Finding the Best Tech Talent in Atlanta:
Advertising and Technology
Company Cardlytics Hosts Cardlytics
Iron Coder Software Engineering Competition at Georgia Tech
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2 - 5 p.m. Media welcome anytime, but winners will be announced around 5 p.m. (best time to come is 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.)
WHERE: Georgia Tech Student Success Center, Press Room A, 190 North Ave., NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
WHAT: Cardlytics Iron Coder Software Engineering Competition, where participants have three hours to solve a series of complex programming challenges. Winners get cash prizes and guaranteed job interviews with Cardlytics.
WHY: Cardlytics (www.cardlytics.com), an Atlanta-based advertising and technology company and the pioneer in Card-Linked Marketing, is tapping into Atlanta’s high tech talent pool in a new, innovative way.
The fast-growing company created this software engineering competition to reward technology students and help identify talent for their open technology and engineering positions based right here in Atlanta.
THE CHALLENGE: It’s a secret! The specific software engineering challenge to be solved will be announced at the competition on Saturday, March 29.
- Competition is open to all Georgia Tech students (limit 60). Individual entries only.
- Participants will have three hours to solve a complex problem by developing a working software prototype in any technology stack (e.g. Java, C#, C, C++, etc.). Last year, competitors developed a guitar tablature generator to create every possible permutation from an input of 99 different musical chords.
- All completed submissions will be judged at the end of the allotted time and winners announced at 5:30 p.m. that day. Points will be awarded based on accuracy, and the winners will be chosen based on those points. If necessary, there will be a tie breaker based on speed of completion of all tasks.
THE PRIZES: The three individuals with the highest scores will receive an invitation to interview with the Cardlytics engineering team, plus:
- 1st Place - $2,000
- 2nd Place - $1,000
- 3rd Place - $500
Cardlytics Job Openings: Software Engineers, Project Managers, Analysts, and more! (Full list at http://cardlytics.com/careers/).