drone expert Dan taught the rest of the team how to plan and fly a drone mission to make drone maps. This process was really interesting, for some of us it was the first time we got to fly a drone.