Get ready for some long days and sleepless nights. Your body’s about to run on caffeine and adrenaline — and plenty of snacks. It’s time for Hackathon!
If you don’t know, Hackathon is a two-day event, which we host three times a year, designed to give our engineers the freedom to push their skills to new levels. During these two days, our engineering team can step away from their usual routine and work on whatever projects they want. It’s a free-for-all for individuals and teams to collaborate with colleagues they don’t often work with — on passion projects beyond the realm of their day-to-day responsibilities.
Hackathon poses a simple question: How innovative can you be? We’re challenging our engineers to think outside the box, to scratch that creative itch. Here’s the cool thing: Hackathon projects don’t live in a vacuum. Some get integrated into our website or our app, like Yelp Trends. It’s not all work and no play though — we encourage breaks for ridiculousness. This is an essential part of Hackathon, and it further encourages engineers to mix and mingle while taking a breather to race remote control cars, visit an in-office mini petting zoo, or get a massage!
Want in on the caffeinated craziness and infectious energy that is Hackathon? Check out our engineer job postings and apply now! In the meantime, we’re gonna zip up our hoodies and get to work.