Young hackers looking to intern at one of the hottest Internet company, here’s your chance. Hackerrank, a portal launched by Interview Street, where hackers can prove their mettle is launching a hacking contest on 6 April.
Earlier this month, Hackerrank organised a coding contest for IIT’s to identify the best IITian Coder. It was a bot to bot challenge. Out of the hundreds of IITians who signed up, Piyush Kapoor, a computer engineering students at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) won the contest. Piyush, who goes by the handle javacoder is also an accomplished hacker with a worldwide ranking of 214 on SPOJ, an online judging platform for programmers.Jay Pandya, a B Tech student from IIIT- Hyderabad came second who goes by the handle Mendax from IIT-H won the second rank. Besides the prizes, the winner also got an office hour with Akash Garg, the founder of hi5.com who is now a Vice President at Twitter.
A hacker, who goes by the handle Arijit_91, and Guru991 from IIT Madras who finished a 14 hour hackathon to rush to the Hackerrank contest came 4th and 5th. Arijit was last years winner.
Interestingly, the contest saw highest number of participants from IIT- Madras & Kharagpur. If you are a company looking for some of the best hackers in the country, you know where to look!
Sign Up for the contest here.