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Digital Domain India announces winners of 'DDI VR Hackathon'

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

(DDI) on Monday announced the winners of "VR Hackathon" where three techies walked away with cash prizes of Rs 50,000 each.

The company also awarded 50 positions to prospective candidates after the finale with an offer to join (VR), and pipeline team, the company said in a statement.

"We have identified high-quality talent whom, we believe, will help realise the goal of building our world-class VR and VFX software and pipeline team in This is our first big step as we move forward to meet the talent acquisition target in our Indian studio," said Amit Chopra, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer,

US-based is a pioneer in several fields including visual effects, livestreaming events in 360-degree (VR) and creating "virtual humans" for use in films, among others.

A total of 102 coders from reached the final round of the competition at in

Shaik Sohail Yunus won the "Core Software" award, Jaganathan Muthuram was declared winner for "Backend" contest and the "Unity" contest was won by Subham Chakravarthy and Bhimraj.

"Our aim through this was to give them a platform to present their skills and be part of the revolution that we intend to create from our studio in India," added Sudhir Reddy, of India.

The studio in is Digital Domain's fifth global studio and first facility in the country that began production in November 2017.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 13:36 IST