Hackers, coders invited to compete in Code-A-Thon

A new company, SRQ Cyber Command Center — home to three Sarasota technology businesses: Code Indigo, CopyStrong and Cloud Arcane — is inviting hackers and coders to a July 12 coding competition/hiring event.

The competition will be limited to the 40 most-qualified applicants. Those chosen will be required to demonstrate “an advanced ability to code and develop creative solutions to problems while participating in the event,” according to the organizers.

Of the 40, 10 will advance to the final round, which will include a personality assessment. The first- and second-place winners will be offered relocation assistance and employment with CopyStrong, pending a background investigation. Other finalists may be offered paid internships.

Those who want to play should be familiar with PHP, HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript and API “and be able to creatively think through problems,” organizers said.

CopyStrong, which bills itself as offering “intellectual property protection that features unique behavior analytics, combined with recovery functionality to protect against copyright infringement,” was founded by Erica Bowles.

“While most technology companies would prefer to do business in areas like Palo Alto (California), being a Sarasota native, I wanted to bring technology to my hometown,” Bowles said in a news release. “As a result, we’re trying to help build a successful high-technology development sector here in Sarasota, Bradenton and the neighboring Tampa Bay area.”

People interested in applying for the competition should be U.S. residents and should view the terms and conditions at srqcybercommand.com/code-a-thon.

Code Indigo describes itself as providing “insider threat protection software that works on intranet and middleware applications aimed at serving the health care, financial and government sectors.”

More mysteriously, Cloud Arcane says its work is “currently confidential.”


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