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Hackathons serve as vital HR tools for India's tech and IT services firms

Written By Guest Contributor | September 4, 2014

HR departments in India are deploying hackathons in myriad ways, including finding the right talent, gauging internal skill levels, and promoting innovation amongst employees. At hackathons, a large number of people come together for a short period of time to intensely chip away at a challenge. Such extreme, collaborative programming gatherings — codejams that drive technology innovation, and codefests that dish out ideas for large technology companies — are becoming a frequent feature in India. As their popularity rises, hackathons are evolving into a sophisticated human resources tool for the country’s IT services and tech firms, which are applying them for a wide range of mainstream situations.

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