HackerRank, a popular platform for practicing and hosting online coding interviews, today announced that it has actually gotten Mimir, a cloud-based service that provides tools for teaching computer technology courses. Mimir, which is HackerRank’s first acquisition, is presently in use by a number of universities, consisting of UCLA, Purdue, Oregon State and Michigan State, as well as by corporations like Google.
HackerRank says it will continue to support Mimir’s class item as a standalone item for the time being. By Q2 2020, the 2 business expect to have a preliminary release of a combined product offering.
“ HackerRank will work carefully with teachers, trainees and clients to help student designers learn, improve and evaluate their skills from coursework to career,” Vivek Ravisankar, the co-founder and CEO of HackerRank, informed me. “Eventually, we imagine a combined product that allows students to obtain both an official academic education in addition to useful abilities evaluations which can assist build a strong and effective profession.”
The 2 companies did not divulge the financial details of the acquisition, but Indiana-based Mimir previously raised a total of $2.5 million and had eight employees at the time of the acquisition, consisting of the three-person executive team.
As the companies stress, both focus on permitting developers for a range of backgrounds to successfully compete for jobs, no matter where they went to school. HackerRank argues that the mix of its existing services and Mimir’s classroom tools will “supply computer technology classrooms with the most extensive designer assessment platform on the marketplace; permitting trainees to much better prepare for real-world shows and universities to more properly assess student development.” The concept here plainly is to expand HackerRank’s reach into the world of academia and broaden the skill swimming pool for its consumers who are seeking to hire from its users, however Ravisankar also noted that he hopes the combined strengths of HackerRank and Mimir will enable students to integrate their academic knowing with market learning. “ This will ensure that they’re geared up with the skills that their future offices require,” he stated.
Mimir isn’t so much a tool for massive online courses but rather concentrates on helping teachers and students manage shows jobs and assignments To do so, it provides a complete online IDE, along with support for Jupyter notebooks, in addition to more standard mentor tools for creating tests and projects. The integrated IDE supports 40 programming languages, including Python, Java and C. There’s likewise a tool for discovering plagiarism.
Currently, about 15,000 to 20,000 students are using Mimir’s platform for their coursework. That’s overshadowed by the 7 million developers who have signed up for HackerRank so far, however not all of those are active, while, nearly by default, all of Mimir’s users will be on the task market faster or later.
” Mimir has made a name for itself by becoming an ace in the hole for computer technology programs– Mimir equips them with the tools to make a real difference in the education of designers,” said Prahasith Veluvolu, co-founder and CEO of Mimir. “Dealing with HackerRank is a natural evolution of our objective, permitting our customers to scale their programs while simultaneously providing trainees an unrivaled class experience to prepare them for the careers of tomorrow.”