imgres-13TrueAbility, a company that tests the technical abilities of job candidates through hands-on online testing, is a finalist in the innovative web category for the fifth annual SXSW Accelerator competition taking place next week in Austin.
The San Antonio-based startup, which is part of the 2013 TechStars Cloud program, beat out more than 500 companies to secure one of the finalist spots in the SXSW accelerator.
TrueAbility will pitch first on Monday at 5 p.m. in Startup Village on the fourth floor of the Austin Hilton and if it makes it to the finals the company will present again on Tuesday.
In addition to the SXSW accelerator, TrueAbility is also running a contest at SXSW for Linux IT professionals, named Linux Showdown. The Texas-themed event takes place both online and at SXSW from March 8th to 15th.
“The Linux Showdown is an opportunity for contestants to demonstrate their Linux skills and compete for numerous geek themed prizes as well as coveted leader board positions,” according to a news release. “In order to bring SXSW to Linux IT professionals who can’t make it to Austin, Linux pros from anywhere in the world are eligible to participate and can compete online against challengers at SXSW.”
At SXSW, TrueAbility will be set up at March 9 through 11th at the Dirty Dog Bar, 505 E. 6th, Austin, TX (just two blocks from SXSW Startup Village and the Austin Convention Center).The finals, by invitation only, will be held online on March 14.

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