The challenge itself doesn’t involve physical feats of herculean daring. It’s actually straightforward, albeit time consuming, and will keep the prospective developer riveted to their seat. Dubbed the ‘developer challenge,’ this out of the box approach to attracting talent seeks to bring a clever few into Hyperpublic’s orbit. According to founder Jordan Cooper, the whole point is:”We just felt like there is so much noise out there. Tons of companies with no real engineering culture begging for engineers to come work with them…We wanted to give the hacker community something fun to work on for a day, and also to communicate our own technical DNA.”
Divided into two parts, success means completing the challenge/s by month’s end. Those who do will be eligible for the following prizes: A year long Dropbox account, a free desk at Hyperpublic for one month, a free Github “medium” account for one year.
Here’s the “invitation” for the determined few who choose to take it up:
“At Hyperpublic we are big on hacking, 20% time, and puzzles…
so we thought it would be fun to create a programming challenge of our very own.
The Hyperpublic Challenge consists of two programming problems, an easy one and a more challenging one. They can be completed usingany language, and shouldn’t take more than an hour or two. Anyone who completes the challenge by Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12:00pm EST will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following prizes!”