33Across Celebrates Our Biggest Hackathon

Fusion of the minds creates exceptional things, especially here at 33Across. Earlier this week we held our 5th annual Hackathon. Eight teams across two offices and a number of domestic and international locations came together to generate impactful ideas which will push our publisher technology efforts to the next level.

Each team had a mix of members from our engineering, operations, sales, marketing, and product departments. With a company-wide participation rate of 91%, this has been our largest and most diverse Hackathon to date.

Unlike traditional Hackathons, we were not holed up in dark rooms for 48 straight hours cracking code. Instead, each team worked together over a course of 3 days on their idea. Employees decided the winners of two categories; Coolest/Most Innovative Product Idea and Best Technical Hack. Our executive team however voted on the most coveted category, Highest Potential Revenue Impact. So without any further adieu, the winner is…

The Hackathon Dons: Alex R, Joshua P, Sasha Z, Sean W, and Adam W. 
This team created a data-driven technique to increase publisher yield.

Additional winners:
Coolest/Most Innovative Idea
Team 404: Kevin Z, Ming Y, Kaitlin G, Abhay M, and Anthony L

Best Technical Hack
Prestige Worldwide: Carlos F, Gulnara M, Terence U, Nathaniel A, and Fiona T