HackerEarth was founded in November 2012. It was started by two IIT Roorkee alumni, Sachin Gupta and Vivek Prakash. It was incubated at GSF Accelerator, batch 1.

HackerEarth is a product company that provides technical recruiting solutions for talent sourcing and skill assessment. HackerEarth allows recruiters to quickly identify and hire the right candidates from its thriving community of developers. Every developer on HackerEarh’s community is ranked and scored by its unique ranking system. The ranking system uses two tools to identify a developer’s skill sets

Online Programming Challenges - Programmers from around the world participate in online programming challenges, compete against each other and get ranked based on their coding abilities.

Developer Profile - HackerEarth uses its proprietary algorithm and data science to assess a programmer’s skill set by analyzing his/her publicly available coding data from sources like Github, Stackoverlfow etc. Combined with a candidate’s past work experience and education history it provides an accurate measure of candidate’s proficiency to the recruiter.

HackerEarth’s assessment tool allows recruiter to save their countless developer hours, by automating the assessment process end to end. This allows people with little or no technical knowledge set and administer comprehensive programming assessment tests for programmers.

Sachin Gupta

Sachin Gupta is a graduate of IIT Roorkee where he majored in Computer Science. He worked at Google before starting his own venture. Prior to that he interned at Microsoft, where he worked on azure cloud technology. He is passionate about programming and has published two research papers in the field of parallel programming. While in the final year of engineering, he launched a learning portal for programmers that attracted over 200,000 page views in the first month.

Vivek Prakash

Vivek Prakash is a graduate of IIT Roorkee where he majored in Computer Science and Information Technology. He has interned at Amazon and Google Summer of Code, where he worked on system programming and contributed to operating systems. He loves building developer friendly tools and is passionate about improving the programming experience. He launched a tool for compiling and running code online which attracted 25,000 compilations in the first week.