On-Demand Webinar | Disentangling Proficiency in Programming from Proficiency in English: Codility Meets cApStAn

Codility is the #1 rated recruitment platform for developers, helping world-class companies the likes of Microsoft, Intel and American Express to assess candidate programmers via skills-based coding tests.

The tests are administered in English, but often the candidates are not native English speakers. Hence the “pain point” identified by Codility: a too high level of English proficiency required to take Codility assessments may hamper the correct measuring of programming skills.

Codility turned to cApStAn, the language service provider with unparalleled expertise catering to the language needs of organizations that develop tests, assessments, surveys and learning content, resulting in the creation of a new service: analysis and adjustment of the language proficiency level of an assessment task.

Join us on May 18 for a 45-minute live webinar­—including live Q&A session—with Neil Morelli, Chief I-O Psychologist at Codility, and cApStAn co-founder Andrea Ferrari, who will walk you through the development of this new service. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Neil Morelli, Chief I-O Psychologist at Codility

Neil Morelli, Ph.D. is the Chief I-O Psychologist at Codility, a technical hiring platform serving companies such as Microsoft, Tesla, and Paypal. Neil focuses on scientifically validating test content, consulting clients on hiring best practices, and providing data analyses on hiring fairness. He has spent more than 10 years in technology-enabled talent acquisition, helping Fortune 500 and venture-backed tech companies create effective and inclusive hiring practices.

Andrea Ferrari, Founding Partner at cApStAn

Andrea is one of cApStAn’s founders. He was exposed to a multicultural environment from early on, living and studying in Canada, Italy, Australia, Greece and Belgium. He earned a degree in business engineering from the Solvay Business School, Brussels, in 1981, did a stint with a major multinational (Procter & Gamble) but switched to self-employment in 1987, as a freelance translator and speaker. In 1999 he participated in the first cycle of PISA as an Italian verifier, and quickly acquired a taste for the development of linguistic quality assurance procedures. In 2000 Andrea joined Steve Dept to found and co-direct cApStAn, where he supervises linguistic quality control methodology.