I was a major part of a team that took Honorable Mention in a 2-day "Hacakthon" at Amazon this week. It required us to come up with an idea to improve customer service (which was from someone else on our team), and implement a working prototype of it (which I did a bulk of), and prepare a 3 minute presentation. Ours was one of 33 ideas selected for the competition, and 25 presented, some from teams with as many as a dozen people.
It wowed the judges, which was a collection of senior Amazon execs and engineers.
It was good to be reminded that I can "hang" with these other very smart engineers and am capable of delivering something impressive, since the world can so often say the opposite.