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Thread: Coding Challenge - Code4Goal - 28/01/2015

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    Coding Challenge - Code4Goal - 28/01/2015

    CrowdSourceHire is collaborating with Microsoft for the first time in order to run a competition showcasing how businesses can drive innovation by hiring programmers with original ideas.

    The Code4Goal Coding Challenge, which is sponsored by Microsoft and will take place the 28/01/2015 , is for programmers looking to promote their coding skills as well as solve issues faces by companies.

    Participants will be asked to develop a product that helps businesses sift through large volumes of resumes in order to help them save time and money – while at the same time assisting them in choosing the right candidate.

    The competition’s judges include Shaun Clowes, director of product growth and analytics at Atlassian, and Andrew Coates, developer evangelist at Microsoft. The winner will be selected based on speed, accuracy, the cleanliness of their code as well as how innovative their solution is.

    Have a look at the contest details : Code4Goal | CrowdSourceHire | Challenge The Best Coders Globally For Prizes & Glory

    The Crowdsourcehire's team

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    Sounds like someone wanting a website or project built and has made a fake contest in order to get it done for free.
    But hey that's just my own opinion.
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    Good hi myfayt,

    Our terms and conditions are clearly states that the participants still retain IP. Please have a look at our terms and conditions for more information.
    The challenge is not a fake and will start on Wednesday 28th.

    The articles about this event is also available on the Microsoft's blog below:
    Developers: Enter Code4Goal Coding Challenge for a chance to win a new Surface Pro 3 - The Fire Hose

    Please do not hesitate to answer to this post if you have any concern.

    Regards,

    The crowdsourcehire team

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    Fake or not, who would be dumb enough to do THAT much work for the CHANCE that they might win a computer (yet another computer--I have 5 already)???

    It is such a piddly little prize compared to what is asked for. Hours and hours and days and days of work to produce a final polished product...and all but one of the submissions are immediately worth zero dollars, so all but one person worked for free.

    I can't see anybody bothering to enter this except students and/or people desperate to get hired.

    I'd say they will be lucky to get one really good entry, except that I do know how many talented students and unemployed programmers there are out there, right now. So they probably will find several worthwhile entries, which makes it even sadder that only one of them can win the minimal prize.
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