Pinterest buys Hackermeter, shuts it down

The dream of one day having a site that could test the qualifications and creativity of coders has died again, this time at the hands of Pinterest.

If you were looking forward to boasting about your Hackermeter score as a means of getting your next coding gig, you’re gonna have to make new plans: the two-month old startup has been acquired by Pinterest, and will be shut down.

The premise behind Hackermeter was a fairly simple one: they didn’t think the classic résumé was good enough for hiring coders, so they set out to replace it. You’d prove your chops through a series of coding tests (from a fibonacci sequence generator to some lightweight cryptography), with each challenge being graded based on you and your code’s efficiency.

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