Tag: hackathon

27 Jun 2014 · by Zoelle Egner
We're all winding down from another successful Box Hackathon. With 85 submissions in all, there were a ton of cool hacks from the team, including some we hope you'll be able to play with soon. You can check out one of those below: Box for your new Google Watch.
25 Jun 2014 · by Samantha Paras
Here at Box, the annual Hackathon is a hallowed tradition: between dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday, team members technical and non-technical alike work together on tons of exciting projects, all in hopes of making Box better. (OK, there are some pretty cool prizes, too.) In years past, some...
21 Mar 2013 · by Dave Sawyer
Dave Sawyer is a Senior Software Engineer at Box. This year for the Box Hackathon I thought I’d try my hand at writing a C++ application using the new Box V2 API. I used Qt 5.0 as my application framework, not because I’m super familiar with it (indeed, I opened the toolset for the first time on...
02 Oct 2012 · by Tim Bozarth
When Box Engineering says “Radical Self Improvement”, we want to drive home how all Box developers play a critical role in enriching their own lives.  We were excited to demonstrate this commitment to “Self Improvement” by dedicating our most recent Hackathon entirely to innovation around Internal...
15 Aug 2012 · by Alex Willen
This weekend, 150 developers joined us at Box HQ to redefine work, and they produced some clever, creative and downright useful applications. We were joined by TokBox, Twilio, Iron.io, Mashery, Parse, SendGrid and Firebase, all of which provided not only prizes, but also training in how to use...
18 Jul 2012 · by Alex Willen
Today's tools just haven't kept up with the people that use them, which is why our team is dedicated to creating a product that has the power of traditional enterprise software with an interface that's easy to use. We're only tackling one piece of the puzzle, though – there are countless other...
19 Apr 2012 · by Ketki Warudkar
Most people think of a hackathon as an event where engineers work feverishly to build a cool new project or tool in a short amount of time. Here, it’s much more than that; it’s both a tradition and a challenge that engineers as well as the rest of the company – including recruiting, HR, sales and...
18 Aug 2011 · by Benjamin VanEvery
Writing software at a start-up company comes with a lot of perks. It also comes with a hefty project load, which makes it easy to get caught up in the development cycle and lose sight the big picture. We never want this to happen to engineers at Box, since we believe that our software developers –...
13 Dec 2010
Last Thursday, our HQ was home to the second Box hackathon - 16 hours of non-stop coding where our engineers undertook ambitious projects to build the next transformative Box features, all in one sleep-deprived night. Hackathons are a great way to inspire innovations and bring cool new features to...
09 Apr 2010 · by Sean Rose
Fueled by Red Bulls, donuts, and unicorn tears, our fearless Box engineers pulled an all nighter to design and build the next game-changing features for our platform. The Box Hack Olympics kicked off yesterday at 8pm after a full workday, and continued until noon today, giving contestants a mere 16...