India’s Biggest Code Contest is Back!

After a very successful run last year, as the biggest code contest in India, this year’s competition will almost double in size. Code Gladiators 2015 will witness over 40,000 coders participating from 7000+ 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.” remarks Vivek Madhukar, COO of TBS which runs the network.

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 & developers to show off their skills. Maninderpal Singh who was last year’s winner says that Code Gladiator was a great learning experience for him, personally and professionally. “It gave me an opportunity to assess my skills against my peers and it has helped me tremendously to hone my coding skills.” he added.

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”.

“It’s a one of a kind event and our experience from the first edition has been quite enriching. Code Gladiators is a perfect stage for competition, benchmarking and fun. In a fast changing technology landscape, contests such as Code Gladiator, are gaining huge significance. Code Gladiator clearly stands out from the rest of the Hackathon platforms –due to the glamour that it adds to the seemingly nerd kind of activity such as coding,” says Nitinchandra Shinde, senior GM (HR)-head, talent management, Persistent Systems.

With plans to add around 1500 coders/developers in the year, Shinde of Persistent Systems encourages all the ‘coders at heart’ to participate in the upcoming Code Gladiator contest and advices them to enjoy the contest while they ‘dare to win’!

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 limited, 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, Individual Registrations will open in March 2015.

Join the Battle of the Best! And Stay tuned for more Guts and Glory!

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