Our technical team in Austin works tirelessly to improve our products and make it even easier for job seekers to find the perfect job. Last week, we took the tireless part literally.
On Thursday May 17 at 5pm, 40 Indeed employees gathered for the first ever Indeed Hackathon. We assembled desks in a common area, split up into teams, and started coding. 24 hours, 2 dozen pizzas, and countless energy drinks later, we had 14 new products and features (and a nearly working robot).
The idea for the Hackathon came from our Indeed Labs team, a product group that focuses on rapid prototyping of new ideas. New product ideas come from every part of the company, and the Hackathon gave everyone the chance to bring their own ideas to life. Breaking out of our day-to-day routine helped get everyone’s creative juices flowing. The results were exciting and inspiring.
We expect to make Hackathons a new tradition at Indeed. If this sounds like your kind of fun, check out one of our programming exercises. And why not take a look at the numerous job openings on our Engineering and Product teams here in Austin?