AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TrueAbility, whose technical assessment tools help IT pros prove their true technical abilities, and companies find and identify top IT talent, has been selected as a finalist in the Innovative Web category for the 5th annual SXSW Accelerator competition, the marquee event of the SXSW Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, where startups showcase some of the most impressive new technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. More than five hundred companies submitted to present at SXSW Accelerator, where TrueAbility was selected out of 56 finalists in seven different categories.
The three-day event will be held Monday, March 11th through Wednesday, March 13th. As a key event of SXSW Festival’s Startup Village, the Accelerator competition will take place on the fourth floor of the Austin Hilton.
In support of the SXSW Accelerator competition, TrueAbility will run a competitive contest for Linux IT professionals, named Linux Showdown. The Texas-themed event takes place both online and at SXSW from March 8th to 15th. The Linux Showdown is an opportunity for contestants to demonstrate their Linux skills and compete for numerous geek themed prizes as well as coveted leader board positions. In order to bring SXSW to Linux IT professionals who can’t make it to Austin, Linux pros from anywhere in the world are eligible to participate and can compete online against challengers at SXSW.
IN PERSON: Dirty Dog Bar, 505 E. 6th, Austin, TX (just two blocks from SXSW Startup Village and the Austin Convention Center)
WHEN: Online from March 8 – March 12. Play in-person March 9, 10, 11 at Dirty Dog Bar.
FINALS: Online, March 14 (Invite Only)
TrueAbility, reported by CIO.com as one of the 8 New Websites to Help You Find Your Next IT Employee, helps companies hire only the best technical talent by assessing a job candidate’s technical skills in a live server environment--from anywhere in the world. TrueAbility also helps IT professionals prove their technical acumen through real life scenarios, delivering objective, easy-to-use pre-hire data that helps businesses hire great techs. Visit TrueAbility.com to learn more.
About SXSW Interactive
The 20th annual SXSW Interactive Festival will take place March 8-12, 2013 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line-up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.
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