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HackerRank ‘gamifies’ technical job recruiting for game companies

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Finding talented game programmers isn’t easy. So HackerRank has built a recruiting tool that “gamifies” the process, or applies game-like mechanics to nongame tasks to get people more engaged. Today, the company is revealing a game tool that challengers programmers to create artificial intelligence characters that can beat those created by a game company that is looking for programmers.   0 […]

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Hacking Tech Recruiting with HackerRank

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While a veritable cottage industry has sprung up around sourcing for tech talent, particularly in the profile aggregation space (think: Entelo, Dice Open Web, Gild), comparatively few options exist for actually screening tech skills, especially developers. Most of these dedicated tech recruiting tools offer integrations with public code repositories like GitHub or StackOverflow. None of these emerging solutions, however, offer […]

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The Story of Khongor and Khasan

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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca, Roman Philosopher Here’s a story reminiscent of this saying. Last year, Khongor Enkhbold & Khasan Bold, participated in “Back To School Hackathon” and were ranked 5th & 7th respectively. Along with the other top contestants, they were taken on an all-expenses-paid trip to Silicon Valley, where […]

Ammar Mian
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The Role of Software Development

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In the technology world, we are constantly thinking about the future: what will it look like and which technologies will reign? But we often fall into the trap of thinking the future is this bizarre thing that exists independent of the people thinking and talking about it. And because we don’t realize this, maybe we’ve […]

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For coders, tests will replace resumes and interviews

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Companies mostly guess at the quality of potential hires. They rely on exaggerated resumes, and often unreliable references. Most people aren’t especially good at interviewing, and are prone to bias. Even with exhaustive pre-screening, many interviews end up being a waste of time on both ends. HackerRank, a Bangalore and Palo Alto based start-up, aims to fix that problem for the competitive tech-hiring space.   0 […]

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Addepar Hosts Record-Breaking Coding Contest with HackerRank

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Addepar, a technology company innovating at the core of the $120 trillion investment management industry, recently paired with HackerRank to co-host an 8-hour global Hackathon. The contest, held June 27th-28th, had a record-breaking 3,800 programmers compete from around the globe, with former world champions Johnny Ho and Gennady Korotkevich among the top participants.   0 […]

Ammar Mian
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How to Form a Habit

How to Form a Habit

“If you take the character of any man, it really is but the aggregate of tendencies, the sum total of the bent of his mind.” – Swami Vivekananda If life is the continuous pursuit of knowledge and improvement, then it may be that our tendencies are the gatekeepers to success. They start off small, but […]