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Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of interesting new things. Learn more.

When my boss Nilay Patel asked me to make stuff for hack week, a compilation of his best camera appearances was my first thought. In the past three years at The Verge, he's done a lot: from honking horns at CES, to commandeering huge amphibious boats, and even getting ice dumped on his face.

None of these videos are designed to pad out this list to make it seem like I'm not just putting a story on The Verge about how this one time Nilay was in a band called The Heaven Seventies that made the sexiest music video I've ever seen. That's definitely not what's going on here.