Susie Flynn is a Program Manager based in Cambridge, MA. She has been with VMware since 2011 and contributes to a variety of programs in the Office of the CTO. Thanks to Susie for authoring this post!   Borathons, two day hacking events, are somewhat of a tradition here at VMware. Hackathons are excellent opportunities for grassroots, employee-driven ideas to come to the forefront. Teams of up to five people come together to build Flings , features, proof-of-concepts, hacks, or new workflows. Employees are given the opportunity to work on a passion project, something new that sparks their interest, or an idea they would like to see validated. Why is it called a Borathon instead of a Hackathon? Legend has it that when VMware moved from CVS to Perforce, the new repository had an island theme – “Bora Bora”. The Office of the CTO is proud to foster a culture of innovation, while continuing to remember our historical roots through Borathon. This event accomplishes many things at once. It allows employees to step away from their day jobs and explore creative endeavors, brings together employees across disparate teams for networking and collaboration, gives employees the opportunity to present to senior [...]
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