A platform for women to showcase their talent
Interaction with Ram Awasthi, VP - Technology, Times Internet Ltd, on the recently concluded TechGig Geek Goddess 2019, India's biggest coding arena for women.
How is TechGig 2019 different from its predecessors?
This year we focused more on emerging trends like RPA and AI as there are a lot of courses going around these themes. Since companies are trying to implement AI within their workflow and work process, all these new technology themes are the part of this year’s TechGig season.
What are the main Themes of TechGig Geek Goddess 2019?
There is not one theme but multiple themes where normal coding is just a part of it. There were problems related to the data science and algorithms presented to the contenders. One such theme is Cloud-based technology followed by others like AIML, JetBrains and RPA. The contestants had to create a counter solution for that particular problem through these hackathons.
How this platform will help in future?
This year we have received more than 70,000 entries then there were multiple rounds of filtration which finally summed up to 375 finalists who solved the problems. This gives a platform to a lot of women to showcase their talent. On the other hand, some companies are looking to fix the gap in gender diversity by giving opportunities to young aspirants. This way the platform will benefit the entire hiring ecosystem by presenting more jobs and to the companies by filing the talent demand.
How many women coders registered for this year’s TechGig Geek Goddess?
More than 70,000 women participated in the event where the exact number scaled up to 73,388. The contestant diversity ranged from college-goers to women within the band of 5 years’ experience, who were part of the event.
TechGig Geek Goddess 2019 is India's biggest coding arena for women was yet again monumental in shaping the future women workforce in India.
The competition was concluded on 8th November in India's silicon city – Bangalore.
Here is everything that happened
1. Tanneeru Leela beat 73,388 women technologists to take home the title crown
2. All the 73,300 + code submissions underwent strict scrutiny and only 375 women technologists were invited for the finale hackathon
3. Winners took home prizes worth Rs 7,50,000 collectively
4. Finale day celebrations concluded with a job fair for IT professionals where half a dozen companies hired women technologists for their firms
5. Ram Awasthi, Technology, VP- Technology & Chief Architect at Times Internet crowned the winner and shared his vision about the future of women coders in India.