Hackathons are one of the most popular company-wide events at AddThis. From our start, these 24-hour events have been valued as a source of creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
Last Thursday, we held our second hackathon of the year. Employees gathered at the AddThis HQ in Virginia for 24-hours of hacking fun. From conference room construction to manipulating web browsers with music, there were tons of impressive projects, many of which were completed by Friday morning. Here’s a look at some of the action!
At AddThis, hackathons are a core component of our culture. They provide a great deal of value for our company — from exploring product improvements to supporting employee bonding. If you’re not familiar with hackathons, they’re typically 24-hour events where people get together to collaborate on a variety of projects – projects that aren’t restricted to programming.
Our company’s founded in a culture that challenges conventional ideas. Whether it’s how we view the open Web or how we help publishers connect with their users—or even how employees view what a workplace should be—we strive to be industry leaders. So, we felt that as we wrapped up this year, it was time for us to join others around the world and reflect on what we’ve done! Continue reading