Directi officially launches CodeChef

By : |September 7, 2009 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Directi, internet products company has announced the formal launch of CodeChef, India’s largest and only non-commercial, online programming competition.

CodeChef provides a platform for practice, competition and improvement for student and professional software developers across India.

Bhavin Turakhia, founder, chairman & CEO, Directi said, “In the last few years while the engineering colleges have mushroomed all over the country, the curriculum in most colleges does not truly recreate real world scenarios and allow budding software developers to collaborate with professionals.”

The IT-BPO sector over the last decade has been known as a high-growth industry contributing close to 5.8 percent of India’s GDP and employing over two million people. In spite of such a large IT talent pool, India has yet to develop a globally recognized software products company of the size and scale of a Google or Facebook.

Out of all students in the top 100 tech universities globally only 0.67 percent are educated within India. This is a significantly small percentage considering that India houses one-sixth of the world’s population.

Turakhia further added, “We designed CodeChef as an initiative to supplement the Indian education system by enabling knowledge sharing, encouraging collaboration and driving learning through competition. We are determined to bridge the gap and help aspiring software developers in India morph into highly talented professionals.”

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