Hack Pinterest

Zack Argyle | Pinterest engineer, Core Experience

Pinterest is well-known as a haven for creativity. During a recent Hackathon, our engineering team channeled that same creativity and built an Easter egg for web engineers to test their hacking skills. You can find the Easter egg by searching on Pinterest for specific keywords related to our web stack, such as “reactjs”, “nodejs” and “javascript”.

Once you search, you’ll see an invitation to “Hack Pinterest” as the first search result. This triggers a pop-up with a bash terminal, which should be familiar to most engineers. In a nutshell, the terminal is the interface for a web engineering hacker game. A fictional hacker group has corrupted the system, and it’s up to you to follow the clues, retrieve the secret bash commands and see what they’re up to. It’s a tricky game that requires a wide-range of web engineering knowledge to parse the clues and find the hidden commands.

It’s fun, but it’s not just a game. If you get to the end, you’ll get a secret key you can use to email us for a chance to win a $50 gift card to shop over 10 million unique products available through Buyable Pins on Pinterest.

We’re always looking for engineers to join the ranks of our engineering organization. Want to join? Hack away.

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