HackerRank, the popular cloud-based platform for technology training and assessment services has acquired Indianapolis-based Mimir. Mimir is a useful platform that helps academics teach computer science students and assess their progress. The acquisition seems like a natural move by HackerRank to expand its reach.
Mimir is used by pioneering universities of the country including Illinois Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, and Finger Lakes Community College.
Both the companies have similar objectives and post the acquisition by HackerRank the company will be able to provide better services to help the students with computer science and accurately evaluate their progress.
“Our mission is to connect every developer to the right job. To do that effectively, we must equip all developers with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace,” said Vivek Ravisankar, co-founder and CEO of HackerRank.
The U.S. has half a million jobs open for developers. Better education when it comes to computer science will help many prospectful candidates gain a better understanding of the field and will enable them to upgrade their skills.
“Acquiring Mimir allows us to reach developers far earlier in their education while supporting their professors, ensuring they receive the training they need to be successful in their careers,” he added.