Coding Challenge to Put DevOps Skills to the Test

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Developers, brush up on your skills because next week you have the opportunity to showcase your coding skills in the last phase of the first-ever interagency code challenge.

The federal CIO Council has teamed with tech hiring experts to pilot the CIO Core Computer Science Challenge in an effort to source and pre-qualify IT talent. The challenge launched May 6 and includes three online skill assessments, which run for a month each.

“The federal government must attract top IT talent to modernize federal IT systems and deliver the most secure and effective services to the American people,” according to cio.gov. “To recruit the best qualified IT talent, in the most timely and cost-effective manner, we need to transform the federal IT hiring process.

The third challenge focused on DevOps will test technical experience (software development or network engineering) and software development operational best practices.

The first challenge, which ended June 9, tested HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and core UX/UI concepts, and the second, homes in on problem-solving skills, coding knowledge and fundamentals. 

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