Prove Your Mettle – Are You India’s Tech Idol?

Gild.com, has announced its first, massive, nationwide hunt for the best web developer in the country who will be crowned India’s Tech Idol, 2011.

Online PR News – 16-September-2011 – – Do you consider yourself the best developer in India? If you think ‘Yes’ then Gild provides you that opportunity to win the crown of India’s first Tech Idol.

Gild.com, the world’s premier site for developers to build, share and compare their skills profiles, has begun its nation-wide hunt for India’s greatest developer. Sponsored by Oracle and Mingle box, Tech Idol is the biggest competition to date for developers in India, be it a student, enthusiast or a professional.

Following is the schedule of the competition:
• Round 1: 5th Sept to 16th Sept, 2011
• Round 2: 19th Sept to 25th Sept, 2011
• Round 3: 28th Sept to 5th Oct, 2011

The top developers, determined according to Gild evaluation methods, will progress through each round to compete for the grand prize comprising of a week-long VIP trip that includes flight, accommodation and spending-money, to Silicon Valley, USA, home of Oracle, Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn, and receive special tutorials from some great technology professionals.

Focusing on ‘what you know’ rather than ‘who you know’ the competition emphasizes that skills also matter, and not merely schools or qualifications. Tests will be answerable in any major programming language.

Mr. Manjunath Ramesh, MD, Gild-India, said, “While professional networking is important, skills are even more important. Gild wishes to bring back the focus on talent, which alone, regardless of one’s academic pedigree or network reach, can ensure that anyone can become India’s Tech Idol.”

Participants can register for the competition by logging on to www.tech-idol.com

About Gild:
Gild is the fastest growing skills-based network for technology professionals, with nearly 500,000 members worldwide. Used by leading companies such as Oracle, IBM, SAP and dozens of other tier one companies, Gild is where the top developers build, share and compare their skills profiles to win great prizes and create amazing professional opportunities.

About Oracle:
Oracle provides the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe. Oracle's product strategy provides flexibility and choice to customers across the IT infrastructure.

About Minglebox.com:
Founded in 2006, Minglebox.com is India's leading campus and education network with a user base of students and young professionals across the country. Minglebox.com has a vision to become the one-stop educational platform for Indian students. Minglebox.com was started by a group of IIT/IIM alumni with deep business and technology experience, backed by leading global investors. Minglebox.com helps students find the best colleges and courses through online admission help and counseling services. These products are offered across segments like MBA, Engineering, Study Abroad, Vocational and IT courses as well as Bachelor's programmes in various disciplines.

For further information, please contact:
Kedarnath Tadkodkar
Blue Lotus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Cell: +91 9011052015
E-mail: kedar@bluelotuspr.com

Reema D’souza
Blue Lotus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Cell: +91 9930102598
E-mail : reema@bluelotuspr.com

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