TechGig Geek Goddess 4th edition: A coding arena for women

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 25, 2018, 2:26 pm IST
Updated Sep 25, 2018, 2:26 pm IST
This women-only code competition invites women coders to share their ideas and product solutions.
TechGig Geek Goddess has been instrumental in bringing women technologists to the forefront and presenting a latent talent pool to IT employers. (Photo: Pixabay)
 TechGig Geek Goddess has been instrumental in bringing women technologists to the forefront and presenting a latent talent pool to IT employers. (Photo: Pixabay)

India’s biggest coding arena for women, TechGig Geek Goddess, launched its fourth edition in association with American Express. Goldman Sachs, a global investment bank and active investor in India, is the title sponsor for the event. Geek Goddess is managed by the team TechGig, which holds Guinness World Record for hosting the world’s largest online programming contest, Code Gladiators. The grand finale of Geek Goddess will be held on November 23 followed by Women Disruptors Conference on November 24 in Bengaluru.

For IT employers, diversity is a big concern. The number of women professionals typically dwindles from bottom to top of the workforce at most organisations, leaving the sector with just a handful of women leaders and mentors.

 

It is here that women-oriented technology initiatives like TechGig Geek Goddess emerge as a possible solution to tackle the gender diversity challenge. TechGig Geek Goddess has been instrumental in bringing women technologists to the forefront and presenting a latent talent pool to IT employers. This women-only code competition invites women coders to share their ideas and product solutions in different programming languages and ropes in IT industry leaders to mentor these coders.

The latest edition of TechGig Geek Goddess also has CGI as the platinum partner, Expedia group as the diamond partner, ABB as the Internet of Things theme partner and Mphasis as the base partner. The last edition of TechGig Geek Goddess had seen a massive participation of 49,000 coders. New themes like UI, Data Science and IoT were intentionally introduced in last season to let the programmers experiment vigorously in technology environments.

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