At Framehawk, we concentrate on innovating in everything we do. From our ‘nest’ work environment and our product features, to our hiring process.
So in this spirit, we founded the Framehawk Lab for Innovation and Programming (FLIP)- an 8 member team -to be comprised of the brightest and best intern developers in the Bay Area. As a means of gathering innovative candidates, the FLIP posed a challenge to 5 universities; ‘If you could carry a supercomputer in your pocket, what would you develop?’
The prize? A fully paid seat in the FLIP, mentorship from our senior executive team and a cash reward for the best pitch. We were amazed by the response. Within a week the challenge had gone viral, with high caliber submissions from 9 Bay Area institutions; ranging from enterprise mobile applications to augmented reality usages.
By the close of registration, we had over 90 qualified applicants. Just how viral the FLIP Challenge went became clear as we began the difficult task of judging submissions. As expected we had entrant teams from as nearby as Stanford, Berkeley, however we were pleasantly surprised to accept entries from Washington, Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York (to name a few US locations) and internationally from as far away as Italy and Australia!
As we reviewed submissions we were greatly impressed by the thought, innovation and ambition of the soon-to-be graduate students, all of whom demonstrated high levels of proficiency and understanding of the ever-changing mobile development environment.
After much deliberation the Framehawk judging panel has narrowed the high-quality submissions to 5 applications; all of whom have been invited here to Framehawk Headquarters this evening to pitch their submission to our executive leadership team.
We look forward to revealing the winners of the FLIP challenge here on the Framehawk Blog, however you can follow progress live on Twitter at www.twitter.com/framehawk from 5pm PST today.