Jonesboro, Ark. – October 17, 2016 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, is excited to announce its third annual hackathon is scheduled to take place in Jonesboro on October 21st at the Brickhouse Grill from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.
Each team will be given four hours to create a project that has yet to be revealed. Following a presentation to a panel of judges, the first place winners of the event will receive a coveted paid internship at Rural Sourcing, which has been recognized as one of 100 top organizations selected for Computerworld’s 2016 Best Places to Work in IT. Food and drinks will be provided to all participants and prizes are awarded every hour throughout the day.
Unlike traditional hackathons where solutions to hypothetical situations are presented and solved, this event will involve working on a specific project for a local organization. This year’s hackathon is inspired by an old school theme and will feature at least eight teams of three to four local college students.
“We’re thrilled that students from across the state will represent five universities,” said Margaux Kaynard, vice president of human resources at Rural Sourcing. “This hackathon is the largest we’ve had to date and promises to generate amazing results.”
The panel of judges includes Rachel Coulter, local meteorologist at KAIT-TV Region 8 News; Brad Crawley, director of IT at Central Baptist Church; and Lee Quessenberry, local coding guru and BBQ champion.
For more information, visit the Rural Sourcing Jonesboro Hackathon page.
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