One in all our best privileges and joys at Roblox is taking part in our beloved Hack Week custom—a dynamic exploration of latest concepts that develop the breadth of prospects for our platform. Yearly, for one full week, Roblox staff get a possibility to take a break from their day-to-day work and pursue out-of-the-box concepts they’re keen about. A few of these concepts have even led to technological breakthroughs, like our “Future Is Shiny” lighting system. What’s extra, Hack Week is a main instance of how we dwell our core values:
- Respect the Group: Our groups are composed of sensible, proficient, artistic, hard-working people who’re devoted to bettering our platform for hundreds of thousands of individuals everywhere in the world. As Roblox continues to quickly evolve, there’s by no means sufficient time within the day to pursue all of the tasks we’re keen about. That’s why Hack Week exists: to provide our staff the time, assist, and assets to experiment with concepts which are actually revolutionary and distinctive for the betterment of our platform and group.
- Take the Lengthy View: Hack Week is about envisioning the way forward for Roblox and making it occur—all inside the span of 5 days. Our groups are empowered to look past their present scope of labor and make choices with our long-term targets in thoughts.
- Get Stuff Achieved: Creating a completely functioning prototype of a visionary new thought in only one week isn’t any simple feat, but our groups are all the time up for the problem. Hack Week requires a bias towards motion and the resolve to take calculated dangers reasonably than cautious steps.
- Self-Arrange: Hack Week encourages staff of numerous ability units to collaborate in new methods and resolve for themselves what concepts they’re most all for pursuing.
- Personal It: Our groups take our platform into their very own fingers to defy limitations and in the end form the way forward for Roblox.
Armed with full artistic freedom and the assist of their friends, our engineering groups problem themselves to take dangers, create boldly, and produce us one step nearer to our imaginative and prescient of the Metaverse. Whereas this 12 months’s occasion had its share of novel challenges for our totally distant groups, their spirit of ingenuity and inventiveness was as robust as ever.
Our eighth annual Hack Week resulted in 86 new tasks. Some groups selected to develop new techniques for the Roblox engine. Some groups discovered new methods to enhance an current function or make our builders’ lives simpler with upgrades and efficiency tweaks to Roblox Studio. As our groups work throughout an unlimited panorama of intersecting expertise, these tasks additionally cross a broad spectrum of disciplines. Take a look at the spotlight reel of a few of the standouts—proof that nice issues might be achieved and brought all the way in which from idea to creation inside a single week.
It’s nice to see how our groups proceed to stretch the boundaries of what Roblox can turn into. If you happen to see one thing you want, tell us on social media utilizing #RobloxHackWeek!
Fascinated by becoming a member of us for our subsequent Hack Week? We’re all the time in search of new expertise, so come verify us out at corp.roblox.com/careers/ and see if there’s a task that’s best for you.