October - 2014 - issue > Startup of the Year - Program Development

HackerRank: Enrich Your Enterprise's Lifecycle through Skilled Programming Prowess

Kavitha G.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Kavitha G.
As innovation in the technology industry continues to burgeon, the demand for programmers has also sped up its pace. This rapidly growing demand also has driven employers to search for the ideal tech talent who can help keep their company afloat in this fastpaced tech world. But, it is a daunting task for the companies and the programmers to pick the best from the rest. And in the drive to top the competition, enterprises might also fail to consider the real coding skills of the potential employees. Once out of the college, the two dynamic programmers - Harishankaran K and Vivek Ravisankar sensed this gap between employers and skilled programmers. They set out to address this gap by creating a meritocratic platform, HackerRank, which is democratizing tech recruiting.

"Imagine a platform where you could hone your coding skills (for free), get an opportunity to
connect with top companies (purely based on skill) and companies identifying the right hire in 25 percent of the original time (reducing time to fill) - that's an utopian state," quotes Vivek Ravisankar, Co-Founder, HackerRank. Today this vision has become a reality as the platform
boasts close to a million developers who participate in several thousands of coding challenges daily on the platform. Its enterprise offering, HackerRank for Work, is a powerful platform for technical interviewing and assessments. Engineered to ease the interview process for companies that hire engineers, the platform helps the recruiters to source
candidates, assess their technical skills objectively and provide a detailed analysis of the applicant's coding skills.

The enterprise offering has proven to be robust with respect to identifying talented programmers
and customers have shown results of approximately 5070 developer hours saved for every hire made. As a part of its publicly accessible platform, HackerRank provides a community for coders where they get an access to code for fun, education, prizes and jobs. Companies can also sponsor real world challenges for coders to solve, thereby enabling them to discover top talent.

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