And the FINAL Challenge Winner Is…

We have a winner! Lisa Offutt won the challenge after a late start. We had participants from five continents this time and the field of contestants was very engaged. We even got the attention of a hacker who played along for a couple of days, pretending to be someone else, who looked like a front runner for a little while. Former winners Mike Notaro and Irina Shamaeva must be warming up for the Grand Master Sourcing Challenge (GMSC) next month, because both of them also solved the challenge.

Lisa Offutt has been sourcing since 2007, when she was recruited to work for BizWerks. She does mainly internet sourcing for technology positions, and the occasional electrical or mechanical engineer. She works remotely from her home, and is very excited to be going to SourceCon and meet in person some of the smart, talented sourcers she knows of through online communities. When not wandering the back roads of the internet, she enjoys reading, live music, organizing service projects for the children at her church, and working with a local organization to reduce pollution and toxic waste in her community.

Be sure to join us next month in San Diego to meet Lisa, Irina, Mike and Katharine Robinson, since all  of them are preparing for the conference and the GMSC. It is shaping up to be one that will go down in the history books. The women have dominated the field so far this year, but Mike is currently undefeated as the GMSC Winner. Rumors have even been circulating that SourceCon may even make an unprecedented appearance too, although I strongly deny any such rumors to be true.

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Stay tuned for the break-down of how Lisa solved the 3rd Challenge….

Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles as both individual contributor and manager, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce Letter, FordyceLetter.com and SourceCon.com, with ERE Media. These days she's working on some super cool market intelligence and data analytics projects. You can connect with her on Twitter at @researchgoddess.

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