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March 13, 2019 11:43 am

Tel Aviv Hackathon to Tackle the Unique Struggles of Overpaid Tech Workers

avatar by Tofi Stoler / CTech

Typing on a computer, illustrative. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

CTech – Anyone working in tech knows how frustrating the workday can be. Sometimes the breakfast buffet doesn’t have the type of olives you like, or the eggs served are free-range but not organic. Sometimes they change the type of soda stacked in the fridge, and it’s not your favorite. At other times you just find it hard to concentrate with all the cool gear and cute puppies around the office. Well, your troubles may soon be over thanks to a hackathon dedicated to tackling the unique, everyday struggles of overpaid tech workers.

The hackathon, scheduled for early April, will be held by Tel Aviv-based tech support software company Soluto in collaboration with popular Israeli Facebook page “High Tech Problems.”

Alongside its humoristic posts on the plights of the scooter-riding, black-hoodie-wearing class, “High Tech Problems” also discusses more serious issues, including maintaining a work-life balance, dealing with health issues related to prolonged sitting sessions in front of a blinking screen, and workers’ benefits and legal rights. The page was established in 2015 and currently has a community of over 58,000 people.

The organizers expect about a 100 participants in the overnight event, according to a joint statement released Wednesday. The event will take place at Soluto’s offices, located in the luxurious Rothschild Boulevard at the heart of Tel Aviv, and participants can expect to be well pampered with perks such as food, drinks, swag, and awards, the statement said.

Founded in 2008, Soluto develops a mobile app that analyzes the way people use their smartphones and tablets, offering tips on better utilizing their devices’ abilities. Soluto is a subsidiary of Nashville, Tennessee-headquartered mobile insurance and technology company Asurion, which acquired it in 2013.

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