Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) recently concluded its second ‘Hack Day’ of the year, the first one was organized in February 2014. The company shared the results of the hack day on its tech blog. Hack Day is not unconventional in Silicon Valley as most companies organize them to boost creativity and morale of its employees. By conducting its own Hack Day Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) seems to have borrowed a page from the book of its predecessors.
This time around Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) saw 150 of its employee code from Thursday morning to Friday morning, last week. Between them, the employees produced over 50 ‘hacks’ in that time, which covered diverse areas including internal insight tools, product-related feature and development productivity. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) acknowledged that though it finds these ideas ‘very cool and fun’, that doesn’t necessarily means that they would be used in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s product or anything in particular.
Some of the ‘hacks’ that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shared included Nerdflix, a text and console based Netflix User Interface; Netflix Mini, a Google Chrome extension that allows users to multitask while watching Netflix on a mini screen; and Netflix Hue, through which users can match their room’s ambient light with the tile they are browsing and watching by using Philips ‘smart’ lightbulbs.
As of June 30, 2014, Carl Icahn‘s Icahn Capital Mangement LP owns 1,764,907 shares in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), making it one of the largest shareholders in the company.