Registrations have officially opened for Agoda’s third global programming competition, Codegoda slated to take place this August. Following the success of the first two instalments, the digital travel platform is running another call for software developers and engineers around the world - this time, to solve the travel industry’s biggest challenges with code.
“Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Agoda, and we constantly seek to push the envelope on innovation. Growing our talent pool of engineers has been crucial to this. We believe that skills speak for themselves, regardless of age, background and experiences. That’s why we created Codegoda as a way to host an open, global call, for anyone who would like to try their hand at building new technologies.”, said Idan Zalzberg, CTO, Agoda.
This year, the team champions for greater inclusivity. “Agoda is an equal opportunity employer, and we want to use this platform to give opportunities to individuals who might not typically have the resources or capabilities to rise up the ranks the normal way. We hope to see more women builders, more diverse nationalities, individuals from various age groups or stages of their career, persons across different income groups, to try their hand at coding. Everyone is welcome. And everyone can be a tech builder.”, adds Zalzberg.
To support and encourage more women in tech, the top woman coder will also receive an additional cash prize of USD500. Participants stand to win over USD10,000 worth of prizes across the competition. The competition enables participants to demonstrate their programming skills on a global stage adding credibility to those looking to further their careers in the field. Additionally, if a participant’s skills are a match, they may land a job in Agoda’s tech team. To-date, close to 20 people have been hired and have grown their careers at the company.
These challenges are set by Agoda’s best-in-class tech team who help power global travel at scale managing 1,000 experiments running in parallel at any given time, and 1,200 deployments every day. The tech team at Agoda is responsible for over 220Tbs of data written daily and oversees the smooth running of the trillion data events generated every day.
Non-coders can also get in on the fun via social media. Those who choose to help spread the news of the competition on their social media channels by tagging #codegoda or #codegoda2022 will enter into a lucky draw for attractive prizes
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