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ChallengeRocket
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ChallengeRocket,
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2/19/2017 | 8:51:43 AM
Re: APIs
Sure.
Hackathon winners very often find employment in companies which organized them. This happened as well to Justin Woo who after winning one of PayPal's hackathons was accepted to work there. In his case it was not about money, as he claims, but about his love of what he does and his belief that services which make online payments easier simply change the world for the better.
More INFO.
Bonnie_Without_Clyde
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2/18/2017 | 6:10:33 PM
Re: APIs
Are PayPal's hakfests open for an externel developers?
JoannaB729
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2/17/2017 | 7:14:54 AM
Re: APIs
That's true. The other example is PayPal which uses hack day to recruit the best new employees. During hackathons participants work on the most recent problems and solutions all the time adjusting tools to the needs of the changing market. In my opinion this is the future of modern recruitment in IT.
danielcawrey
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danielcawrey,
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8/25/2015 | 2:45:11 PM
APIs
It's great to see payments companies like MasterCard looking for third party developers to build APIs. With all the new financial technology cropping up, from Venmo to Standard Treasury APIs to bitcoin, it's exciting to think about what kind of new financial technology will help us innovate cash and the traditional banking branch. 


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