Images From The Minutes Leading Up To The IPO

[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Every few months Facebook has a hackathon, where everyone builds prototypes for new ideas they have. At the end, the whole team gets together and looks at everything that has been built. Facebook decided to celebrate its IPO, by what else, hosting a Hackathon.

Glimpses from the social network’s Menlo Park headquarters, of the minutes leading up to the IPO.

This will be of Internet’s largest IPOs. This will also be an IPO where each Facebook user is somehow emotionally invested in. This emotional equity is the value for the $100+ billion price. [Image Courtesy: Francis Luu / Facebook]


You know how it is.. right now we stroll in around the campus, tomorrow we can afford our own jet packs.. [Image Courtesy: Francis Luu / Facebook]


The stage is being set for the big, big, big launch. [Image Courtesy: Francis Luu / Facebook]


Look carefully, and you can see a bit of a “hacker” on the top left. Yes, the building goes by that moniker. Mind you, in pure software engineering terms, hacking is a good thing. Hackers are kinda God-level guys. [Image Courtesy: Francis Luu / Facebook]


Zuckerberg flashes a grin. Not only will the new CEO not be donning a suit, he will ring the Nasdaq bell remotely from the company’s Menlo Park, California headquarters. The Nasdaq CEO will come down to join him. [Image Courtesy: Francis Luu / Facebook]


Zuckerberg is known to wear a hoodie, which has “Making the world more open and connected” printed on its inside. Imitating the CEO is the sincerest form of flattery. [Image Courtesy: Francis Luu / Facebook]


Many of Facebook’s most successful products came out of hackathons, including Timeline, chat, video, the mobile development framework and some of the social network’s most important infrastructure like the HipHop compiler. HipHop for PHP is a source code transformer for PHP script code, incase you were wondering. [Image Courtesy: Francis Luu / Facebook]


Its not a man’s world, after all.   [Image Courtesy: Francis Luu / Facebook]



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