We recently completed FreeWheel’s Second Annual Global Hackathon: a 24-hour marathon during which our people transcend geo and departmental borders to collaborate, incubate and innovate. This year’s hackathon was a record-breaking event for our company. More than 250 hackers in the US, China, France and the UK consumed record amounts of coffee and Red Bull while building 49 impressive projects that promote both innovation and efficiency in our operations. The demo phase of the hackathon was streamed globally to foster connection across the entire organization.
Advengers assemble! With a team of FreeWheelers from around the globe, I recently competed at the NBCU Hackathon on a whirlwind trip to Seattle. Our team built and debuted “adHarmony,” an interactive app that unifies ad measurement across all screens by listening to and recognizing video ads played somewhere nearby. Integrating with LISNR let the app track ads on any device (TV, VOD, mobile, etc.) Spoiler: we lost the competition, but I learned several lessons about teamwork and hackathons worth sharing.
On May 22nd, FreeWheel participated as a co-sponsor – along with our close friends at Nickelodeon – for Passing it On, the RTKids annual Spring benefit performance, living up to the company’s core value of being a deeply caring organization that supports the community.
On April 28th FreeWheel was proud to host our 2nd Annual Bring Your Kids to Work Day (BYKTWD). Over 40 children of our FreeWheel employees, ranging from infants to teens, were treated to an amazing array of activities including face painting, costume parade, balloon artistry, cookie decorating, arts & crafts, and lunch.
Last week, FreeWheel was delighted to celebrate and honor our best-in-market Engineering Team during National Engineers Week (Feb. 21 – 27).
The decision had been made. We have become simply too big to pull off the annual company Kickoff like we have done every year since FreeWheel was founded. Given the intense amount of growth FreeWheel experienced in 2015, there were just too many employees to bring together. Too expensive. A logistical nightmare. Decision done. But… […]
Representatives from FreeWheel will be traveling to several schools across the area searching for rock star software engineers to join our growing team. We are on the hunt for great talent!
FreeWheel recently invited all of our employees to participate in the first annual FreeWheel Global Hackathon. From China to the UK to the US, employees around the world came together to rethink processes, examine procedures and get creative about solutions, not just as they relate to our products, but for the entire FreeWheel experience.