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Paysafe Group Announces Global Hackathon Winners

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 6, 2018 by itnerd

Paysafe Group, a leading global payments provider, has awarded Kamil Dębowski, a Polish developer, a US $25,000 cash prize for being the ultimate winner in its recent global hackathon. Dębowski beat over 850 developers who participated in the event which took place across three Paysafe offices in Sofia, Hyderabad and Calgary.

The hackathon consisted of two stages: firstly, an online qualifying challenge followed by an in person, Paysafe hosted event. The final top three winners were chosen by an experienced panel of Paysafe judges based on the speed and methods they used to solve complex challenges.  The two runners up for the on-site challenge were Vikram Singh Panwar from India, and Lewin Gan from the US, who both won US $5,000. Before that, Paysafe also awarded cash prizes to the fastest three developers to crack the online challenge. This was Scott Wu in first place, who won US $3,000 followed by Neal Wu who won US $2,000 and Steven Hao who picked up third place and US $1,000. All three winners were based in the US.

Dębowski, joined the global event via the local Paysafe Sofia office.  As the company’s largest office, the team in Sofia recently celebrated reaching 1,000 employees and plays a critical role supporting Paysafe’s global business operations and technology development.

As well as participating in the event, developers also had the opportunity to discuss career opportunities and the developer job vacancies at Paysafe, a sought-after employer in payments with multiple employer awards and a Glassdoor rating of 4.2 globally.

 

Paysafe Group Hosts First global Hackathon

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 1, 2018 by itnerd

Paysafe Group, a leading global payments provider, will host its first global hackathon across five of its key developer locations: Sofia (Bulgaria), Vienna (Austria), Hyderabad (India), Montreal and Calgary (Canada); to identify new ideas, talent and innovation that align to its bold technology ambitions.

The global hackathon is open to all forward-thinking IT engineers with a passion for technology and coding who are looking for an opportunity to showcase their exceptional skills. Along with the opportunity to win large cash prizes, the successful hackers will have the opportunity to discuss rewarding career opportunities at Paysafe, a sought-after employer in payments with multiple employer awards and a Glassdoor rating of 4.2 globally.

Interested participants are required to pre-register here:  www.paysafe.com/hackathon2018

Paysafe’s global hackathon will consist of two parts involving challenges focused on Graph Theory and Dynamic Programming:

Online challenge from October 8th to October 20th:

The top three winners of the online challenge will receive a cash prize; 1st place wins $3,000, 2nd place wins $2,000 and 3rd place wins $1,000. The top 50 participants in each location will be contacted directly and invited to the on-site event.

On-site events on October 27th:

The on-site events will take place at venues across the five countries.

Individuals will be required to present their work in front of a jury once everyone has completed the challenge. The location winner will be awarded a $5,000 prize and the overall global champion, who will be chosen from the five local winners, will win an additional grand prize of $20,000.

For more information about Paysafe’s global hackathon such as the challenges, rules, locations and how to register, visit www.paysafe.com/hackathon2018.