Dell Technologies launched the Dell Augmented Hackathon to recruit top technology talent from across Southeast Asia.

Seeking multi-skilled creators, tinkerers and explorers to join the Dell Technologies Singapore-based Experience Innovation Group (EIG), twenty winning participants will be given the chance to help design and build revolutionary tools that will transform the Future of Work. Top teams from the Hackathon will also receive rewards from a prize pool of S$25,000 in addition to a range of select Dell products.

Aimed at recruiting software engineers, UI/UX designers, interaction designers, system architects and hardware embedded engineers, interested applicants of the Dell Augmented Hackathon will first need to submit product ideas that address one of the three themes: Immersive Productivity, Always Ready and Working Together. The top 100 participants will then be shortlisted and invited to compete at the Hackathon on 7th and 8th of March 2020 in Singapore, where they will work on projects in pre-assigned teams. After which, top participants will get to pitch their ideas at Pitch Day on 14th March 2020, where their projects will be judged by senior team members from Dell Technologies.

Commenting on the launch of the Dell Augmented Hackathon, Jason Goh, Design Director, Experience Design Group which is part of the Experience Innovation Group (EIG) at Dell Technologies, said: “At Dell Technologies, we’re passionate about creating cutting-edge solutions that boost productivity in the workplace, enhancing employee engagement and improving talent recruitment processes. As the hunt for talent intensifies, businesses must rethink their talent strategy and go beyond the traditional resume-and-interview hiring methods to explore innovative approaches. The Dell Augmented Hackathon is a unique approach to recruit top technology talent and we believe that this process simulates a real-life work situation which allows participants to think outside the box, challenge themselves under tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.”

The Dell Augmented Hackathon is hosted by Singapore-based innovation catalysts, Padang & Co, under its Hack-Hire platform. The Hack-Hire platform was developed to help organisations revamp the way they hire tech professionals by helping them switch to a competitive hiring hackathon or innovation challenge format.