February 16, 2016
At HackerEarth, we frequently send out emails to our user base. These are meant to keep them updated on upcoming challenges and on certain events related to their activity on our platform. For example, we send out emails when a user successfully solves a problem, whenever the user is sent a test invitation for a hiring challenge, […]
January 29, 2016
One of the primary issues when gathering information from users is suggesting the right options. At HackerEarth, we gather information from all our developers, which helps us provide them with a better experience. When a humongous amount of data has to be indexed and returned as smart suggestions, an inverted index is perhaps one of the […]
January 29, 2016
Whenever we roll out an improvement on our platform at HackerEarth, we love to conduct A/B tests on the enhancement to understand which iteration helps our users more in using the platform in a better way. As the available third-party libraries did not quite meet our needs, we wrote our own A/B testing framework in Django. In […]
January 29, 2016
We had implemented a javascript logger to capture the pesky issues our users faced and had problems with when using the site. When we came up with the idea, we thought it would be just a five-minute job where we would just have to add a snippet and would be done, but nothing is simple […]
June 23, 2015
Honeywell's mobility hackathon has just concluded on HackerEarth, and we have three winners. Congrats to all winners! Top performers in the hackathon have already been offered with positions at Honeywell. This was a 2-stage Hackathon - the first stage was an online hackathon, which saw over 2500 people participate, and the second stage was an […]
February 26, 2015
HackerEarth's web servers handle millions of requests every day. These request logs can be analyzed to mine some really useful insights as well as metrics critical to the business, for example, the number of views per day, the number of views per sub product, most popular user navigation flow, etc. Initial Thoughts HackerEarth uses Django as its primary […]
January 27, 2015
In this post, I am going to briefly describe the challenges we faced while building a powerful comment system. Comments have become an integral part of our website. They are almost everywhere — challenges, problems, notes, and more will be added to our new products. We have been working to make the area more powerful and usable. […]
November 6, 2014
October on HackerEarth was a blast. We saw a total of 25 challenges conducted using the HackerEarth platform. These included college contests, non-hiring challenges as well as hiring challenges. Glydel, Oyo rooms, SuperProfs and SysCloud hired on HackerEarth. Collectively, the hiring challenges alone attracted 6872 developers from all over India to participate in a completely […]
May 20, 2014
There are about 18 million developers in the world, and of that, 2.75 million live in India. In the coming years, it is estimated that India will overtake the USA in terms of the number of developers and India will have somewhere close to 5.2 million software developers. Now with those kinds of numbers, you'd think that […]
May 19, 2014
Okay. Let's talk about the elephant in the room. Dress codes. Not having them is a cool thing. Especially in a millennial context, to talk about your company as one that provides you freedom. The rise of companies like Facebook Google, Twitter etc., have projected this free and open culture to a point where it has become […]