New Delhi [India], Apr. 13 (ANI-NewsVoir): Kronos Incorporated successfully concluded its inaugural Kronothon programming challenge, with active participation from university students and professional coders from across India.
The demanding five-week process concluded with the top 100 participants competing in a final two-day event at Noida.
Ten winning programmers were rewarded at the end of the process with up to Rs. one lakh individual prize money and commemorative medals and trophies. Kronothon is a pan-India competitive programing challenge created by Kronos to attract and recruit college students from India's top technical universities, as well as the market's leading professional coders.
It is the first programming challenge organised by Kronos in India and it plans to drive similar projects to focus on finding and fostering talent across the region.
More than 6,500 students and coders from across the country registered for Kronothon, which launched in January.
Entrants faced a series of online coding tests to whittle down the competition to the final 100 participants.
The challenge was conceived not just to uncover the next generation of tech talent, but also to share learning on new technology.
During the final two-day event, participants engaged in a gamification programming challenge to test their ability to execute and implement computer code in a structured environment, as well as their speed and creativity.
Participants also attended knowledge sessions and technology talks hosted by Kronos experts about key industry topics including Big Data and Analytics.
The Kronothon challenge set out to reiterate Kronos' reputation as one of the best technology companies to work for in India and to reinforce its company culture and reputation as an Employer of Choice.
Most recently, Great Place to Work India placed Kronos, for the second consecutive year, in its 50 Best Information Technology Companies to work for list.
"Kronos believes that you cannot create innovative products or deliver award-winning services without attracting and retaining fantastic employees.
As technology becomes increasingly pervasive and has an increasing impact on our lives, it will become even more imperative for students to learn the art of coding.
We created Kronothon to provide a vehicle to allow both student and seasoned programmers to unleash their creativity.
It was inspiring to see the passion and skills of all the participants at Kronothon and we wish them all the best," said Nishan Thankappan, Director, Talent Acquisition, Asia Pacific, Kronos.