Media Advisory: Finding the Best Tech Talent in Atlanta: AdTech Company Cardlytics Hosts 3rd “Cardlytics Iron Coder Software Engineering Competition” at Georgia Tech

Students win Cash and Job Interviews; Competition Expands to Include Georgia Tech, Georgia State, University of West Georgia, Emory University, Kennesaw State, Southern Poly, UGA

WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Georgia Tech Student Success Center, President’s Suites A & B, 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 (, 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, September 27th.

  • Competition is open to students from Georgia Tech, Emory University, University of West Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic University, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University (limit 75). Individual entries only.
  • Participants will have three hours to solve a series of complex problems by developing a working software prototype in any technology stack (e.g. Java, C#, C, C++, etc).
  • All completed applications 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 a winner 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:   First three individuals to complete exercise within allotted time 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, Developers and more! (Full list at

Mitch Leff, 404-861-4769,
Sarah Douglas, 678-521-5289,