TechGig Code Gladiators – One of India’s Best Hackathon for Coders
TechGig Code gladiators had its fifth season organized in Mumbai this year, more than 1000 participants turned up in teams to challenge a team from all around India. Most of the participants in TechGig this year were from various parts of India and not city specific to Mumbai. The grand finale for the TechGig code gladiators took place in Mumbai, Reliance Jio Campus. Ever since February 2018, when this year’s edition of TechGig Code Gladiators was announced, the Indian tech community enthusiastically participated in this mega coding marathon.
Vineet Paliwal one of the Coding Gladiators managed to beat all the coders participating in the hackathon to win the title of the prestigious ‘Code Champion’ title at the 2018 edition of TechGig Code Gladiators. Noida-based Vineet, who is working as a Director with a leading technology company took home a whopping sum of Rs 2,50,000, a trophy and a certificate. He beat 2,28,880 coders to become the champion.
The previous year edition of the TechGig code gladiators made into the guiness books of world records as the world’s largest Programming Event. Code Gladiators 2017 attracted 81,641 unique submissions, thereby breaking the previous World Record of 30,634 entries set by China’s Baidu Online Network Technology. Participation at the 2018 edition was even bigger than the record-breaking 2017 numbers.
“TechGig Code Gladiators 2018 proves that Indian coders are extremely competitive and highly enthusiastic. This tim0e, the event witnessed a massive participation of 2,28,880 coders out of which only the best 15,000 were shortlisted for the semi-final round and just 300 coders were considered for the final,”
said Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head of TechGig and TimesJobs. Notably, TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 edition saw 2,09,111 participants and set the world record for maximum participation in a programming competition.
“The finale event spanned over three days and we met some of the most proficient coders out there. From undergraduate tech students to even expecting mothers – we saw a whole new generation of super zealous techies who were eager to showcase their skills to the world,”
Ramathreya Krishnamurthi added.
There were many coders felicitated at the event and some of the best coders that won are
First runners-up: Akashdeep Nain
Second runners-up: Naveen Reddy
Third runners-up: Vikram Singh Panwar
Fourth runners-up: Aneesh D H
Apart from coding there some new themes that were added in the TechGig this year which are Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Amazon Alexa Skills, and Cloud Computing.
Congratulating the winners, Sanjay Goyal, VP, and Head- Product & Technology, TimesJobs and TechGig said,
“TechGig as a platform enables country’s young tech professionals to learn, compete and test their skills. Code Gladiators is a testament to that commitment. I believe technology can no longer be a discrete industry. So, we are planning to go international and create a global innovation exchange for the Indian and International coding fraternity. We would also like to create opportunities where Indian coders can partner with their global counterparts and explore innovations around new and emerging technologies.”
Vishal Sharma, Managing Director in Consulting, Deloitte Consulting India Private Limited said,
“At Deloitte, our focus is to provide a well-rounded growth opportunity to our professionals to cultivate their talent. We help them leverage their unique strengths to contribute, innovate, and unlock their potential while solving our client’s biggest challenges. TechGig Code Gladiators is one such platform for our professionals to innovate and hone their skills. Last year, we won the ‘Coding Powerhouse of India’ title and this year, we have come back with a much stronger participative spirit. This championship is a great way to assess and identify our calibre in an ever-evolving marketplace, especially for our professionals who can shine among their peers in the industry and be competitive.”
TechGig is India’s first initiative which helps the tech community to showcase its talent and skills with the world and also the TechGig aims at providing a better opportunity in terms of Job or a Startup assistance to the participants so that they grow and develop themselves. TechGig is a heaven for coders where they meet people with alike mind and exchange and learn new skills so that they can bring out the better skills in them. I really liked the event with so much enthusiasm and support from big MNC like – Deloitte, ABB cement, Reliance Jio. It is a culmination of everything related to technology, a platform exclusively for IT professionals to synergize, share, exchange ideas, facts and information as well as showcase their work and express their views on the vast repertoire that the IT industry encompasses. Garnering cutting-edge insights, jobs, reviews and news, as well as providing a platform for connecting with colleagues and peers are the mainstay of TechGig.