India’s Biggest Coding Arena is Back! – TechGig Code Gladiators 2016

techgigRenowned for creating the largest community of techies in India, TechGig is back with the third edition of it nation-wide inter-company hackathon ‘Code Gladiators 2016’.

April 25, 2015: After a very successful two year run, and being officially recognized by the Limca Book of Records as the biggest code contest in India, this year’s competition is slated to double in size. Code Gladiators 2016 anticipates over 1,50,000 coders participating from 15,000+ companies, pan India.

The competition has increased in scale with a whopping 34 programming languages for gladiators to choose to compete in, new parallel theme tracks and a huge bounty of over Rs. 15 lakhs of prizes to be won.

The contest started in March with internal online coding contests to identify the best coders in companies. The winners will then compete in the semi-finals in May against the best coders from across companies. With the finals slated to take place on May 27, 2016. The ‘National Grand Finale’ will be a live event, that will see the finalists converge at a single venue and fight it out face-to-face – to be the next ‘Code Gladiator’.

“ is by far the largest community of technology professionals in India, and an event like Code Gladiators attracts top talent from across the globe, with last year’s event even having a winner from Malaysia. Very senior programmers and project leads also participated and appreciated the level of difficulty and challenges of Code Gladiators. Keeping this in mind the format of the main event has been kept the same as last year. In addition, we have introduced more languages and new parallel theme tracks for the app specialists in our TechGig community.” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions, which owns

This year, there is also a Specialist flavor in the event, there are multiple parallel theme tracks that are optional and can be participated in after taking part in the first round of the Main track. There are three Theme tracks – Location Based Apps, e-Commerce and Payment Gateway in which techies can compete and prove their domain expertise. The Theme tracks started in March and qualifiers from the first round will compete in Theme Hackathons for a place in the Theme Finale. The winners from the Theme Hackathons present their submissions to a Jury of domain experts in the Theme Finale to take place on May 27, 2016 and compete to become the “Theme Champion”.

Also, while the tension is building up post the Main track Semi Finals, there is ‘Beat the Leader’ for techies who like to challenge other techies and themselves at writing the most perfect Code. ‘Beat the Leader’ starts on 11th May 2016 and over the next 6 days participants compete to write the most optimized code and become the ‘Beat the Leader Champion’.

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”.

“Code Gladiators is undoubtedly an excellent platform designed to test and showcase the tech skills of India’s talent  – We have been particularly impressed with how this event has scaled – in terms of participants, submissions, languages, themes, geographic spread and diversity.  Based on our great experience last year, we decided to sponsor Code Gladiators 2016 and so I expect this relationship to get both deeper and wider in the future as we expect continuous innovation on this platform.” says Anil Apte, Director, IRIS Software.

Top IT product companies are participating in the contest. They include GE Digital, Verizon, Cognizant, IRIS, HERE, Rishabh Group, Amadeus, MapMyIndia, Sears, Citrus, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Cybage, Optum, Tavant, Persistant, Cvent, Xento and many more.

The Code Gladiator contest will be held in the following programming languages – C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, VB.Net, Python, Perl, Ruby,JS , Objective C, Go, Scala, F#, Haskell, Lua, D, Clojure, Groovy, TCL, Pascal, Ocaml, Erlang, Small Talk, Cobol, Racket, Bash, Java 8, Python 3, GNU Octave, Rust, Common LISP, R and Node JS. Each gladiator will be allowed to compete in multiple languages.

Corporate Registrations and Individual Registrations are currently open.

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