LinkedIn Hackdays Articles

  • EatIn Team

    It all started as a joke. The six of us – all interns from the University of Waterloo – were brainstorming ideas for our first hackday at LinkedIn. While we were commenting on our lunch from that day, we thought “Why not build an app to rate our lunches?”. We had the perfect name already picked out: EatIn. Our hack went on to win the “Best Internal Tool” award – a win at our first hackday! The Winterns from left to right: Aliya Pazylbekova, Terry (Haotian) Lei, Lisa…

  • Stefan Krawczyk

    LinkedIn hackdays are a special day every month when our engineers are encouraged to work on something new and innovative. This month, we extended this spirit of innovation beyond the engineering team in our second bi-annual Innovation Challenge. To help foster this challenge, the LinkedIn Idea Bank was born. The LinkedIn Idea Bank is a new internal website  created and managed by employees. It leverages the LinkedIn API and contains features to handle idea creation, such as handling…

  • Karan Parikh

    Editor’s Note: LinkedIn hosted our second Intern Hackday in August. Karan Parikh, LinkedIn intern extraordinaire, is here to tell us about his experience. LinkedIn’s Intern Hackday was AWESOME – the hacks were spectacular, the judges incredible and the food delicious. At any hackday, the stars are the hacks and I was amazed at what people were able to produce in just 20 hours. Teams tackled hard computer science areas like security, machine learning, distributed data…

  • Florina Xhabija

    What happens when you get 100 engineers together? Magic! And what if they are all women engineers in Mountain View and Delhi? MAGIC! We were lucky enough at…

  • Jim Brikman

    Attention all interns in the Bay Area! You’re invited to the second annual Intern Hackday to be held at LinkedIn HQ on August 3rd, 2012. This is a chance to…

  • rashmisinha

    There is no better way than a hackday to highlight and celebrate women who are hackers and creators, and to encourage women who are watching from the sidelines…