Ed-tech startup Unacademy has acquired competitive programming platform CodeChef. In a tweet, Unacademy co-founder and CEO Gaurav Munjal declared that CodeChef will come on board and double down on its mission to create the best coding platform along with high-quality free programming courses for students.
Munjal added that Bhavin Turakhia, founder of CodeChef, will be more directly connected in Unacademy as CodeChef moves homes. It is to be seen that Turakhia already holds a board seat in Unacademy.
CodeChef founded in 2009 by Turakhia, CodeChef tries to help programmers improve their coding skills and promote problem-solving. CodeChef hosts a programming contest every month along with two smaller programming challenges. It also hosts training sessions and discussions related to binary search, algorithms, technicalities like array size, and the likes. Apart from giving a platform for programming competitions, CodeChef also has various algorithm tutorials and forum discussions to help those who are new to the world of computer programming.
Unacademy Founded in 2010 by Gaurav Munjal, Roman Saini, and Hemesh Singh, Unacademy had started its journey as a free YouTube channel to teach students, but in 2015, the company began offering free learning in lessons on every topic in multiple languages.