Twitter employees create parody recruiting video for Hack Week

Did you know that Twitter participates annually in an event called Hack Week?

Neither did I.

The event took place all last week, and some Twitter employees were challenged to make the best or worst recruiting video they could possibly come up with.

The result?

This hilarious video that has now gone viral.

While the video may be a parody, some of the job opportunities they talk about in the video are real.

So, what exactly is Hack Week all about?

It all started in 2010. Twitter wants to innovate, so they form groups of employees and have them work together to make Twitter better.

The Twitter Blog about Hack Week 2012 said that employees from the entire company formed about 100 groups this year to work on new projects for the company.

Some groups were making tools to make Twitter easier to use, and others were creating fun new tools for the website.

From the Twitter Blog about Hack Week:

“We don’t know what exactly will result, but we can’t wait to find out. One thing we do know: we’ll have a bunch of awesome new products, features, and ideas.”

This is a great idea. More companies should do fun things with their employees like this. There really are no losers when the creative juices keep flowing.

What are your thoughts about Hack Week? Should more companies do fun activities like this to spark more innovation?


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