hackairthon | bakeathon

March 13, 2012
hackairthon

A few weekends ago, the Airbnb engineering/product teams had their first official hackathon (or in this case, hackairthon), creating new projects from 6pm until 6am the next morning (in this amazing house).

I knew I wanted to be part of this but since I can barely manage my own HTML, I had to find a way outside the engineering the world to contribute.

Enter: baked goods.

In the midst of this hackairthon, I held my own bakeathon. I was only there from 9pm - 2am, but managed to make M&M cookies, vegan pumpkin brownies, funfetti cupcakes with homemade chocolate frosting, and this avocado chocolate cake. I was channeling my Stevenson glory days.

Oh, and just as I was pulling the last two items from the oven, a Mariachi band came to play in the middle of the night.

I really love being part of this community.

Photos by Christopher Lin, compiled by me

9 comments:

  1. it must be so neat to work with such creatives!

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  2. Seriously, this sounds like the most awesome company to work for!!!!

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  3. So random and so awesome! If you ever need a baking or picture taking partner let me know!

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  4. mmm I'm sure that sugar high helped to keep them typing away until the wee hours. You're a champ!! And I miss your avocado chocolate cake!!

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  5. That seem so incredibly nerdy in the most faboulous way!

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  6. What a cool idea! The mariachi band looks epic :)

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  7. This is a cool idea! ...... Since it's 2014 now, so I am late for like 2 years, do you guys still do it?

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    1. I am so sorry! I'm just seeing this now-- I think Airbnb engineers still do this; maybe once or twice a year :)

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