Our Second Annual Hackathon, in Photos

Last week, we said goodbye to #RemoteSeptember -- which by then had turned into #StillRemoteOctober -- and hello to Penny Hoarder Office No. 3! We decided to christen the new space and return to office life with our second annual hackathon.

What exactly is a hackathon? Typically, it’s an event held within tech communities where different departments work together on a project around the clock for a 48-hour period.

We took pieces of this concept and made it our own: For two days, professionals across all departments at The Penny Hoarder worked in teams on one of two projects. Winners were chosen by their peers and one grand-prize winner was picked by the executive team.

We kicked off the day with coffee and mimosas. (We really like mimosas around here.)

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Then, we began with a group project to help us think outside the box.

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For the main project, teams brainstormed throughout the day… some while sitting on beanbag chairs and AstroTurf.

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We had lots of food to fuel us throughout the two days.

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And even free ice cream!

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(There was even a truck and everything)

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Then, it was back to work on the project.

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Some people got really into it.

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(Hey, there were prizes at stake)

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On Day 2, it was presentation time!

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*Drum roll* And then the winners were announced, capping off another successful hackathon!

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We can’t wait to see what fun and inspiration our next hackathon brings!

Kathleen Garvin is an editor and marketing strategist at The Penny Hoarder. You can follow her on Twitter at @itskgarvin.

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