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  • 02.21.11

Inside Foursquare’s Hack-a-thon: How Unleashing a Gang of Geeks Benefits Business

Sometimes it’s a good idea to trap 150 mischievous engineers in a room and tell them to zombify your beloved product. This past weekend Foursquare did just that, hosting their first ever developer hackathon in New York City. We stayed all day, drank their beer, and stole lessons from the trenches.

Sometimes it’s a good idea to trap 150 mischievous engineers in a room and tell them to zombify your beloved product. This past weekend Foursquare did just that, hosting their first ever developer hackathon in New York City. We stayed all day, drank their beer, and stole lessons from the trenches.

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