World’s largest developer confluence to be hosted by Hackerearth

HackerEarth, the largest engaged community of developers, is set to host the world’s largest developer confluence, IndiaHacks 2016. The confluence is aimed at encouraging developers and coders from across the globe and celebrates the spirit of hacking. As a part of the confluence, HackerEarth has also launched the Code Monk app for developers to upgrade their skills. Registrations for IndiaHacks are now open and more than 20,000 participants have already registered. The event is scheduled to kick-off on January 8th, 2016 in two phases.

The first stage is a month long series of online hackathons and programming contests. There are three programming tracks – Advanced Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning & Big Data. These online challenges will have developers solving complex programming problems using concepts of algorithms, data structures, data science, artificial intelligence etc. The remaining six will be hackathons on Fintech, IOT, Gaming, Open Source, Online Commerce, Travel and Transport. These hackathons will see developers build unique and interesting products based on themes in a duration of 48 hours.

Hacks will be evaluated on criteria like uniqueness of the idea, usability of the hack, code quality, design etc. The second phase of IndiaHacks is an offline developer conference. Top 20 teams/individuals will be shortlisted from each track and will be invited to this conference, where they will again hack for 24 hours and present their ideas to a panel of judges. The winners of IndiaHacks will be decided at the offline conference scheduled for March in Bangalore.

Code Monk app, launched on Android, aims to help amatuer developers take their programming skills to the next level. Started a couple of months back as a web-based initiative, Code Monk’s objective is to be a one-stop shop for learning content and practice problems on various concepts of computer programming. HackerEarth launched this app to enable programmers to learn programming from anytime, anywhere.

Sachin Gupta, CEO & Cofounder, HackerEarth said, “It has been three years since we started HackerEarth and hackathons have been an integral part of our community. IndiaHacks is our annual flagship event that has been about recognizing and rewarding the hackers – the problem-solvers among us. This will be our third edition and we are aiming to make this into a massive confluence. There will be interesting programming challenges and hackathons for every kind of hacker and developer from across the world. Through this event, we are trying to encourage programmers and coders to up their game and bring out their best. To attract more programmers on HackerEarth, we have also launched Code Monk on the mobile. We have received great feedback and reviews on the app and are seeing great traction.”

Top 50 hackers will receive HackerEarth goodies apart from the exciting rewards including fully paid trip to San Francisco, X-box, GoPro Hero 4, and many others.

Prize details:
1st prize – Fully paid trip to San Francisco, with visits to some cool startups
2nd prize – Xbox + Headphone (Audio Technica)
3rd prize – GoPro Hero 4
4th prize – Oculus + Leap motion
5th prize – Pebble smart watch
6th prize – The Arduino Starter Kit (Official Kit from Arduino with 170-page Arduino Projects Book)
7th – 10th prize – Raspberry Pi 2
11th – 20th prize – Gift Vouchers

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