New start-up Xcelerator to recruit for coders during DCU hackathon this Friday

11 Sep 2012

New Irish start-up Xcelerator is looking for software developers and it is taking a rather novel recruiting approach – during a hackathon at Dublin City University’s (DCU) innovation and enterprise centre Invent this coming Friday.

Xcelerator itself is an early stage spin-out from DCU Invent. The company was set up by Tony O’Dowd in 2011 to develop web-based statistical machine translation software for the localisation industry via its cloud-based platform KantanMT.

According to the company, people will be given a “challenging” computational task that they will have to complete in any programming language within 90 minutes. Those who are successful in completing the task will apparently then get an interview with a member of the Xcelerator team. 

Friday’s hackathon event will take place at DCU Invent from 1pm and 6pm on Friday, 14 September.

You can learn more about the event and how to register by clicking here.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic