Case Study

Hiring coding enthusiasts through the Hack Diva challenge

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

The Challenge

The Accenture Hack Diva challenge was a women-centric programming challenge targeted at women students interested in technology to showcase their problem-solving skills and compete with their peers across the country. The event aimed at bringing together some of the brightest engineering students and celebrating women who are passionate about technology. There were three online rounds and languages tested included C/ C++, Java, Python, C#, Pascal, Ruby, and Perl.

The Outcome

There were three rounds:

  • Round 1: This round tested the logical ability of candidates through a set of multiple questions and an easy programming challenge.
  • Round 2: Here, candidates were tested on a programming challenge with a higher level of difficulty.
  • Round 3: The shortlisted developers were then asked to solve an approximate question, a longer programming challenge.

There were 5,600 registrations and 4,290 women took part in the challenge. Accenture was able to shortlist the top 12 candidates who were invited to the Accenture facility and felicitated at an event.

5600 Registrations

4290 participants

12 finalists

Using this platform, Accenture was able to successfully gauge talent among women in technology and identify potential candidates who could contribute to the business in the long run.

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