Scenes from BitTorrent’s Movember Challenge

2014/12/23

When the hardworking men of BitTorrent aren’t crafting the latest updates to our products, they actually do some real good. It has been a longstanding tradition for the men at BitTorrent to take part in Movember, the annual month-long event that encourages growing and sporting a mustache for charity.

10th Anniversary: Innovation Timeline

2014/10/29

Ten years ago, BitTorrent, Inc. was formed to build a business harnessing the power of the BitTorrent protocol. Since then, we as a company have created a culture of innovation that looks outside the boundaries of what the Internet is now and focuses on what the Internet will be next.  In continued celebration of our…

BitTorrent Palooza Report: September 2014

2014/09/24

Every couple of months, BitTorrent’s staff takes two days to come up with an innovative project that embraces the company’s goals — an event called the Palooza. Here’s the results of what happened this week. In a longstanding tradition at BitTorrent, the company came together for a two-day hackathon, also known as a Palooza. The…

My Global Obsession

2014/06/20

Jane Davis, BitTorrent’s UX Research and Designer, provides an inside look at the process of understanding our international user base and how this insight impacts our products.

A Peek Into Palooza

2014/06/18

Every two months, BitTorrent holds an internal hackathon we call a Palooza. Projects are presented. People vote. Great ideas are born. We present this month’s report.

Happy Pi Day, From BitTorrent

2014/03/14

When I started working for BitTorrent, I brought with me an event known as “Pie Friday”. In its simplest incarnation, Pie Friday is when someone brings pie in to the office on, yes, Fridays. It started because I love making pie, and other people love eating pie, and has grown to be embraced by people…

How BitTorrent Does Happy Hours: The Biathlon Edition

2014/03/01

Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. We held one at BitTorrent headquarters. It involved less skiing. Here at BitTorrent, we like to have parties. While some of them are brilliantly planned events, we also like to engage in impromptu “Happy Hours.” During one of those brilliantly planned events with…

How to Build a Great Product: 5 Lessons from BitTorrent’s Mobile Team

2014/02/19

It’s 10:45am, and the Mobile team is gathered in their daily standup. At the center of the conversation is a scrum board covered in tasks, and the team’s dashboard (a large TV). Usually, the TV displays mobile stats. Today, it’s an image Rebecca Chu, a Sr. Visual Designer, put together with the new mobile app…

How Stuff Gets Made: BitTorrent’s December Hackathon

2014/02/07

On Monday, we’ll begin another round of our bi-monthly Palooza (BitTorrent’s two day hackathon). So, we decided to take some time to reflect on the last one we had. If you’ve been keeping up with us, you already know that Palooza is the foundation to BitTorrent’s bottom-up innovation. It’s where BitTorrent Sync and BitTorrent Chat…

The BitTorrent Interview: Dave Hansen

2014/01/15

BitTorrent is a company made up of inventors, engineers, scientists, designers; makers and breakers of technology. The BitTorrent Interview is an introduction to the people of peer-to-peer: notes from the edge of distributed technology, and a few words from the team we’re lucky enough to call our own. In this week’s edition: Dave Hansen, software…

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