Monday, November 9, 2015

Netflix Hack Day - Autumn 2015

Last week, we hosted our latest installment of Netflix Hack Day. As always, Hack Day is a way for our product development staff to get away from everyday work, to have fun, experiment, collaborate, and be creative.

The following video is an inside look at what our Hack Day event looks like:

Video credit: Sean Williams

This time, we had 75 hacks that were produced by about 200 engineers and designers (and even some from the legal team!). We’ve embedded some of our favorites below.  You can also see some of our past hacks in our posts for March 2015, Feb. 2014 & Aug. 2014

While we think these hacks are very cool and fun, they may never become part of the Netflix product, internal infrastructure, or otherwise be used beyond Hack Day.  We are posting them here publicly to simply share the spirit of the event.

Thanks to all of the hackers for putting together some incredible work in just 24 hours!

Netflix VHF
Watch Netflix on your Philco Predicta, the TV of tomorrow! We converted a 1950's era TV into a smart TV that runs Netflix.

Narcos: Plata O Plomo Video Game
A fun game based on the Netflix original series, Narcos.

Stream Possible
Netflix TV experience over a 3G cell connection for the non-broadband rich parts of the world.

Ok Netflix
Ok Netflix can find the exact scene in a movie or episode from listening to the dialog that comes from that scene.  Speak the dialog into Ok Netflix and Ok Netflix will do the rest, starting the right title in the right location.

Smart Channels
A way to watch themed collections of content that are personalized and also autoplay like serialized content.

And here are some pictures taken during the event.