This year at the fifth annual Zillow Saltine Challenge we had a number of notable “firsts.” The challenge — eat as many crackers as you can in 1 minute — and the unbridled passion were the same, but the sheer scale and intensity of the competition were unlike anything we have seen before.
The table is set before the competition at our Seattle headquarters.
We held the competition in six different offices, including with our offshore team in India. This means we had six winners, who will square off in a face-to-face showdown at our next company meeting.
We also tried streaming live feeds across offices so we could watch each other compete.
The live stream as seen from our Seattle office.
And of course, as you would expect, there was lots of creativity and innovation:
Our UX researcher tried looking at pictures of food to stimulate his saliva.
Our CFO attempted smashing the crackers before eating them (tip – doesn’t work).
Our team in India upped the ante in their final round by using dry biscuits.
Some offices tested a “first to eat 12 crackers” timed finale – intense.
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