OLX announces ‘Code and the Curious’ hackathon to hire techies

By : |July 26, 2017 0

OLX, India’s largest online classifieds, has kicked off its “Code and the Curious” hackathon to recruit India’s best coding talent, skilled in emerging and disruptive technologies across Machine learning, AI, and Data Science. The hackathon has already received 10,000+ registrations so far.

The recruitment drive consists of two parts- an online assessment challenge from July 22nd to July 27th, 2017 followed by a live two-day hackathon session in Gurgaon and Bangalore on 5th and 12th August respectively. The event is organized in partnership with leading online technology and programming platform, HackerRank.

Shortlisted candidates from the second round will undergo interviews for full-time roles at OLX across its global technology hubs in Buenos Aires, Berlin, Lisbon, and Gurgaon. The hackathon is designed for data scientists, engineers, and coders. There is no participation fee for entering the Hackathon.



“One of the highlights of working at OLX is the opportunity to work on 40 others markets across the globe. India is known for its immense tech talent, and we thought it would be fitting to leverage this talent for other markets by recruiting specifically for those countries. ‘Be Open’ is one of our key values. We are open to learning from each other, sharing experiences, and even recruiting the best talent from across other OLX countries,” said Varun Madan, Head of HR, OLX India.

“Innovation is a big focus for this year in order to provide a more friction-free user-experience. Our product and tech talent will play a central role in achieving this. The hackathon which is centered around Machine Learning aims to foster innovation, creativity, and original thinking. While the end-goal of the Hackathon is recruitment, we want to make the process fun,” added Madan.

The hackathon aims to scout for talent that will join these team across countries to support the product development initiatives of the company. Participants can apply for the hackathon by registering at https://www.hackerrank.com/code-and-the-curious.


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