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News - April 4, 2012

Facebook employees add bar code to roof in Menlo

Describing it as a "hack of epic proportions," a team of Facebook employees unveiled a 42-foot-square bar code that they'd painted on the roof of a building at the social networking company's Menlo Park headquarters at 1 Hacker Way.

Inspiration struck during the company's recent Hackathon event.

It took gallons of black paint, string, a remote-controlled tiny helicopter carrying a camera, and hours of patience for the team to create a QR code, a type of scannable bar code, according to employees.

The code leads to a URL — fbco.de — that for now only tantalizes with a "coming soon" message.


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