Making the world flat, one programmer at a time. Vivek Ravishankar, Co-founder at HackerRank. #PNHangout.


I am one of the founders of HackerRank, formally called InterviewStreet, where we are building a platform for programmers to hone their skills and companies to streamline their recruiting process. Currently we are a team of 66 split across Palo Alto and Bangalore and we have been signing up companies like FB, Amazon,VMWare, Bloomberg, etc. as our customers while simultaneously […]

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An Arts Major Codes A Website, Becomes A CEO

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Last year US President Barack Obama said “Don’t just play on your phone. Program it.” He stressed that learning these skills was important for the future. Similar concerns have been voiced by, a non-profit organization that initiated a movement called An Hour of Code last year. The central message was the same: everyone can […]

Ammar Mian

Don’t Let School Interfere with Your Education


It goes without saying that there are some incredible programmers competing on our platform. Today we’re highlighting Stephen Macke. After competing in a codesprint on HackerRank two years ago, he got an internship at Palantir and is now a grad student at Stanford Stephen Macke in his own words: I know this has been said […]

Ammar Mian

Dreams of Silicon Valley

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We have a soft spot for success stories, and here’s another one we would like to share with you. The following is a guest post from Alex Yakunin from Yekaterinburg, Russia. He is now working at Quora after crushing a coding challenge the company posted on HackerRank. Alex Yakunin in his own words: I absolutely […]


Coding contests are hiring hubs for global companies

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BANGALORE: Twitter, Facebook, Quora, Evernote, Bloomberg and Adobe are increasingly giving traditional recruiting avenues a miss and hiring Indian developers on coding platforms like HackerRank and HackerEarth. They are offering top dollars to those who have taken lead positions on programming leader boards tackling mind-bending challenges. A bunch of Indian programmers participating in HackerRank’s coding […]


Corporate America, Your Future Engineers Aren’t Attending Career Fairs Anymore

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Like the Western black rhino, hieroglyphics and video stores, college career fairs may soon be a relic of the past — particularly when it comes to recruiting software engineers. Undergraduate enrollment in computer science programs continues to rise impressively, growing by double digits year-over-year. Pair that with the fact that employer demand for computer science majors is […]


3 Ways to Crush Your Technical Interview

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Despite advances made in recent years, the interview process is still imperfect. In a recent talk, engineering manager Moishe Lettvin (who has conducted over 250 interviews during his time at Google) claimed the process can be “noisy, inaccurate, and arbitrary.” While inconsistencies remain, you can still walk into (or dial in for) a technical interview […]