TrueAbility Teams Up with DigitalOcean for a Technical Challenge

TrueAbility, based in San Antonio, has teamed up with DigitalOcean, to launch the “Docker Puzzle Challenge” to test a competitor’s technical aptitude using basic Linux skills and Docker, an open-source technology to deploy apps. The challenge uses TrueAbility’s online technical skill assessment platform, which tests job candidate’s technical abilities by performing real-life tasks. The contest […]

Codeup Wins the 2014 San Antonio InnoTech Beta Summit

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Codeup, a 12-week boot camp to teach technical skills to people, won the 2014 InnoTech Beta Summit on Wednesday afternoon. Michael Girdley launched Codeup last year and the first class of 28 men and women is about to graduate. The startup, based at Geekdom, charges $9,850 per […]

Seven San Antonio Startups to Pitch at the InnoTech Beta Summit

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Seven startups will pitch at the eighth annual InnoTech Beta Summit on Wednesday. The event, which takes place at 3 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, will showcase some of the best and brightest new technology startups in San Antonio. Each team will have five […]

TrueAbility’s IT Job Prediction Trends for 2014

TrueAbility Monday released its predictions for hiring trends for technology workers in 2014. The San Antonio-based startup, founded in 2012, has analyzed data on more than 5,000 IT workers in the past year. It makes a cloud-based platform that evaluates the technical aptitude of IT employees by testing their skills online for job openings. TrueAbility, […]

Codeup Seeks to Create New Developers in San Antonio

By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News “Learn to Program. Get a Job Offer. Guaranteed.” This is the not-so-humble sales pitch of Codeup – a for-profit code education startup founded by San Antonio entrepreneur and angel investor Michael Girdley. The startup offers a nine week programming boot camp located at Geekdom of San Antonio […]

San Antonio-based TrueAbility Pitches at TechStar Cloud Demo Day

TrueAbility’s CEO Luke Owen pitched the San Antonio-based company today at TechStars Cloud Demo Day. The company also announced that it has successfully completed its beta program with Rackspace Hosting. TrueAbility has created a cloud-based technical assessment platform that allows companies to assess the technical abilities of their job candidates. Rackspace has been using TrueAbility’s […]

A Slice of Silicon Hills Features TrueAbility

This week, Andrew Moore talks with Frederick “Suizo” Mendler, co-founder of TrueAbility. The San Antonio-based startup, founded by four former Rackspace employees, known as Rackers, has created an online testing and assessment system for technical job candidates. The TrueAbility test gives recruiters and employers an accurate view of a job candidate’s technical skills. TrueAbility, which […]

TrueAbility Selected as a SXSW Interactive Accelerator Finalist

San Antonio-based TrueAbility made the finalist list for the SXSW Accelerator in March. TrueAbility, one of the TechStar Cloud companies based at Geekdom, is the only startup from Central Texas to make the list. A few Austin companies made the alternates list including and Spot On Sciences. TrueAbility will compete in the Innovative Web […]

TrueAbility Lands $750,000 in Seed Stage Funding

TrueAbility, a technology recruiting startup in San Antonio, has landed $750,000 in seed stage funding. Rackspace Co-Founder Pat Condon and Graham Weston, Co-Founder and Chairman of Rackspace led the funding round. TrueAbility, based at Geekdom, launched last year with its flagship product AbilityScreen, a cloud-based assessment service used by companies to evaluate the technical skills […]

TrueAbility Wins San Antonio Startup Weekend

A team of four former Rackspace employees claimed the top prize at San Antonio Startup Weekend. True Ability, a service that lets companies test the technical aptitude of job candidates, won the panel of judges over. “TrueAbility helps companies hire great techs,” Frederick Mendler, CEO, said during his pitch. One of the things lacking in […]