#1 Jobs Marketplace Freelancer.ph Sponsors All-Day Hackathon for Filipino Web Geeks
Will you run your app, or run home crying?
In support of the growing Filipino app development community, top global outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com, through its regional website in the Philippines Freelancer.ph, throws the challenge to top web developers and software enthusiasts in an all-day hackathon extravaganza, WebGeek DevCup.
Organized by WebGeek Philippines, WebGeek DevCup will have one of Freelancer.com’s top software engineers from its Sydney headquarters, as part of its judging panel.
According to a 2012 statistical report by the country’s Commission on Higher Education, the IT sector is seeing steady growth in the Philippines. The total number of IT graduates was 45,814 this past academic year; up by 14,800 from AY 1999-2000. This makes information technology the fifth largest discipline in the country in terms of total graduates.
IT jobs abound for these graduates as well. “On Freelancer.ph, programming and application development are already among the top 10 jobs being awarded to Filipinos.” affirms Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com.
"All around the world, the Philippines is starting to gain popularity as a top app development locale. This hackathon presents an opportunity for Filipino developers to showcase their skills and ingenuity in a high-pressure environment. We're excited to see the results and we're honored to be a part of such an event," says Barrie.
Registration for the DevCup is open until August 15, 2012. The event will be held on Aug 25, 2012, at the Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall of the Meralco Compound in Ortigas Center.
Triple Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace in the world. Freelancer.ph, the regional website of Freelancer.com, connects Filipino small businesses and freelancers with over 4 million professionals globally, specializing in fields as diverse as software development, writing, marketing, engineering, and the sciences. A job can be done for as low as Php 1,200, making Freelancer.ph extremely cost-effective for small businesses unable to justify the expense of hiring full time.