Just wanted to share a project that I am assisting with - as I am sure many of you have experiences with competitive programming platforms that you may want to share! My name is Jillian and I am a research analyst at a social science research company located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. We are assisting the International Labour Organization (ILO), part of the United Nations, in the development and implementation of a series of studies around the gig economy. The ILO is interested in learning how digital platforms are contributing to freelance and competitive programming activities - more specifically, they are interested in finding out more about how people use these platforms to make a living, the role platforms may play in career advancement, etc. We are also hoping to better understand workers motivation to use these platforms, as well as their experiences, working conditions, and employment patterns.
Since we are focusing on freelance and competitive programming activities, we are looking for people who regularly access and engage in activities on platforms such as CodeChef, HackerRank, Topcoder, Upwork, and Freelancer. While we have been successful finding freelancers directly on the freelance platforms, we are hoping to expand the project for competitive programmers who may not be as active on the freelance-focused platforms.
If you would be interested in contributing to the survey by sharing your experiences, please use this link to access the survey.
Additionally, if you have any questions (or suggestions, or ideas!), please feel free to reach out! Thank you!
Just a note if you decide to participate - no information you share with us in the survey will be used for marketing, spamming, etc., and nothing will be shared outside of the project team.