Real Education of Anudeep Nekkanti – Got Google Without IIT
There is a general trend in Industry that “TOP” companies, looking for “TOP” talent, visit “TOP” institutions for campus placement. And this holds true.
But with the advent of technology, this is NOT the ONLY way “TOP” companies are hiring these days. With technology-based platforms and communication channels, companies are able to reach out to “TOP” talent directly.
This is what happened in the case of Anudeep Nekkanti who is not from IIT but got a placement offer from Google.
What are these other Channels?
There are various online platforms offering competitive programming problems/tournaments on a regular basis. There are no entry criteria to take part in these tournaments as they happen online. Individual performance in these competitions is tracked and participants are given Global as well as country-wise ranking. And these rankings are open to the public.
“TOP” companies worldwide are keeping tracking of “TOP” rankers on these platforms and directly contact them for the hiring process.
Anudeep during his college days, participated actively on such platforms.
Anudeep’s ranking on various platforms:
- https://www.codechef.com/users/anudeep2011 (As on 28th Feb, 2018: Global Rank: 220 | India Rank: 40)
- http://www.spoj.com/users/anudeep2011/ (As on 28th Feb, 2018: World Rank: #914)
Blog and his interviews for further reference:
His social profiles:
- Personal blog: https://blog.anudeep2011.com/
Whether you are in a top institution or not, keep looking for other hiring channels used by companies in the industry of your interest and make yourself visible on those channels. And you can get a chance to get to the company which otherwise may not be visiting your campus.
Also, you have to remain “Learner Forever :)” as Anudeep mentioned in about me section on codechef.