Last month, we held a company-wide Hackathon.
This is an event we try to hold every few months with a goal to let creativity and innovation thrive. The first Hackathon was held as an internal R&D activity, but since then, it has grown to be a company-wide event – offices around the world join by submitting ideas, viewing the competing team presentations and demonstrations, and voting on the submissions to select a winner.
The demos were great. They varied from sophisticated new ways to optimize campaigns, to cool looking user experience concepts, to using a new big-data platform to solve some of our toughest problems.
We are now working on integrating some of these ideas into the product, while others will benefit from continued discussion and brainstorming.
There are some cool ideas already waiting for the next Hackathon, and we can’t wait to see what our contributors will think of next!