Last Thursday, we held our second hackathon of the year. Employees gathered at the AddThis HQ in Virginia for 24-hours of hacking fun. From conference room construction to manipulating web browsers with music, there were tons of impressive projects, many of which were completed by Friday morning. Here’s a look at some of the action!
Part of what makes AddThis an exciting place to work is the fun and distinct approach we take to our daily routine. Our employees are extremely talented and hardworking, which is why it’s important to balance the scale by incorporating some stress-relieving activities that also improve personal health. One way we approach this balance is through good old-fashioned exercise!
At AddThis, hackathons are a core component of our culture. They provide a great deal of value for our company — from exploring product improvements to supporting employee bonding. If you’re not familiar with hackathons, they’re typically 24-hour events where people get together to collaborate on a variety of projects – projects that aren’t restricted to programming.
Time to wake up, campers! Today is evaluation day. The key word here is ‘value’. Do you have any?” – Tony Perkis, Heavyweights
Externally, the word we’re known for is Personalization — but internally, we’re focused on developing our strengths and defining who we are culturally. That’s why we spent time at the end of 2014 defining our values. Now that we’ve had some time to let them sink in, we wanted to share a little bit about what intrinsically ties us together as a company.
We’re all big NCAA tournament fans at the office. We’ve all filled out our brackets and are tracking the games closely. Naturally, we wanted to look at how the online consumer behavior that we see on a daily basis correlates to different aspects of the tournament. In this post, I’m excited to announce the first of two different data visualization projects.
With February nearly over, the year is officially underway. At AddThis, we’ve set our goals and with the help of a few new faces and a well-established culture, we’re geared up to have a heck of a year.
Last week I took some time to talk with Lynn Luong, the Coordinator for Online Marketing at Mercy Home, who manages their website and social media presence. Mercy Home provides kids in crisis with the support and guidance they need to realize their own potential and make positive decisions. Their annual fundraising campaign is vital to the organization – and with the help of AddThis Pro tools they raised almost $5,000 in just two days.
We’re 5 days away from Super Bowl XLIX which means that by now the conversation around who will win has really ramped up. Between Deflategate, Marshawn Lynch avoiding the media and the Blizzard that forced the Pats to evacuate Boston, it’s been an interesting lead-up to the big game. Continue reading →
We recently talked to Charlie McKinney, President of Crisis Magazine, part of the Sophia Institute, who shared with us how they’ve been using our Marketing tools to help generate the highest performing annual fundraising campaign online. Continue reading →