November 28, 2016
Proxor Ltd Partners with the Singapore Governments’ Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
To address Singapore industry’s challenges in hiring of software developers, Proxor, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff, has joined up with IMDA to introduce an innovative capabilities assessment of software developers against international standards and to increase effectiveness of the hiring process for industry players. #
The ecosystem of government, industry association, companies, universities and individuals are coming together in Singapore to create a powerful movement towards competency rather than just knowledge. This will create greater transparency, efficiency and value in the human capital ecosystem.
Speaking at the launch event, Proxor’s founder Dr Phil Miller commented “The partnership will bring greater emphasis to actual competency (in software development) as opposed to knowledge which will accelerate the industry’s productivity, and it is a testament to Singapore’s forward thinking.”
To stimulate the ecosystem, IMDA has also partnered with the Singapore IT Federation (SITF) to launch the SITF-Proxor Certified Examination Centre to help administer Proxor examinations. Currently over 500 assessments have taken place in Singapore.
Proxor - Authentic Examinationsᵀᴹ provides assessment ratings of software development skills, initially in Java and C, using technology and methodology developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and funded by a USD2.9Million grant from the government of Kenya under a loan from the World Bank. Created and designed by renowned Computer Science Professors at CMU, Proxor is the industry leader in the rating and certification of software developers. Proxor is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Singapore and the main development center will continue to be located in Pittsburgh near Carnegie Mellon University.