The Hack It ChallengeThe goal was simple: Find a way to inspire the best and brightest in tech to participate in a challenge that would generate excitement and attract them to jobs. Dice invited participants to hack into the Content Management System (CMS) of a mobile billboard that was driving around New York City, Atlanta, Charlotte, Salt Lake City and Silicon Valley.
The billboard advertised four fictitious companies in ways that held clues—as well as red herrings. The companies were: Big Sal’s: A scissor-door company that puts scissor doors on…anything. Encrusted Crust: An establishment that offers elaborate pizza experiences. Spaniel + Setter: Custom dog mansion builders. Wheelfree: A helicopter commuting company based in New York City. The response from the community was overwhelmingly positive. All the top players who could “hack it” won a 3+ foot tall trophy and a custom ad placed on Reddit. The four grand prize winners could live like a billionaire and choose one of the four prizes: Custom scissor doors installed on their car, a super-fancy $1,000 pizza experience, a custom-built pet mansion, or a helicopter commute for a day. The companies may have been fictitious, but these rewards were definitely real.
Okay so today I finally got around to attempting the #CanYouHackIt tech challenge from the guys over @Dicedotcom . Here's a pictue of me a few hours ealier looking a bit smug; little did that man know just what he was going to be up against... Well played Dice 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Ua7hpqXyGC— Arron Hovingham (@AnalystiaArron) April 9, 2018