LearnStreet Announces the India Coding Challenge

Palo Alto, (PressExposure) January 10, 2013 -- Universities in India can compete to win coveted internships

LearnStreet, an award-winning online education platform that teaches people how to code, recently launched an India Coding Challenge (ICC), a competition that gives engineering colleges from across the country a unique opportunity to win coveted internships with LearnStreet and ultimate bragging rights in addition to an ICC Cup that will be awarded by Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and LearnStreet.

The ICC has been designed to promote coding skills in India and to excite students and help them build employable skills at an early age. In order to participate, students from any college in India can sign up at [http://www.learnstreet.com/icc] and then go on to complete as many coding lessons and discrete concepts as possible. The more programming courses they complete, the more CodePoints they will win for their college. LearnStreet will award internships to the top three colleges with the most CodePoints at the end of the competition on January 31, 2013.

The coding challenge has already caught on well with colleges across India. Thousands of students have registered with LearnStreet and and began learning how to program via the free online courses in JavaScript, Python and Ruby. Birsa Institute of Technology is currently leading the competition with a total of 11,250 CodePoints. Check out the full Leaderboard on the ICC page.

Vinod Khosla, founder of LearnStreet, said, "We strongly believe in building an army of coders, so we can continue to put India at the forefront of the digital innovation map." Khosla, a billion-dollar venture capitalist, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, lead investor and board member, sees online education as the next big thing in the education domain and has thus co-founded LearnStreet to take on this opportunity.

Please visit [http://www.learnstreet.com/icc] to learn more about the contest.

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Press Release Submitted On: January 10, 2013 at 3:40 am
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