Keeping the IPO ceremony relatively low-key was a goal of the company. The idea is to "keep shipping" products and not get distracted. "Smart companies that go public do that. We saw the same thing last year with Linkedin and Pandora. They took a moment to celebrate the milestone, then went back to business. It's important to keep going on this great journey."The all-night hackathon on the eve of Facebook's stock float was a fitting way for the company to celebrate, Sze said, since hackathons have been a tradition at the company since the very beginning. "It's the standard they've done for all their hackathons," Sze said. "It's nice to put the two together in that format. The energy was high and great. A lot of people stayed up all night there coding great things. So hopefully we'll see great things in the service (from that).
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