DirectEmployers software developer Ani Chan, and her team member Manpreet Singh, were recently awarded the grand prize of $10,000 at the 2013 SmartFile Platform Bake-Off for their application “SmartClip,” a Google Chrome extension that clips sections of websites and saves them for future viewing.

Ani started working at DirectEmployers as an intern just over a year ago and quickly became an integral member of the product development team. Although she’s only been here for a short time, her contributions have been invaluable to the Product Development team.

SmartFile, a business file sharing and FTP hosting platform built on an open source API, put on the competition. As explained in SmartFile’s press release, the contest challenged Indiana college students to “develop an open source application that interacts with the newly released SmartFile API over a period of 50 days.”

After qualifying for finals, Ani and her teammate presented a five-minute pitch to five of Indianapolis’ top business leaders. Submissions were judged in the following areas: Innovation, Utility, Use of SmartFile Platform, Design and User Experience.

Ani receiving the prize for winning the SmartFile contest. Photo from:

Rick Wehrle, VP of Product Development at DirectEmployers is thrilled. “Ani has balanced school and work as a part-time intern with DirectEmployers, and also had time to enter and win the SmartFile contest! Recently Ani has been leading the development of, a new web site currently in beta, for job seekers to privately manage and control their job search experience. is being developed as open-source software. Check out Ani’s GitHub profile (, and her code contributions to in the public GitHub repository (”

You can read the official press release from SmartFile on the Wall Street Journal website for more details on the 2013 SmartFile Platform Bake-Off. We are so happy for you Ani, congratulations!

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