SOURCE: Lytmus


December 16, 2015 09:00 ET

Lytmus Reveals the Top U.S. States for Skilled Emerging Computer Coding Talent -- and It's Not Where You Think

Technology Innovator in Talent Sourcing and Assessment Identifies Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina as the Top States for Finding Coding Talent Early in Their Careers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2015) - Lytmus, the most accurate technology solution for identifying top performing technical job candidates, today released findings from across the country that uncovered the top states for finding young coding talent. While the urban centers of Massachusetts, New York and California are often hailed for their technology dominance, it turns out the "Keystone State" of Pennsylvania tops the list, with some of the best performing computer coding candidates.

According to new and compelling data collected by Lytmus, from current students and recent graduates of over 165 colleges across the U.S., the top five states for finding top performing computer coding candidates are: Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, Illinois and New York. The "Golden State" of California, home of Silicon Valley, had the most respondents but came in at number six.

"Lytmus was founded to finally create a comprehensive solution that truly surfaces the best candidates for any position," said Abhay Parekh, Lytmus CEO and Co-Founder. "Whether you went to Harvard, Portland State or Penn State, Lytmus takes the emphasis off of where you've come from and instead puts it firmly on what you can do. This ensures a more objective hiring process that leads to better hires for companies and better jobs for applicants. It is exciting to report that top candidates, when judged solely on merit and skill, may not always come from the same old expected places."

Positioned to completely change the process of sourcing and assessing top technical talent, Lytmus has created a unique virtual machine-based platform that allows the best engineers and computer coders to demonstrate what they know in realistic settings, which provide high-signal data to potential employers. Through its unique technology, Lytmus levels the playing field for applicants and finally improves the hiring process for companies of all sizes.

Lytmus addresses each step of the hiring process:

Lytmus Pre-Screen helps organizations discern between candidates before deciding to call them for a technical phone screen. It reduces the number of unqualified phone screens and helps determine candidates' skills early in the hiring process. Best of all Lytmus Pre-Screen goes beyond the resume and uncovers the best candidates based on what they can actually do and how they perform on realistic coding projects.

With Lytmus Phone Screen, Lytmus allows you to pair-program with the candidate in a real development environment. With this inside view, companies get to know what it's like to work with a candidate and see how they think.

Lytmus Take Home reduces the chance of a bad on-site interview. Uncertain about a candidate? Send them an additional project and learn more before an on-site interview. After the submission, Lytmus' auto-graders run in the background and can check a candidate's work. The resulting thorough reports will help determine if one should invite the candidate for an on-site interview.

Lytmus On-Site quickly sets candidate up on a real project. See how candidates perform beyond whiteboard coding challenges. Lytmus' preconfigured development environments will save valuable time preparing for an on-site interview. Want more? Set up a Hadoop environment and ask questions in SPARK, or spin up a web environment and ask questions in Django. Lytmus has the flexibility of different coding environments to meet various needs.

Lytmus allows companies to: Build better teams faster, keep job interviews real using actual engineering tasks and enables companies to save time and hire better. Officially launched this fall, Lytmus customers already include Pinterest, Okta and Pocket Gems, among others.

About Lytmus
Lytmus is revolutionizing the process for sourcing and assessing top technical talent. Powered by a unique virtual machine based platform, Lytmus empowers the best engineers and coders to demonstrate what they know in realistic settings. This shows what they can truly do and provides objective high-signal data to employers. Lytmus is based in San Francisco, CA and is funded by New Enterprise Associates and Accel Partners. For more information, please visit

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