17 Apr '12, 1pm

Facebook Philosophy: Move Fast and Break Things #sm #smm @qforma #innovation

Facebook Philosophy: Move Fast and Break Things #sm #smm @qforma #innovation

This is part of IEEE Spectrum 's special report on the battle for the future of the social Web . A scruffy young guy in white-framed sunglasses and a long blue cape shouts into a tiny black megaphone: "Welcome to Hackathon 23!" But he’s not a nefarious cybercriminal. He’s an engineer at Facebook, and he’s standing in the company’s Palo Alto headquarters at 5 p.m., surrounded by about 60 other coders eager to start what looks like a free-form, all-night programming party. But a hackathon isn’t just fun and games. While the general public has come to associate hacking with black-hat crooks, Facebook is reclaiming the term, evoking its "ethical hacking" roots of computer labs in the 1970s. Hacking at Facebook is an intellectual and creative exercise, and more. It involves putting aside everyday duties to pursue challenges just for sake of doing it—but also seeing if, maybe, i...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/innovation/facebook-phil...

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