With Over 10,000 Programmers and 30 Companies, CodeSprint 5 Brings Hackers Around the World Together for 24 Hours of Competition

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — HackerRank, the online social hub that lets developers code for fun, has announced CodeSprint 5, a 24-hour online programming contest that coders around the world will be taking part in. The contest is sponsored by top technology companies including Palantir, Square, Evernote, Quora, Rocket Fuel and many others. This is HackerRank’s 5th edition of their CodeSprint series and with the projected total number of participants in the contest expected to surpass 10,000, it’s also expected to be their largest.

CodeSprint 5 begins on January 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and runs for 24 hours. For more details and to register for the event, visit http://www.hackerrank.com/codesprint5.

HackerRank designed the CodeSprint series to allow programmers to compete and showcase their skills. Not only are these meant to be a fun and friendly competition, coders can compete for prizes and jobs. Regardless of country, school or background, coders will be able to take part in the 11 challenges that comprise CodeSprint 5 over the 24 hours that the contest will run. It is this level playing field that has excited programmers around the globe in past CodeSprints and has led to companies flocking to sponsor the contest in order to find great talent from all corners of the world.

After the contest has ended, programmers will be able to connect to any of the sponsoring companies that they are interested in. The companies are then able to consider programmers for possible jobs based on the actual demonstrated skills versus resumes, which are not capable of proving or measuring coding talent.

HackerRank points to a significant number of success stories around the world from previous CodeSprints, such as the theoretical physicist from Russia that was placed at a Silicon Valley technology company. “There have been numerous brilliant coders from universities, regions and countries around the world that don’t often get attention from top names in the technology industry,” said Vivek Ravisankar, Co-founder of HackerRank. “CodeSprint is playing a part in changing this and providing the vehicle for all great programmers to be discovered. In fact, the total number of active hackers that are part of the HackerRank community is now over 500,000 and climbing steadily. Empowering this community allows these programmers to showcase their skills and really stand out in a crowd.”

To learn more and register for CodeSprint 5, please visit: http://www.hackerrank.com/codesprint5.

About HackerRank

HackerRank is a free platform to solve programming challenges for fun, education, prizes and jobs. Known for both its competition-style CodeSprints, as well as being a place for programmers to code for fun and flex their coding muscles, HackerRank is giving programmers a place to not only practice their coding skills, but also join in competition with programmers around the world.

To learn more about HackerRank, please visit: https://www.hackerrank.com/.


Paul Chalker