[hcs-d] Fwd: Interviewstreet builds HackerRank and launching at your school. Interested?

Brandon Sim bsim at college.harvard.edu
Mon Jul 23 23:48:18 EDT 2012


Seems pretty cool. Same here

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM, Saagar Deshpande <
sdeshpande at college.harvard.edu> wrote:

> yea i'd be interested! seems like a very fun idea!
> --
> *Saagar Deshpande* | Class of 2014 | Harvard University
> *sdeshpande at college.harvard.edu*
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 7:45 PM, Salvatore Rinchiera <
> srinchiera at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
>
>> Hi HCS,
>>
>> Check out this contest hosted by HackerRank.
>>
>> Is this something anybody would be interested in getting involved with?
>>
>> Salvatore
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: vivek at interviewstreet.com <vivek at interviewstreet.com>
>> Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:25 PM
>> Subject: Interviewstreet builds HackerRank and launching at your school.
>> Interested?
>> To: srinchiera at college.harvard.edu
>> Cc: m.ali at hackerrank.com
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Hope you're doing well. I'm Vivek, one of the founders at HackerRank<http://hackerrank.com/>
>> .
>> We're the team behind SummerGames and Interviewstreet, now building
>> something very ambitious and big<http://blog.hackerrank.com/post/27495441781/join>
>> .
>>
>> We're a young startup (5 people) in Mountain View, CA building a place
>> where hackers hang out for fun solving interesting
>> challenges with real-world
>> data sets, build quick hacks, etc with an interesting social component to
>> it.
>>
>> We are currently working on bringing Hackerrank to your campus. This
>> fall, Hackerrank will host a virtual intercollegiate programing contest
>> which
>> will have 10 different levels covering various skills/technologies.
>> Levels
>>
>> will range from hacking a server to building a game bot and coding in
>> Brainfuck <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck>,
>>
>> just to name a few.
>>
>> *Invite only:*
>> This is being open only for a select few schools and we'd love to get
>> Harvard on board. We are looking for students to represent and
>> lead your team at the Hackerrank contest, and help us spread the word.
>>
>> *Prizes:*
>> Apart from a $10k prize money pot, the winners will have a chance to have
>> office hours with one of Y-Combinator <http://ycombinator.com/> partners,
>> the legendary Vinod Khosla <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinod_Khosla>
>> and Jawed Karim <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawed_Karim> (founder of
>> Youtube).
>>
>> *Talk:*
>> The winning school will also have Mark Jung<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Jung> (former
>> CEO of IGN and ex-COO
>> of Fox Studios) visit the campus to give a talk on entrepreneurship. He
>> will also
>>
>> be open to hear a few startup pitches from interested students on campus.
>>
>> *Fun:*
>>
>> More than being a great opportunity, we think it's a fun contest. Please
>> let
>>
>> us know if you are interested in working with us as a campus rep to bring
>>
>> Hackerrank to your campus. Feel free to share this email with others on
>>
>> campus that might be interested.
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>> --
>> Vivek Ravisankar
>> Co-founder, Interviewstreet.com
>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/rvivek
>> Blog: rvivek.com
>>
>>
>>
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