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Domino’s to hire 10 new team members from annual hackathon

Domino’s hosted some of the country’s top IT graduates at its head office in Brisbane last month for its annual hackathon.

The event saw 40 students develop artificial intelligence solutions to assist The Smith Family with identifying sensitive information and developing an interactive mapping program.

Participants were selected from over 300 applicants, with the ultimate prize being a job offer from the pizza giant itself.

“From the pool of talented software engineering, quality engineering and business analytics graduates who attended this year’s hackathon, we hope to hire at least 10 new team members,” Michael Gillespie, Domino’s group chief digital and technology officer, said in a statement.

Domino’s has achieved several industry firsts in the food technology space, including in drone delivery, app ordering, voice assistants, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

The company says it also is a leader when it comes to the gender diversity.

“We’re proud to beat industry gender representation averages, with 40 per cent of these hires female, a number significantly higher than the average number of females graduating and entering the industry,” Gillespie said.

The Smith Family’s head of strategy and philanthropy Judy Barraclough said the organisation would benefit from the innovative solutions presented during the hackathon.

“Introducing innovative technologies to streamline the way we work will be incredibly beneficial not only for our team, but for the people and families we support,” she said.

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