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Monday, November 4, 2013

Next Job app a finalist at LinkedIn DevelopHer hackday

With LinkedIn hosted a DevelopHer hackday Oct. 25-26, inviting women in tech - experienced hackers, new programmers and students alike - to compete in a 24-hour women-only hackathon. Several teams of CMU-SV students took up the challenge, with three teams making it to the final round of judging.

Alumna Padmavathy Murthy (MS SM '13) joined ECE Ph.D students Bo Yu and Chihiro Suga, and Software Management students Ashwini Vikram, Geetima Rai and Karthika Purushothaman to work on "Next Job," an app that identifies skills you might need to make a career change. They used the LinkedIn API with Javascript, HTML, Python and JSON to build features like listing relevant online courses that you could take in order to acquire the skills needed and connecting to LinkedIn company profiles.

See it in action here: