TrueAbility, a startup focused on testing the technical aptitude of workers, has launched its first contest.
The contest tests the skills of Linux techs and allows them to compete for the top prize of a 3-D printer and three $100 gift certificates.
Already hundreds of people have taken the test and a few have come really close to getting a perfect score, said Frederick “Suizo” Mendler, co-founder and COO.
The contest runs to midnight Central Standard Time on Friday. The company has listed the top eight contestants on its leader board.
TrueAbility, which is in Beta testing, has created a testing platform that will allow companies to know in advance how competent its job candidates are in different technical skills like Unix, Php and Java Script among other skills.
In addition to Mendler, the team members include Luke Owen, co-founder and CEO, Marcus Robertson, co-founder and CTO and Dusty Jones, co-founder and chief architect.
The team members used to work at Rackspace Hosting and have hired hundreds of technical workers.
The company is based at Geekdom on the 11th floor of the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio.