TechGig Geek Goddess: A Grand Victory for Women in the Tech Industry
TechGig Code Gladiators enters its most exciting phase –Top Coders converge on the National Capital for the Ultimate Battle to become the Undisputed Coding Champion
May 17, 2016: The tech community is buzzing and suspense is thick in the air as TechGig Code Gladiators 2016 enters its final stage. Of the 1,43,000 who participated – just 2,500 moved to the Semi Finals. The battles got more grueling and only the Top 0.1 percentile of these contestants now stand facing each other – making it one of the toughest challenges in the world.
“The gladiators in this edition of TechGig Code Gladiators have been truly remarkable – we had calibrated the tests with exponential difficulty – yet there were over 40 gladiators who still scored a perfect 300. Of these top scorers 75% were from the company rounds– some of who came as a pleasant surprise to these companies – clearly showing that TechGig is helping corporates discover hidden talents within their own companies. These people, in turn, become brand ambassadors for the company, greatly enhancing the company’s brand across tech communities,” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions.
“TechGig, through Code Gladiators, has given our associates an opportunity to don their best coding hats and compete with the best in the nation,” says Partha Ghosh, Associate Vice President, Sears India.
“Code Gladiators is a unique contest in the coding world. The fact that the event entered into Limca book of records for being India’s largest coding contest, makes it a most desirable contest for tech community. It is definitely a great platform for networking with industry peers too, ” says Swaminathan T V, Executive Regional CIO, South Asia, GE Digital
“TechGig is a knowledge-sharing platform and also attracts professionals to the organization. Code Gladiators gives an opportunity to our engineers to pursue their passion. It allows people to come together and build something, completely outside their day jobs,” says Syed Kaleem Raza, Head, Global Recruitment at Persistent Systems.
Code Divas on the ascent
Another encouraging insight is that women are standing tall in the coding world with a substantial increase in participation in this year’s competition over last year. Nearly 25% of the participants (over 35,000) this year are women. In addition, over 80 perfect scorers in round one and 11% of the finalists are women.
Java and C Languages are Favorites
Java, C and C# continue to be the languages of choice for contestants as they were chosen by over 1,00,000 coders. In addition, this time significant participation was also seen in Scala and R, indicating an increasing of Data Science Languages with the growth of Big Data applications in the tech world.
Among top participating locations – Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai continue to hold sway – as they are the IT hubs of the nation. In addition, there were over a thousand international participants and some are travelling to Delhi for the finals.
The Grand Finale will be a LIVE Event in Delhi NCR– where the Top 125 coders will battle it out face to face on May 27, 2016. Stay tuned to http://www.techgig.com/codegladiators for live updates!
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