Mumbai: TechGig Code Gladiators has become the undisputed leader in Coding Contests having won the Limca Book National Record for being India’s Largest Coding Contest in 2015 and 2016. With a grand bounty of over Rs 50 lakhs to be won by the best coders, this year’s event promises to scale unprecedented heights.
Speaking at the launch of this record breaking event, Gautam Sinha, CEO, Times Internet Limited said, “I’m a coder, and this is a distinct pleasure, because this event is not about the best singer, or the best artist, but the best coder. My personal commitment is to make TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 a success. With all the partnerships that we forge, we will put the entire house of Times Group behind it – to make it successful.”
TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 will see over 2 Lakh top programmers code in over 52 Languages – the largest choice of languages in the world. Contestants can code in any of the 52 major programming languages including 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.
Of the over 2 Lakh coders only the top 200 will make it to the Grand Finale Hackathon to be held in Bangalore – That’s a pass percentage of less than 0.1%, which makes this a selection 7X tougher than the Joint Entrance Examination of the IITs!
TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 will have an Open Contest, and several unique theme rounds covering cutting edge technologies such as Machine Learning, IoT, Data Science, E-Commerce, Bots and DevOps.
The winner of the open contest will receive Rs. 2.5 Lakhs in cash, a trophy and a certificate plaque and winners of theme will get Rs. 2 Lakhs each. With accolades and prizes for all top performers, there is over Rs.50 Lakhs of Prize money to be won.
TechGig Code Gladiators 2016 had entered the Limca Book of Records, the second time in a row for being India’s largest programming contest – beating its own 2015 record recently. Over 1,47,000 premium coders, 70 days of extensive coding and a coveted place in LIMCA Book of World Records made Code Gladiators 2016 a grand spectacle and a phenomenal event.
TechGig Code Gladiators 2016, saw coders ranging from fresh graduates to highly experienced hackers be a part of India’s biggest coding challenge. The winners got all the glory and pride, from prizes worth Rs. 15 Lacs to exposure with top IT companies. The legacy of this record breaking event is poised to grow further in TechGig Code Gladiators 2017, by leaps and bounds.
TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 has started on 20 March 2017 and culminates in a Grand Finale hackathon in Bangalore.