Rural Sourcing Hosts Third Annual Hackathon in Jonesboro


Jonesboro, Ark. – October 17, 2016 – Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, is excited to announce its third annual hackathon is scheduled to take place in Jonesboro on October 21st at the Brickhouse Grill from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.

Each team will be given four hours to create a project that has yet to be revealed. Following a presentation to a panel of judges, the first place winners of the event will receive a coveted paid internship at RSI, which has been recognized as one of 100 top organizations selected for Computerworld’s 2016 Best Places to Work in IT. Food and drinks will be provided to all participants and prizes are awarded every hour throughout the day.

Unlike traditional hackathons where solutions to hypothetical situations are presented and solved, this event will involve working on a specific project for a local organization. This year’s hackathon is inspired by an old school theme and will feature at least eight teams of three to four local college students.

“We’re thrilled that students from across the state will represent five universities,” said Margaux Kaynard, vice president of human resources at Rural Sourcing. “This hackathon is the largest we’ve had to date and promises to generate amazing results.”

The panel of judges includes Rachel Coulter, local meteorologist at KAIT-TV Region 8 News; Brad Crawley, director of IT at Central Baptist Church; and Lee Quessenberry, local coding guru and BBQ champion.

For more information, visit the RSI Jonesboro Hackathon page.


About Rural Sourcing Inc. 
Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI) is changing the IT outsourcing experience with a cost effective, agile approach to software development, support and maintenance of critical business and cloud applications. By providing an alternative to offshore outsourcing, RSI eliminates the obstacles of time zones, distance, language, and geopolitical risks. With development centers strategically located throughout the United States, RSI leverages untapped, highly skilled IT resources in smaller cities to provide world-class solutions for Fortune 1000 clients across various industries including consumer & retail goods, financial services, healthcare, hi-tech, insurance, and pharmaceutical.

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