“The Interns not only had a basic understanding about the product but also had the right attitude of accepting challenges” – Omar Siddiqui

About grabHalo

grabHalo is a location-based messaging app. It is  focused on helping us meet new people anywhere in the world. Unlike other messenger apps which lets us communicate with people only in our contact list, grabHalo lets you see where people are on a map, and message new people.

Our messaging service allows our members to contact new people anywhere in the world by drawing a circle over the desired geography.  We hope the software we create helps bring people together, deliver aide to those in need, and foster understanding between disparate communities so that each of us feel more connected to the world around us.

The Button Hole

We were looking for young and talented developers who wanted to make a new Product. In the beginning we struggled because a lot of candidates weren’t sure if the product would be well-received. Thankfully we are growing now and we have validation.

Earlier it was very difficult for us to build a strong team of coders who are passionate about the work they do. We posted on job boards, asked friends and family and kept on building on our own but there wasnt a constant source of coders from where we can hire. We had to invest a lot of time on bringing interns on board to work with us which we felt wasnt productive enough on a long term basis.

The Stitch

Twenty19.com has been a great source of talent for us. We take a careful look at the code candidates submit and are thankful that twenty19.com provides an interface where it’s easy to make custom questions.

The interns who join us are a great help to our team. Every intern works on Production Code that is used live with out app. They are often nervous about pushing out their code but we encourage them to push their code even on their first day. As interns prove themselves we give them increasingly challenging assignments that range the fullstack from backend and algorithmic work to Frontend work.

What interns work at grabHalo

We have been hiring interns for various roles :

– Hackers
– Product Designers
– iOS,Node.js,Fullstack Devs
– Web Designer

We will definitely continue to hire more as and when the requirement arises.

Twenty19 Connect

Twenty19.com has been a great help in introducing us to a pool of talented interns. We look at many things when we hire our interns. If a candidate is hungry to learn and has solid experience we would love to have him/her onboard and twenty19.com has helped us find these people.

Some of the interns we have discovered on twenty19.com have been very helpful and have contributed code that is still used in Production today. The successful hires and interns not only had a basic understanding about data structures and algorithms but also had the right attitude of accepting challenges and getting the job done even if it took long. Programming takes lots of patience but the best coders are offered fantastic opportunities right now.

Customer experience series is a space to feature our customers, their experiences with their interns and what they have in store for prospective students. If you would like your company to be featured, please get in touch with varna@twenty19.com

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