Interview Street, the startup that helps companies recruit by holding programming contests called CodeSprints, is doing something a little different this week — it’s holding a CodeSprint for 13 different startups, all backed by Sequoia Capital.
The CodeSprints started out as big events with a long list of recruiting companies, but while there are still plans for more comprehensive CodeSprints in the future, Interview Street started holding smaller, more frequent events, usually tied to a specific company or technology. It even did a CodeSprint with the White House, and it’s working on a second.
So why go with a single CodeSprint for a bunch of Sequoia companies? Co-founder Vivek Ravisankar says, “They have funded some of the best tech startups. So instead of doing it individually for each startup, it’s a single gate.” The participating employers include Inkling, Natera, BubbleMotion, EventBrite, TuneIn, Outright, PocketGems, Birst, Barracuda Networks, Tokbox, Sugar Inc., Backplane, and Synapsense.
You can read more details about the Sequoia CodeSprint here. It’s going to be held on Saturday, April 14, from 3pm to 8pm Pacific.
Interviewstreet helps you to create customized programming tests (in any language) and evaluate candidates based on their programming skills before proceeding for an interview. We have built a codechecker which would evaluate an applicant’s code, checks against a set of test-cases letting you know how optimal his code is. This acts as a time-saver for companies as you interact only with candidates who have cleared the benchmark.
Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The Wall Street Journal has called Sequoia Capital “one of the highest-caliber venture firms” and noted that it is “one of Silicon Valley’s most influential venture-capital firms”. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage. The firm has offices in the U.S., China, India and...