Code Gladiators -- one of India's biggest contest for programmers -- is hosted by TechGig, a social media platform for IT professionals.
It is the first national-level inter-company coding contest that not only highlights top coders but also top IT firms as well, Times Business Solutions (TBS) Chief Operating Officer Vivek Madhukar said.
TBS runs the network.
"After a very successful run last year, as the biggest code contest in India, this year's competition is almost double in size. Code Gladiators 2015 will witness over 40,000 coders participating from more than 7,000 firms, pan-India," he added.
Code Gladiators 2014 Techgig brought together 39,000 coders from across the country to find India's Best Coder and in the process it reached 50,00,000 people across the globe.
The contest starts in March with internal online coding contests to identify the best coders. The winners will then compete in the semi-finals in April against the best coders from across companies, Madhukar said.
The finals are slated to take place on May 29, 2015. The Grand Finale will be an offline event, where finalists will fight it out in front of each other to be the next 'Code Gladiator', he added.
Last year, the event saw participation from some big names in the IT industry, including, Persistent Systems, Altimetrik, Akamai, Synechron, Schneider Electric, Symantec, Nokia Siemens, Sasken, Calsoft, Panacea, Seclore, McAfee, Cvent, and Unisys.
The Code Gladiator contest will be held in the following programming languages - C, C++, C#, Java, Java script, PHP, VB.NET, Ruby on Rails, Python and Perl. Each gladiator will be allowed to compete in multiple languages.