Category: Paloozas

February’s Palooza brought out new features and new ideas with a mobile slant. Every two months, we hold an internal hackathon called a Palooza. Paloozas are at the heart of BitTorrent’s bottom-up innovation. It’s where BitTorrent Sync and BitTorrent Bundle got their start. We dedicate two full days and 20% time leading up to the…

On Monday, we’ll begin another round of our bi-monthly Palooza (BitTorrent’s two day hackathon). So, we decided to take some time to reflect on the last one we had. If you’ve been keeping up with us, you already know that Palooza is the foundation to BitTorrent’s bottom-up innovation. It’s where BitTorrent Sync and BitTorrent Chat…

Update on BitTorrent Chat


BitTorrent was founded on a few simple core principles. Uphold user privacy, and user control. Keep the web free, open, and accessible to all. This is what keeps us up at night. And this is what keeps us coding. Every two months, we dedicate two days to all-company hackathons (Paloozas, we call them). It’s free…

BitTorrent is a company made up of inventors, engineers, scientists, designers; makers and breakers of technology. The BitTorrent Interview is an introduction to the people of peer-to-peer: notes from the edge of distributed technology, and a few words from the team we’re lucky enough to call our own. In this week’s edition: Bertrand Chazot, Android…


BitTorrent Sync is a simple way to sync files across your devices; free from the speed, security, and size limits that come standard with traditional cloud-based solutions. Today, people around the world have synced over 8 petabytes of data using the app. But not so long ago, it was just an idea we were kicking…

Meet Our Team: David Hilborn


On Thursday, we introduced you to BitTorrent Surf, a new Alpha designed to enable in-browser torrent discovery and download. Today, we’d like you to meet David Hilborn: the guy who managed the release, from whiteboard to real world. Find out more about the team’s inspiration, the journey to Alpha, and what Dave does when he’s…


Rebel with a cause: Pyro learned how to program when he wasn’t supposed to, enjoys setting off fireworks, and is currently writing a book. Find out what else moves our head of Research and Development. More about him, plus how he got his nickname, after the jump.