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India takes second place, behind US in hackathons

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India takes second place, behind US in hackathons
With 105 events in the 2015, India stands next only to US in hosting hackathons.
According to the’ Global Hackathon Report’ by HackerEarth, a talent management software provider, India is behind US, which has 379 hackathons. The report also features a clear cut outline that hackathons are successfully battling the talent scarcity, acquisition and retention, as well as push innovation in various fields and functionalities’.
The report further added that almost 50 per cent of the hackathons were organized by private organisations in several sectors to develop low effective solutions. Besides, the event was saw the emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence occupied the prime importance during the events, followed by mobile app and web development.
In the global rankings, while US topped the list of the countries, cities like London and San Francisco occupied the top ranking in the cities.

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