Patika helped 90Pixel select 8 bright web developers for its Academy program in 2021. Running the Academy program with Patika instead of doing it internally helped 90Pixel decrease their dedicated time to the Academy by 75% while increase total training and project time by 420% and improve candidate quality by 100%.Download PDF
90pixel is a team that offers digital solutions with the spirit of startup. It produces not only code, but also products, especially for education technologies and education sector.
90Pixel Academy is a three-month internship program supported by a full education and experience prepared for candidates who want to be a part of 90Pixel team. This helps the team recruit the best talent and create a give-back culture in the company.
Traditionally, the Academy process from application to graduation is as follows:
The challenges in this process were:
We designed a process that allows 90Pixel to evaluate candidates better while minimizing time spent for trainings.
In the re-designed Academy process, we put trainings before acceptance and provided contents on Patika.dev online learning platform while supporting candidates on our Discord server. Thus, 90Pixel could evaluate candidates through their one-month learning curves; and 90Pixel senior developers didn’t spend any time for trainings.
The new process of the Academy became:
After training, we sent 90Pixel a shortlist of 15 candidates for each technology (Node.js and React.js). 90Pixel team evaluated their learning progress, case quality, motivation for the program, and interaction with others on Discord. At the end of the interviews, the participants of 90Pixel Academy 2021 (4 people for frontend, 4 people for backend) were ready!
Some participant comments and a screenshot of their interactions on the Discord channel are below:
“It was an amazing experience working together, discussing, socializing with hundreds of developers on Discord. We shared our ideas and developed new projects together. I will never forget this one month.”
“With the help of this program, I have learnt Node.js and started an internship at 90Pixel. It was an amazing one month. Thank you very much:)”
“I have improved myself a lot by doing different projects here. The biggest benefit of this program was to support our technical skills continously with a lot of homeworks and projects on Patika.dev!”
Thanks to new design, 90Pixel Academy could provide training to many more people than they would do otherwise; and they selected more and better candidates thanks to seeing their real performance before admitting them.
“Before collaborating with Patika, we have been spending a significant amount of time for the Academy program. After we worked with Patika, we now have a much more professional Academy program. Thanks to Patika and Kodluyoruz teams for helping us save time and improve the results!"