Winners from LinkedIn’s First Open Intern Hackday

linkedin intern hackdayOn July 29, 2011, LinkedIn’s Mountain View cafeteria was filled to capacity with over 170 interns both from leading tech companies throughout the Bay Area and leading schools (Berkeley, Stanford,  Waterloo, Upenn, and MIT among others).

The interns were gathered for LinkedIn’s first open Intern Hackday — a chance to win a MacBook Air, an iPad or Apple gift card — but more importantly, a chance to earn permanent bragging rights among their peers.

Linkedin put together a timeline of tweets and relevant photographs that captured the highlights of those 24 hours. Click through the picture below for a closer look. 


linkedin intern hackday tweetstream

Here are the winners:

  • 3rd place went to beam.it: peer-to-peer file transfer in the browser
  • 2nd place to LinkedOut: use LinkedIn data to predict the probability of someone moving to a certain company and the effect this would have on their network
  • 1st place went to Rocks: a real-time, 3d, multiplayer, in-browser game similar to capture the flag with some impressive feats of WebGL and hardware acceleration

Damian Davila

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