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Code Gladiators: India’s biggest code contest is back

This year’s competition is expected to witness over 40,000 coders participating from 7,000+ companies, pan India

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 20, 2015

Code-GladiatorsTechGig is back with the second edition of it nation-wide inter-company hackathon, ‘Code Gladiators 2015’. Touted as India’s biggest code contest, this year’s competition will almost double in size. Code Gladiators 2015 will witness over 40,000 coders participating from 7,000+ companies, pan India.

“Code Gladiators is the first national level, inter-company coding contest that not only highlights top coders, but top IT companies as well. The scale of this contest provides unparalleled opportunity to provide the IT industry with insights that include geographic, academic, institutional and corporate benchmarks. Insights from last year’s contest were very successfully leveraged both by employees for personal career advancement and corporates for employer branding,” remarked Vivek Madhukar, COO of TBS, which runs the network. The TechGig network is operated by Times Business Solutions – a division of Times Internet Ltd.

Looking at the wide acceptability the contest received last year, the format has been kept the same. The contest starts in March with internal online coding contests to identify the best coders. The winners will then compete in the semi finals in April against the best coders from across companies. With the finals slated to take place on May 29, 2015. The national grand finale will be an offline live event, where the finalists will fight it out in front of each other to be the next ‘Code Gladiator’.

The contest is also a good opportunity for coders and developers to show off their skills. Code Gladiators is the only inter-company contest where skills, talent and passion prevail over seniority, qualifications and rank of a person, companies who participated last year testified that ‘Code Gladiators’ indeed helped them in identifying their hidden jewels and marketing their companies as “Great Places to Work”.

Top IT product companies will be participating in the contest. Last year, the event saw participation from some of the big names in the IT industry including, Persistent Systems, Altimetrik, Akamai, Synechron, Schneider Electric, Symantec, Nokia Siemens, Sasken, Calsoft, Panacea, Informatica, Seclore, McAfee, Cvent, and Unisys.

The Code Gladiator contest will be held in the following programming languages: C, C++, C#, Java, Java script, PHP, VB.NET, Ruby on Rails, Python and Perl. Each gladiator will be allowed to compete in multiple languages.

Corporate registrations are open now, while individual registrations will open in March 2015.

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