One of the things we’re most proud of at Novetta is our people. We have super smart technologists applying robust interdisciplinary expertise to the most complex data problems in the world. We maintain a keen focus on our core values of Integrity, Customer Mission Success, Innovation and Employee Focus, and understand that cultivating a lively, sustainable tech culture for engineers and data scientists to explore and tinker with the latest technologies through hackathons, meetups, and other challenges, is essential. In order for talented techies to thrive, we must consistently offer both challenging work and fun, engaging opportunities for learning and growth.
That’s why we’re stoked to host Techlympics Code Quest, a hackathon turned sideways in Boston on February 21st. This year’s Techlympics is built atop the Lysa platform, our 3.0 server implementation of the Ageon software. In Lysa, we utilize Google’s Go language and Docker’s container technology on a CentOS 7.0 box to build a micro-service architecture, with a slew of other technologies in containers to support security, storage, communication, and hosting on demand. This architecture makes it easier to deploy a new service while being able to depend on standardized solutions.
Instead of a typical hackathon, where teams focus on a single task, Techlympics participants will have 12 hours to solve a myriad of diverse technology challenges of all skill levels. Points are granted for expediency, cleverness, and style, biased by the difficulty of that task. Participants will take home a Novetta Techlympics t-shirt and compete for one of several cash rewards. We’ll have food, music, other challenges, and most of all- fun!