Six Pakistanis have secured jobs at the Crossover international hiring tournament.
61 programmers from Punjab and Sindh participated in the gaming competition, where six ended up securing USD 100,000 per annum per candidate. More than 500 senior tech talent from across Pakistan registered for the competition.
Andy Tryba, Chief Executive Officer of Crossover, said that they are planning to run more tournaments in Karachi and Islamabad based on its experiment in Lahore, hoping to hire over 200 senior software architects in Pakistan, and potentially bring an additional $20M/year worth of employment to Pakistan economy in 2017.
National Freelancing Convention Held at PITB
The first National Freelancing Convention #NFC17 was held at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), jointly organized by the PITB and Crossover. Some 500 applicants participated in the convention, going through highly gamified and competitive process of three rounds. The round finished with a technical interview for on the spot job offer by Crossover.
The leading work from home company, Crossover, hired six Chief Architects in Java and Ruby in a single day. The successful candidates who passed their technical interviews have been given full time / remote job offer that pays worth $100, 000/- per year.
Crossover also paid a sign up winning bonus of $5,000 to the champion of the tournament. Crossover has successfully tested this concept in Turkey, Russia, Romania, Poland and Ukraine.
CM Punjab Congratulates the Organizers
Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif appreciated the event by Crossover and hoped that the activity would benefit the economy of Pakistan. Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab and Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif said that technology was creating jobs around the globe while incubators, Startups and freelancing co-working spaces were playing a pivotal role in this regard.