Freelancer.com Presents Manila Dev Challenge
MANILA, June 13, 2013: The leading outsourcing crowdsourcing marketplace continues its
tradition of support for information technologies by hosting a software development
contest in Manila.
With operations in Makati, Freelancer.com has been a staunch advocate of IT studies and training
in the Philippines, sponsoring and judging numerous events in the past year, including the
WebGeek DevCup and AngelHack Manila. This year, in recognition of the growing developer
community in the country, Freelancer.com will hold the Manila Dev Challenge. The event will be
held online on July 20, 2013.
The contest, designed by the Freelancer.com Engineering Teams, will distinguish run of the mill
coders from those with innate talent and the keenest of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Regional Director of Engineering, Adric Schreuders, has high expectations for the participants.
“This competition is not for the faint of heart,” he intones. “Those who can rise to the challenge will be the real innovators of the field, in league with the top developers in the world. We’re not just looking for people who can code; we’re looking for engineers who can drive the evolution of the industry.”
The Manila Dev Challenge will consist of a preliminary round to assess general software
development knowledge and ability, and a final round to evaluate more intricate problem solving
and algorithm implementation skill. Developers with the top results in the preliminaries will be
invited to compete for ₱200,000 in prizes at the finals in Makati.
To register, go to http://challenge.freelancer.com. Stay tuned for details of a pre-event meet-up on
Triple Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing
marketplace in the world. Freelancer.com connects businesses with nearly 8 million independent
professionals globally, specializing in fields as diverse as software development, writing,
marketing, engineering, and the sciences. The average job is completed for under US$200,
making Freelancer.com extremely cost-effective for small businesses unable to justify the expense
of hiring full time.
For more information, contact:
John Arce Consultant