Recently, Hack Week hit Dropbox in a big way. As interns, the two of us hadn’t experienced the awesomeness of a Dropbox Hack Week, but when we were told that we could work on anything–absolutely anything–we knew we had to think big. We played around with a ton of project ideas, from real time collaboration tools to a Dropbox for Xbox app. But we decided to roll bold with a crazy idea: For years, Dropbox has let people take their stuff anywhere on Earth. But why stop there? Why not take Dropbox to space?
To do this,
A couple weeks ago we wrapped up our second annual Dropquest, and we’re happy to announce the results! Dropquest was a magical scavenger hunt (through space and time?) that sent our users across Dropbox and the internet to win 1 GB of space and a shot at some amazing prizes.
All in all, around half a million people participated in Dropquest, of which 157,000 braved every obstacle to complete it. Special congrats go to Nathan F for beasting through every puzzle and placing first in Dropquest with a time of 4 hours and 40 minutes!!
Many of you were around for last year’s Dropquest, where we sent y’all on a magical journey through Dropbox and the interwebs. Wordokus were solved, music puzzles were deciphered, origami cranes were folded, and dragons were slain. All in all, nearly half a million Dropquesters were rewarded for their craftiness, skill, and effort. That was well over a year ago, and since then we’ve been holding our cards and toiling away to craft a Dropquest successor worthy of the first.
That being said, we’ve got something to say about the Dropquest landing next weekend:
We get asked a lot how to get more space in your Dropbox, and we realized that we’ve never put an official guide together. So here it is! When people start using Dropbox, they start small but often need more and more space over time. We’ve created a bunch of free ways to get more space, but also make it simple to get loads of space really fast.
Take A Tour
For people new to Dropbox, there are a few things you should try out first — we want you to install Dropbox on a bunch of computers,
Over the past week and a half, Dropbox has played host to a special adventure called Dropquest. Dropquest was a magical scavenger hunt that sent our users across Dropbox and the interwebs in order to win 1GB of space and a shot at several amazing prizes.
Dropquest started out innocently enough, with step 1 asking people to complete a division problem. What ensued from there were cryptic messages sending people to look for hidden clues on the blog, sudokus, and anagrams of famous people. All in all, over 200,000 people have participated in Dropquest,
The Dropbox team is thankful for many things, but here’s a special bunch in particular:
1. Happy users!
2. Our brand new office in downtown SF
3. The all-star recruits that are helping us fill up our brand new office
4. All the love we’re getting on Facebook and Twitter
5. But like every year, we’re most thankful for people who are thankful for us.
What are you guys thankful for?
All of us here at Dropbox wish everyone an amazing Thanksgiving filled with fun times and great food.