Software developers and engineers will compete to create travel tech solutions
Agoda has announced that registrations have officially opened for the third instalment of CODEGODA, scheduled to take place in August.
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. Following the success of the first two instalments, the digital travel platform is running another call for software developers and engineers to solve the travel industry’s biggest challenges with code.
Agoda CTO Idan Zalzberg commented:“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.”
Inclusivity is at the top of this year’s agenda. Zalzberg added: “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.”
To support and encourage more women in tech, the top-ranked female coder will also receive an additional cash prize of $500. Participants stand to win more than $10,000 worth of prizes across the competition. Additionally, if a participant’s skills are a match, they may land a job in Agoda’s tech team. Since the competition was launched two years ago, close to 20 people have been hired and have grown their careers within the company.
For more information and to register, visit www.codegoda.io