Launch hackathon this past weekend was one of the most intense hackathons we’ve ever attended, and we had a blast! After three full days of hacking, 21 talented teams presented their Sinch hacks to evangelists Jordan and Christian. While we wish we had 21 prizes to give out, we had to pick a winner this weekend for our $5,000 prize. We were proud to present this prize to the team who built
While we wish we had 21 prizes to give out, we had to pick a winner this weekend for our $5,000 prize.
We were proud to present this prize to the team who built The Interview Club.
From their project page on ChallengePost, here is the problem they’re trying to solve with their hack.
If you have a technical or business background, you know how hard it is to hire the right engineering talent. You also know it’s the single most important thing you can do as a company. Hiring the right engineer is like finding a diamond in the rough – for every 1 person who’s good, 100 people have wasted you and your engineers’ time.
On the flip side, as engineers in the Valley, we’re constantly bombarded by requests from our non-tech friends to help vet engineers for their business idea.
They are attempting to solve this problem by helping you outsource your engineering interviews to vetted industry professionals. The interviewers are compensated $100-150 per interview.
In addition to having a great idea, they put The Interview Club on a few tech news sites 24 hours before the hackathon was over, and already have over 100 signups. They are in the top 5 finalists for the grand prize, and we wish them the best of luck this coming Wednesday!
We’d also like to give a shoutout to a few other innovative apps that used Sinch this weekend – PriceRanger (realtime pricing suggestions for Airbnb hosts), Magpie (barter Airbnb), and IceBreaker (dating app with phone call before seeing pics).
You can see the full list of Sinch submissions here.
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