June 3, 2015: Probably the biggest coding contest, not just in India, but globally as well, The TechGig Code Gladiator Challenge displayed the tremendous coding talent that is present in India.
Over 80,000 coders from across 9,000 top IT companies coded in Java, C, C++, C#, VB.net, Java Script, Python, Perl, Ruby and PHP in online rounds that culminated in the top 100 coders meeting in person to battle it out face to face in the National Capital recently.
The grueling competition saw the rise of the Top 5 Coders, the Top 5 IT Companies and Top Coding Diva from among the thousands of participants.
TechGig Code Gladiators 2015 Grand Finale winner Apurv Gupta received the grand prize and cash Award of Rs. 2 Lakhs from Mr. Devender Malhotra, Vice President & Chief Quality Officer- Wipro Limited
Receiving the award, Apurv Gupta said, “This is a complete surprise – I did not expect to win. But yes, coding is much more than my work, it is my passion. I am thankful to Oracle and TechGig for this wonderful opportunity to show my talent to the world.”
The 3rd runners-up – Sonu Singal from Algoworks Technologies Private Limited
won Rs. 75,000 Cash, Trophy and Certificate Plaque
The 4th runners-up – Ankit Vig from Cvent India Pvt Ltd won Rs.50,000 Cash, Trophy and Certificate Plaque
The companies who scored the highest at Code Gladiators 2015 were once again led by Persistent Systems, who won the “India’s Coding Power House” award for the second year running, followed by Steria (2nd), IRIS Software Pvt. Ltd. (3rd), ITC Infotech (4th) and Amadeus South Asia (5th).
Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr. Devender Malhotra, Vice President & Chief Quality Officer- Wipro Limited congratulated TechGig for becoming the “IPL of the IT World” while congratulating the winners, he stressed on the importance of multiskilling in the hypercompetitive world of coding.
Mr. Vivek Madhukar, COO, Times Business Solutions, said, “The sheer number of participants and the level of competition is unprecedented in the coding contest space not just in India but probably the world. Kudos to all the participants whose passion drives them to ever greater heights of excellence.” Madhukar further illustrated the importance of Code Gladiators, and its impact on India and society-at-large, in bringing out, championing and inspiring the brightest talents in the IT field.
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About Code Gladiators:
TechGig has been a pioneer in ranking and rating The Best Programmers and The Best IT Companies across India – through technology related competitions for internal employees, company-sponsored contests for talent engagement and various employer-branding activities. Code Gladiators combines all these activities and takes the scale to an entirely different level – one where employees from companies across India are involved at the same time. Code Gladiators is a corporate battle – the best talent from IT companies will battle it out to a fight to the finish. This National Level competition showcases the company with the best coders and identifies the Best Coder in the Country.
TechGig.com 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 views, reviews and news, jobs as well as providing a podium for connecting with your colleagues, peers are the mainstay of TechGig.com. The TechGig network is operated by Times Business Solutions – a Division of Times Internet Ltd.