Bharti of Maharaja Surajmal Institute is TechGig’s Geek Goddess 2017
Opportunity Equality creates greater Gender Diversity The recently concluded TechGig Geek Goddess event proved without a doubt that given the opportunity, top coders can appear from any background and are not are not exclusive to the top 10 institutes in India. Ms. Bharti from Maharaja Surajmal Institute, not only topped the Geek Goddess leader board beating hundreds of IIT and NIT graduates, but did it in style by completing all her coding challenges with 2 hours to spare! Photo Link: Indranil Mukherjee VP Sapient presenting Bharti with Her Title of TechGig Geek Goddess 2017- http://bit.ly/2nKTxfL "This is first time I’ve come first somewhere. At Maharaja Surajmal Institute, I always placed third. I wish I could have called my Dad on stage now that I have come first. Since I was born, I have faced a lot of discrimination being a woman, I never stepped out of my house unchaperoned, even for a day. But when I shared my desire to move to Hyderabad to join Verizon, my dad supported me whole-heartedly, even against the wishes of other family members. He was the one who encouraged me for my education and supported my growth," said a very emotional Bharti. Accepting the TechGig Geek Goddess 2017 title Bharti added, "Everyone says behind every successful man there is a woman, behind me it’s my dad. I dedicate my success and this award to him." Bharti is a B. Tech from Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology (MSIT), with proficiency in Java and knowledge of Network and Data Security. Verizon was quick to recognize Bharti’s innate talent and employed her straight out of campus as a software developer at their Hyderabad facilities. Women leaders from across the IT space graced the event and interacted with the contestants, including such stalwarts as, Vasuta Agarwal, VP & GM, India at InMobi Kalyani Sekar, Managing Director, Verizon Data Services India Vidhya Krishnaswamy, Director, Sapient Razorfish Deepika Goel, Vice President- Research & Analytics, Genpact Anahita Varma, Managing Director - Financial Services, Technology, Accenture Daisy Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Partner Organization, Cisco India & SAARC Annie Mathew Director-Audience Marketing, Microsoft India Bidisha Nagaraj, Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric Dipti Tandon, Head of Product and Technology, TechGig Annie Mathew Director-Audience Marketing, Microsoft India, commented, “The passion and energy of the women coders at the finale was palpable. It was especially sweet to hear the stories of the women who won and others who came across and discussed the issues on top of their minds. It’s so important to have such events for women to bring out role models. So, thanks to TechGig for the Geek Goddess contests.” Dipti Tandon, Head of Product and Technology, TechGig, thanked everyone for the resounding success of event by saying, “Each finalist at TechGig Geek Goddess is a winner, as we had 30,000 women register for the event, and only the top 100 made it to the final. This event not only revealed the top women coders from across India, but also gave an opportunity for them to interact and network with exemplary women leaders who were present at the grand finale.” “The astonishing victory of MSIT graduate Bharti, at TechGig Geek Goddess substantiates our purpose of democratizing talent. We organize such events to promote true merit and reveal the best coding talent in the country by bringing coders from start-ups and established giants under one roof to compete and unleash their true potential, irrespective of their background. We wish Bharti tremendous success as a role model and inspiration to other women coders,” said Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Other winners at TechGig Geek Goddess 2017 were, RTMNU graduate Charmy Vora (Rank 2), Sneha Mujumdar from Pune University (Rank 3), Anusha Yakkala from IIT Kgp (Rank 4), and Sonal Bhargava from DAVIET (Rank 5). Upcoming national level competitions and the complete list of winners and finalists are available on the TechGig website.
Apr 4, 2017 - TechGig
Calling women techies for India's ultimate coding battle
If you thought technology is a male-dominated domain, think again! It is time to rejoice the tech prowess of coding divas and let the geek goddesses take over. It is time to celebrate the tech genius of ladies with India's biggest coding battle for women, #TechGigGeekGoddess. TechGig Geek Goddess, the women-only tech extravaganza, enters its second edition this year. #TG3, as it is fondly known as, takes the philosophy of gender diversity and inclusion a notch higher. Speaking about the need for one such powerful coding contest, Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy at Times Business Solutions, says, "TechGig is the harbinger of a paradigm change coming in the IT community. While female coders in India constitute around 20% of the workforce, the percentage of women coders visiting TechGig is over 40% - clearly showing that the Era of Geek Goddess upon us. The growing popularity of our flagship event for women coders highlights this paradigm shift as companies seek tech talent and coders with top skills from amongst the thousands of coding divas who participate in this national level competition." Partnering companies include the big names of Sapient, Schneider Electric, Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru, CDK Global, Genpact and more. #TechGigGeekGoddess: An unmissable opportunity! TechGig Geek Goddess is not just another coding contest. Promoting women tech talent, in every possible way, is the sole aim of this tech festival. The second edition of TechGig Geek Goddess promises to be bigger, better and stronger, highlighting both, the present generation of women technologists and inspiring the next wave of women IT professionals. The event not only involves women coders, but also testers and UI/UX experts. Nilanjan Roy elaborates, "While back-end coding provides for a strong and stable product, it is front-end coding where the biggest innovations and real brand differentiation is being witnessed. We have broadened the horizon of TG3 and introduced 'Theme Rounds' in UI/UX, QA and Testing, to cover them as integral parts of the tech eco-system." That's not all! Not only do the ladies get an opportunity to assess themselves amongst the peers, they also get to learn from the experiences of top leaders. With webinars, panel discussions and Q&A sessions, top women leaders share their diversity experiences and tech knowledge with the participants. All this comes with some attractive rewards. Participants of TechGig Geek Goddess can win prizes worth Rs. 5,00,000, apart from gift vouchers and even a cool smartphone! Besides, your claim to fame will not go unnoticed - Top IT recruiters have a close eye on the contest to choose their pink brigade. So get going! TechGig Geek Goddess 2017 starts January 15, 2017. Register now - https:www.techgig.comgeekgoddess
Jan 17, 2017 - TechGig
Haptik Celebrates World Earth Day by introducing Pool Cab Rides on app
Haptik - India's leading Personal Assistant App & Chatbot platform today announced introducing Uber Pool + Ola Share Rides in its Cab Category to mark the occasion & celebrate World Earth Day on the 22nd of April. In order to promote a healthier & cleaner environment, Haptik brings this update on the app further enhancing the experience on its cab category. The company believes encouraging users to share rides is a logical thing to do given the 21st-century traffic & pollution. As part of this launch, there is a special offer the company is giving all its users: 100% cashback on 5 Pool rides for Saturday and Sunday. Speaking on the development, Aakrit Vaish, CEO, Haptik said "Cabs has always been one of our best-performing categories on the app over the last few months, but we also wanted to encourage our users to take Pool/Share rides together as we see a much larger benefit to that. So this World Earth Day we decided to contribute in our own little way to ensure a greener and cleaner environment.” Haptik had relaunched it’s cabs category four months back and has since then seen a 3x growth in demand for the service, doing thousands of cab rides per day. The service is especially popular for its Schedule Ride feature, which allows users to book cab rides in advance using Haptik’s proprietary machine learning algorithm.
Apr 22, 2017 - Haptik
TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 Bounty increased 600% to Rs. 3 Crores
TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 sets out to make history again with 12 different coding arenas, 52 coding languages and Rs. 3 Crores worth of prizes for India’s Best Coders TechGig Code Gladiators (TGCG) has once again proven its credentials as India’s Biggest Coding Contest. Having successfully created and sustained its National Title in the Limca Book of Records over the last 2 editions. The current 2017 edition is all set to blow these records out of the water having already racked up over 95,000 coder registrations since March 20, 2017 till date. Speaking of the ramp up, Dipti Tandon, TechGig’s Head of Product and Technology, said, “The kind of participation and enthusiasm we are witnessing in this year’s competition is unprecedented proof of TechGig’s domination as India’s top coding platform and community. We want to include as many coders as possible in our celebration of this achievement and now have over 1,00,000 prizes worth over Rs. 3 Crores to be won.” The massive interest can be gauged by the fact that Top companies such as Iris Software, Deloitte, Hexaware Tech, ITC Infotech, Times Internet, Accenture, IBM, AXA, Croma, Shoppers Stop, and Infosys, have added their fuel to TGCG 2017 and fired up the prizes to a whopping Rs. 3 Crores! Anil Apte, Director, Iris Software, explains their enthusiasm, “TechGig provides us the platform to assist us in talent acquisition, talent development and talent retention. We have seen an uptick in our brand image and it has helped attract and engage with talented developers in the community through our association with TechGig over the last 3 years. This year we have decided to deepen this relationship by partnering as the title event sponsors.” TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 has been expanded to include 12 Arenas for Coders to Battle for Supremacy - 10 Theme Competitions covering the hottest technologies, give top coders the chance to test their skills against the best of the best. Theme Champions win Rs 2,00,000 each and Runner ups win Rs 1,00,000 each! These technologies include - 1. E-Commerce - focused on improving the online shopping experience. 2. Machine Learning – proving mastery in devising complex models and algorithms for prediction. 3. Data Science – displaying expertise in turning data into information and information into insights. 4. Bot Challenges– increasing the performance and prowess of AI and Bots. 5. DevOps – mastery in tools that increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity 6. IoT– expertise in transforming everyday objects digitally for enhancing their utility 7. Big Data Analytics - analytical skills to develop deep insights from massive data sets 8. IBM Watson –expertise in using IBM’s Watson AI platform to solve real problems 9. BeTheGeek – expertise in simplifying complex design problems 10. Software Framework– mastery in creating and using reusable code 11. Beat the Leader Track – a techie favorite, creates a huge buzz as techies try to best each other in writing the perfect code. This track will have Daily Winners rewarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 20,000/- each and the Overall Leader will win Rs. 1.5 Lakhs! 12. The Open Contest – is the main event that features the largest choice of languages in the world. Coders participate in their preferred language out of the 52 choices on offer. Prizes include cash awards of over Rs. 8 Lakhs. The Open Contest Champion will win Rs 2,50,000/-, the 1st Runner-Up: Rs 2,00,000, the 2nd Runner-Up: Rs 1,50,000, the 3rd Runner-Up : Rs 1,00,000, the 4th Runner-Up : Rs 75,000, and the Best Female Coder : Rs 50,000/- in Cash. In addition, the top 5,000 coders will win Rs. 700 DineOut gift vouchers & Three months’ premium subscriptions of Gaana.com worth Rs. 300. Also, one lakh Gaana.com subscriptions for 1 month and 50,000 DineOut vouchers worth Rs 150 each are being awarded as a special gesture to participants. Furthermore, TechGig Code Gladiator winners have a chance to accelerate their career growth and feature in the hiring wish list of top IT companies who watch this competition closely to identify hidden jewels in the Tech Space. TechGig Code Gladiators registrations are open till May 7, 2017 - https://www.techgig.com/cg
Apr 20, 2017 - TechGig
TLabs, the leading accelerator opens applications for its 12th Batch
TLabs recently announced the launch of an application for its 12th Batch- Fall’17 Consumer Program. The program will kick off on 10th of July and will focus only on B2C startups with an MVP and some traction. You can apply for TLabs Fall’17 Consumer Batch here. TLabs invests 30L INR ($47k) for 8% equity in early stage startups and runs a 16-week intensive program supported by its vast mentor network and family of over 100 founders and many global partners. TLabs has supported over 53 startups across Web/Mobile and across sectors in the last 5 years of operations, most of its companies have gone on to raise Seed, and Series A. Many startups have become sustainable companies after graduating from TLabs, some names you may recognize are Inshorts, Happay, Dataweave, Gradeup, Greedygame, MintM, Pratilipi and Spoyl. For Instance, Inshorts, started by 3 IIT students who dropped out of college to follow their passion about making news simple, was incubated at TLabs in 4th Batch 2014. Inshorts took shape to become one of the country’s most utilized content delivery and distribution app which summarizes the news in 60 words. ● InShorts has more than 5 M downloads across platforms. ● 2 Billion shorts are read on the platform every month. ● Inshorts has raised subsequent rounds from Founders of Flipkart, Sachin and Binny Bansal and Series A/B by Tiger Global. Similarly, GradeUp, a batch previous to that got incubated for building a platform for students to prepare for competitive exams. Today, it is the most vibrant community of students preparing for various exams like IBPS, SSC, CAT, JEE, etc. ● GradeUp is the fastest growing EdTech startup in the country with about 2.5 M registered users growing 15%, MoM ● The MAU accounts to be over 1M+ with users solving ~80 M questions every month. ● Over a million users answer queries every month ● The average time spent/user is around 150 per month making it one of the most engaged test-prep community in the country. ● GradeUp is operating in more than 30 exam categories including UPSC, SSC, Banking Exams, JEE, GATE & PSU, MBA, Teaching (CTET) and is planning to launch K8-K12 shortly TLabs has the highest success rate amongst Indian incubators and accelerators with over 60% companies funded or acquired. Abhishek Gupta, COO of TLabs said - These examples are just 2 of many that have benefitted from our philosophy of “Product-Consumer fit first”. TLabs is now like a mini ecosystem in itself, with over 100+ founders, 130+ mentors providing help with Product-Market fit, Growth, Strategy, UX, etc. TLabs which is part of Times Internet reaches out to 200M monthly users giving us deep insight of internet consumers in India. We wanted to share this knowledge to create many winners. Hence we decided to do a B2C only batch.
Apr 4, 2017 - TLabs
India’s Biggest Coding Arena announces Bounty of over Rs. 5 Million!
India’s Biggest Coding Arena announces Bounty of over Rs. 5 Million! TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 700% Tougher than the IIT Entrance 52 - Languages, The Largest Choice of Languages in the World 2,00,000+ Top Coders to Compete and Test their Skills Rs. 50 Lakhs+ of Cash Prizes, Awards and National Recognition March 2017: TechGig Code Gladiators has become the undisputed leader in Coding Contests having won the Limca Book National Record for being India’s Largest Coding Contest in 2015 and 2016. With a grand bounty of over Rs. 50Lakhs to be won by the best coders, this year’s event promises to scale unprecedented heights. Speaking at the launch of this record breaking event, Gautam Sinha, CEO, Times Internet Limited said, “I'm a coder, and this is a distinct pleasure, because this event is not about the best singer, or the best artist, but the best coder. My personal commitment is to make TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 a success. With all the partnerships that we forge, we will put the entire house of Times Group behind it - to make it successful.” TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 will see over 2 Lakh top programmers code in over 52 Languages – the largest choice of languages in the world. Contestants can code in any of the 52 major programming languages including C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, VB.Net, Python, Perl, Ruby, JS, Objective C, Go, Scala, F#, Haskell, Lua, D, Clojure, Groovy, TCL, Pascal, Ocaml, Erlang, Small Talk, Cobol, Racket, Bash, Java 8, Python 3, GNU Octave, Rust, Common LISP, R and Node JS. Of the over 2 Lakh coders only the top 200 will make it to the Grand Finale Hackathon to be held in Bangalore – That’s a pass percentage of less than 0.1%, which makes this a selection 7X tougher than the Joint Entrance Examination of the IITs! TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 will have an Open Contest, and several unique theme rounds covering cutting edge technologies such as Machine Learning, IoT, Data Science, E-Commerce, Bots and DevOps. The winner of the open contest will receive Rs. 2.5 Lakhs in cash, a trophy and a certificate plaque and winners of theme will get Rs. 2 Lakhs each. With accolades and prizes for all top performers, there is over Rs.50 Lakhs of Prize money to be won. TechGig Code Gladiators 2016 had entered the Limca Book of Records, the second time in a row for being India’s largest programming contest - beating its own 2015 record recently. Over 1,47,000 premium coders, 70 days of extensive coding and a coveted place in LIMCA Book of World Records made Code Gladiators 2016 a grand spectacle and a phenomenal event. TechGig Code Gladiators 2016, saw coders ranging from fresh graduates to highly experienced hackers be a part of India’s biggest coding challenge. The winners got all the glory and pride, from prizes worth Rs. 15 Lacs to exposure with top IT companies. The legacy of this record breaking event is poised to grow further in TechGig Code Gladiators 2017, by leaps and bounds. TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 starts on March 20, 2017 and culminates in a Grand Finale hackathon in Bangalore. Visit https://www.techgig.com/codegladiators for registration and more details.
Mar 21, 2017 - TechGig
Facebook and TLabs join hands to fortify mobile based startups
Facebook and TLabs accelerator have partnered to strengthen the mobile startup ecosystem in India. Both Facebook and TLabs have a strong focus and expertise on Internet and Mobile businesses, and will build on the knowledge and learnings of in-house senior mentors to engage and educate budding entrepreneurs. As part of this partnership, they will co-host multiple events for solving startups’ issues around user experience, analytics, app installs, monetization and more. Facebook will also provide FbStart referral codes to TLabs for use by TLabs’s mobile portfolio companies. FbStart is a global program designed to help mobile startups build and grow their apps. Startups with a live mobile app on Google Play/iOS stores or a working Messenger bot can apply for the FbStart Program and membership is awarded to selected start-ups, post a review from the Facebook team. These startups will receive ad credits from Facebook and benefits from more than 30 partners, including AWS, Dropbox, SalesForce and MailChimp. Along with these benefits, startups in the FbStart program will also get support and mentorship from Facebook’s product experts and join an exclusive community of global start-ups. TLabs COO, Abhishek Gupta said, “It’s an incredible step by Facebook for the mobile ecosystem, and start-ups would be highly benefited from being a part of the Facebook global community.” Satyajeet Singh, Head - Product Partnerships, Facebook India, commented that partnering with TLabs was a progressive decision towards creating an empowered start-up ecosystem in the country.
Mar 14, 2017 - TLabs
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