Employees of Facebook paint a code giant QR in the ceiling one his buildings

The code is painted on the roof of one building in Menlo Park, California, and is 12 meters 80 centimeters across.

Employees of the social network carried out the installation of this code under the Space Hackathon, just launched by Mark Zuckerberg, and if you scan the code directs us to the Facebook page FB QR Code.

The initiative came from Mark Pike, an employee of the Engineering area of Facebook, who explained the details on the blog of the business section of the social network. "It started as a comment on a post of 'Zuck'" says Pike, in which he proposed to draw a QR jokingly, for example directing people to the Careers Site. The comment had his 15 minutes of fame with 50 "likes" to which Pike charged with creating a group, it still was not sure to carry forward the idea. "When more than 100 people came together, started the game," said Pike.

The project already underway, one of the team's engineers realized that the simpler the URL that the code should go, the less complex would be the same code, which would result in less paint and more chances that the QR could be read from space (given that the plans were ambitious).

Engineers, designers, operations team members, chalk, rollers, black paint and some beer did the rest. For the night was over the code, and drew a picture, but it was not until the other day they could see if they had succeeded or not. During the morning adosaron to a Canon SD790IS cuadcopter and captured the moment. The QR Code was a success and is now on the roof of one building in Menlo Park.


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