New Delhi [India]: TechGig Geek Goddess, India's leading coding arena for women, launched its fourth edition in association with American Express, a globally integrated payments company.
The title sponsor for the event will be Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment bank and active investor in India. The event offers prizes worth Rs 7, 50,000.
Team TechGig, the holder of Guinness World Record for hosting the world's largest online programming contest, Code Gladiators manages Geek Goddess. The grand finale of the event will be held on November 23 followed by Women Disruptors Conference on November 24 in Bengaluru. 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.
Announcing the new season, Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, Times Jobs & Tech Gig said, "The brilliance of women technologists remains unsung in many companies. TechGig Geek Goddess is a unique opportunity for women technologists where they can showcase their genius without facing any bias. I invite women coders from all walks of life to join in as we put up this mega show to celebrate talented women technologists with our presenting partner American Express."
Ruchika Panesar, Vice President, Global Services Group and Head of Technology, American Express India also expressed delight over their the association with TechGig Geek Goddess and said, "In the age of continuous disruption in the payments ecosystem, technology is the key differentiator. We, at American Express, have been on a journey of building technology and engineering capabilities across the globe and great technology talent are critical to our business.
As we continue to grow our team in India, we aspire to be the 'Best place to work for engineers' in the country. As a Woman in technology, I am personally excited by the platform TechGig Geek Goddess provides us to take this vision further and bring talented 'Women who code' and 'Women Technologist" to the organisation'."
Gunjan Samtani, Co-head of the Goldman Sachs in Bengaluru, said, "To achieve and maintain our country's engineering excellence, we must have the most talented workforce. At Goldman Sachs, where technology is a key component driving our firm's growth, we believe a talented workforce comes from a deliberate and committed focus on diversity that allows us to bring the best ideas and services to our clients. Our firm is proud to be associated with this significant initiative that encourages women to embrace engineering and further strengthens the national talent pool."
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. As per the organisers, the contest has already garnered 25,000+ registrations so far and counting.
TechGig Geek Goddess has been instrumental in bringing women technologists to the forefront and presenting a latent talent pool to IT employers.