Battle of the bands, tech-style

ITA Software, which makes online reservation systems, is in recruitment mode. It came up with the idea of sponsoring a for groups who had at least one "techie" in them.

We noticed a strong correlation between musicians and serious hackers, programmers," said Cara Kretz, a vice president of marketing at ITA. "The event gets our brand out there in the tech community."

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