We will provide the pizza, the snacks, the prizes, the powerstrips, the tables, the quiet camaraderie. You arrive with your deadlines (optional: missed), laptops big projects.

To open the event–snacks and fancy water. Next, we will ask each participant to brainstorm for five minutes: What do they want to accomplish this afternoon? We’ll ask every participant to share this goal with their neighbor. Then: Ready, Steady, Go! Work for 1 1/2 hours. Then pizza. Halftime. Break. Then work till 5:45 pm. Then report in to your neighbor what you got accomplished. Then prizes!