Palooza Report: March 2015

2015/03/17

Every couple of months, BitTorrent’s staff spends two days in a company-wide hackathon. The goal: to come up with an innovative project that embraces the company’s mission of distributed technology, user control, and sustaining an open internet. We call these a Palooza. Here’s the results of what happened at our latest event.

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.

Behind-the-Scenes of BitTorrent’s Palooza

2014/02/28

February’s Palooza brought out new features and new ideas with a mobile slant. Every two months, we hold an internal hackathon called a Palooza. Paloozas are at the heart of BitTorrent’s bottom-up innovation. It’s where BitTorrent Sync and BitTorrent Bundle got their start. We dedicate two full days and 20% time leading up to the…

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…

Update on BitTorrent Chat

2013/12/19

BitTorrent was founded on a few simple core principles. Uphold user privacy, and user control. Keep the web free, open, and accessible to all. This is what keeps us up at night. And this is what keeps us coding. Every two months, we dedicate two days to all-company hackathons (Paloozas, we call them). It’s free…

The BitTorrent Interview: Bertrand Chazot

2013/11/15

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: Bertrand Chazot, Android…

BitTorrent Palooza Report: Hacktober, 2013

2013/10/29

For the last few years, we’ve made a point of setting aside two working days every few months for internal hackathons, where anyone within the company can form a team to work on and present an new idea for a product or feature. We call these informal hackathons “Paloozas”. Some of our best ideas and…

BitTorrent Palooza Report: July 2013 (Or, How Stuff Gets Made)

2013/07/08

Good ideas can come from anywhere, which is why BitTorrent holds regular hackathons which we here at BitTorrent call a “Palooza.” The basic idea is that we set aside two work days where anyone within company can form a team to work on a new product, feature, internal tool, or general idea. At the end…

Meet Our Team: David Hilborn

2013/01/12

On Thursday, we introduced you to BitTorrent Surf, a new Alpha designed to enable in-browser torrent discovery and download. Today, we’d like you to meet David Hilborn: the guy who managed the release, from whiteboard to real world. Find out more about the team’s inspiration, the journey to Alpha, and what Dave does when he’s…

Meet Our Team: Michael “Pyro” Floyd

2012/12/09

Rebel with a cause: Pyro learned how to program when he wasn’t supposed to, enjoys setting off fireworks, and is currently writing a book. Find out what else moves our head of Research and Development. More about him, plus how he got his nickname, after the jump.

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