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Indiahacks 2016, World's Largest Developer Confluence Attracts Over 50,000 Developers

| Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on January 12, 2016
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IndiaHacks 2016, one of the world’s largest developer confluence hosted by HackerEarth in association with Altimetrik, has attracted over fifty thousand developers till date. The massive event commenced on January 8, 2016 with an Artificial Intelligence programming contest and Fintech hackathon – two out of the nine technology tracks scheduled for the month-long code fest. The event has seen over one lakh registrations for the various tracks. On an average every developer is participating in more than two of these contests. More than 25% of developers are from outside India with the event continuing to attract more participants from the coding community.

As one the fastest growing community for developers in the world, HackerEarth is conducting Indiahacks to encourage programming and celebrate the spirit of hacking among coders. The month long code fest will see a combination of online hackathons and programming contests. There are three programming tracks around Algorithms Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. These tracks will have developers solving complex programming problems by using concepts of algorithms, data structures, data science, artificial intelligence etc. Additionally, there will be six online hackathons in the domains of FinTech, IoT, Gaming, Open Source, Online Commerce, Travel and Transport. These hackathons will see developers build unique and interesting products according to the themes in less than 48 hours.

Hacks will be evaluated based on parameters like uniqueness of the idea, usability of the hack, code quality, design etc. The top 20 shortlists from each of the tracks will be invited to an offline conference, where they will get another 24 hours to build on their hacks and pitch to a panel of judges. The winners of IndiaHacks will be decided at the offline developer conference on March 19 th & 20 th, 2016 in Bangalore. The winning team will be rewarded with a fully paid trip to San Francisco. Other exciting prizes include X-box, GoPro Hero 4, and HackerEarth goodies.

Altimetrik is a business transformation and technology solutions company, part of the $100 million Vattikuti ventures. Through their ‘new methodology’ that is based on the fundamentals of Design-Thinking and Design-led Engineering, Altimetrik is at the epicenter of powering the next wave of IT and business transformation. It is this outlook that led Altimetrik to sponsor HackerEarth’s IndiaHacks 2016, as a major hiring and outreach opportunity to nurture young talent and give programmers and coders the opportunity to transform themselves into ‘ Design Engineers’.

Supporting Quotes

Sachin Gupta, CEO & Cofounder, HackerEarth

“HackerEarth aims to be the largest developer community that helps developers to improve their programming skills, compete against the best and network with each other. The objective behind conducting IndiaHacks is to bring thousands of developers together, foster innovation and showcase some of the best minds in the developer community. The massive amount of registrations we have seen this year is overwhelming and is a testament to our vision in making HackerEarth the largest developer community in the world. We are delighted that compared to last year, IndiaHacks 2016 has seen a 20X increase in participation.”

Madhavan Satagopan, Chief Technology Officer, Altimetrik

“As a transformational company, 2016 is set to be a very exciting year for Altimetrik. To name a few such exciting initiatives – We're already in the process of scaling our business across sectors and even expanding our footprint. Our 'new methodology' which we also call our 'secret-sauce', requires an extremely crucial ingredient – Design Engineers. Thus, given that Altimetik hires only through hackathons and ideathons, we envision this synergy with HackerEarth as an unconventional hiring platform and the citadel for innovation where Altimetrik will find the right talent that has both the Design Engineer’s aptitude and attitude. We are confident that IndiaHacks 2016 will be able to help us in our future endeavor to create a better digital world.”

About HackerEarth

HackerEarth is the fastest growing community of developers in the world. Developers engage on the community to learn new programming concepts, improve their technical skills, discover relevant jobs, and compete in programming challenges. HackerEarth also provides a platform for recruiters to discover the best technical talent through this community of developers. By democratizing talent sourcing, HackerEarth is making it more objective and skill driven – where each of its developers are indexed and ranked by their skills and automatically validated by mining their online social and professional data.

About Altimetrik

Altimetrik is a business transformation and technology solutions partner to global enterprise customers covering three global mega trends of modernization – Digital, Connected Solutions & Consumer Technologies. Additional information can be found at Altimetrik or connect with Altimetrik on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook .

(Attn.editors: The above press release comes to you under an arrangement with Business Wire India. THE HINDU takes no Editorial responsibility for the same.)

Published on January 12, 2016

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