Are you eager to explore your boundaries and expand your knowledge? Do you have skills that you want to showcase to the world? Perhaps you merely wish to prove you’re better than the rest? Or maybe just to see what progress you’ve made. Whatever reason you might think of, there are obvious benefits you can get out of participating in IT competitions:
- a chance to demonstrate your talent;
- an unconventional way of securing your growth – whether it is professional or personal;
- the perfect excuse to test out ideas and skills;
- uncover potential and unlocking innovation.
Agree so far? Great! Now let’s change the setting a bit: you’re an IT professional or you are currently studying computer science or a related discipline at university and you’re located in Moldova. The benefits listed above appeal to you, but you’re not big on participating in traditional hackathons. What if we told you there’s a possibility be where all the action is, without the stress, fuss and huge amount of socialization this consecrated type of IT competition presents? What if you could compete, showcase your awesome skills, gain experience, win cool prizes from the comfort of your own favorite chair?Still thinking it’s not possible? Think again! Meet the newest concept in matter of IT competitions, lovingly entitled “Challenges for Programmers”. It’s the first online hackathon dedicated to programmers, ever to be organized in Moldova and it’s being launched by Pentalog, this Thursday – June 16.The online competition will last 1 month (ends July 14) during which programmers from Moldova can enter one of its two main categories: the student category, dedicated to student programmers and the experienced category, dedicated to programmers who already have work experience. Each category has its own prizes: an Fitbit Flex wristband or a Parrot Minidrone Rolling Spider for the big winners and Raspberry PI devices for the runner-ups. In order to win them, the coders need to know how to use one of the following programming languages: Java, C#, C++, PHP, Python or Ruby.Obviously, not everyone who enters the competition will win. However, even if you don’t receive any of the big prizes, you can still benefit from the opportunity to. Because in the end, competitions are not all about winning, or beating the others – they’re about discovering yourself and your potential, learning how to use the others as a source of motivation and inspiration. In a nutshell, the only real competitor you’ve got is yourself.You really don’t have to believe us, just test this theory out for yourself by joining “Challenges for Programmers” and see how much of the tangible and intangible prizes you can gain! Good luck!Looking to innovate your recruitment strategy? Tell Marius about your HR challenges.