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The Economic Times | By J Vignesh, ET Bureau | 9 December, 2015 |

BENGALURU: Adobe, the developer of Photoshop and Acrobat Reader, in partnership with HackerRank, has concluded one of the largest hackathons—coding competitions—for young developers and programmers in India. More than 8,000 programmers from top colleges participated in the online event.  Harshil Shah from IIT-Indore was awarded the winning prize of Rs 1.5 lakh. In second and third places were Anurag Anand from IIT-Kharagpur and Utkarsh Saxena from IIT-Indore.  “HackerRank is providing opportunities to coders at different locations in India to compete on a common platform, increasing their competitiveness and coding skillsets,” said Harishankaran Karunanidhi, cofounder, HackerRank.

“Hackathons such as these not only offer students an opportunity to be a part of this process, but also provides aspiring developers and programmers the ideal platform to test their skills against their peers,” said Abdul Jaleel, vice president, people resources India, Adobe.  IIT Roorkee had the highest participation with 272 students, followed by IIT Bhubaneswar (263 students). Overall, students from more than 260 colleges participated.- Courtesy     /    Read More … Adobe Hackathon 2015


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