We Came. We Coded. We Conquered. Again. And Again! Persistent Systems Three-peats as “Coding Powerhouse of India”

Pune, INDIA and Santa Clara, CA
June 6, 2016

First 2014. Then 2015. Make it a three-peat as Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT) has once again claimed the title of “Coding Powerhouse of India” in the 2016 edition of the annual countrywide TechGig Code Gladiators mega-hackathon. Persistent is the only company in the history of the competition to win this title. More than 900 coders from Persistent competed against 150,000 coders representing 100 companies from across India.

Anand Deshpande, Founder and CEO of Persistent Systems
“It is not an accident that year after year our team does so well. This is a showcase of the power of our ‘disruption by design’ approach to coding and to digital transformation. For more than 25 years, building software has been in our very DNA. It’s why hundreds of organizations around the world look to us not just for our expertise, but for the passion and energy we bring to our work.”

For Persistent, Hackathons start at home
At Persistent, our hackathons have resulted not only in some great offerings we now sell to customers, but in bringing a fresh outlook to how we approach problems and opportunities.

News Facts about the Competition

  • 100 technology companies
  • A record 150000 competitors
  • 2 month duration
  • 10 coding languages

News Facts about Persistent Systems

  • Over 800 Customers
  • 5500+ Product releases in last 5 years
  • 9,600 Employees
  • $352M FY16 revenue

About Code Gladiators:
Code Gladiators is a corporate battle – the best talent from IT companies will battle it out to a fight to the finish. This National Level competition showcases the company with the best coders and identifies the best coder in the country.

About Persistent Systems
Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT) builds software that drives the business of our customers; enterprises and software product companies with software at the core of their digital transformation.

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For more information, please contact:

Avishek Maitra
Persistent Systems
Tel: +91 9527709438

Hitesh Garg
Text100 Global Communications
Tel: +91-983342728

Ken Montgomery
Persistent Systems (US)
Tel: +1 213 500 8355

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