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TechGig Geek Goddess 2018 – A mega 95-day coding contest for women technologists concludes

Bangalore is the silicon capital of India and as the flag bearer of the IT industry it rightfully hosted the grand finale of India’s largest coding event for women, TechGig Goddess. The event in it’s fourth edition saw massive participation of more than 68,791 women technologists. The 95-day coding contest culminated at a glitzy award ceremony held at The Den Hotel the winners were declared and cheered amidst a huge celebration. The coveted event is conceived by TimesJob and TechGig was backed by American Express, a globally integrated payments company and sponsored by the leading global investment bank- Goldman Sachs. TechGig Geek Goddess 2018 was launched in August when women technologists from the length and breadth of the country were invited to share their ideas and codes in different programming languages at the contest. The event saw participation from fresh graduates to senior leaders – women coders from all backgrounds and experience level who participated with lots of enthusiasm. The finale day celebrations also marked a Women Disruptors Conference, which saw full house participation from the finalists. This conference saw more than 25 women technology leaders from companies such as IBM, Oracle, Capgemini, Dell IT, Microsoft, Verizon, Juniper, Wipro, ThoughtWorks India, Intuit, PayPal, Accenture, American Express, Goldman Sachs and others, exchange their ideas and opinions on diversity and women representation in the IT companies. India’s first specially-abled IAS office Snehlata Mishra was crowned ‘TechGig Geek Goddess 2018’ and she took home the winner’s trophy, merit certificate and a cheque of Rs 1,50,000. There were in total eight categories and each had their own winners too.

Winners of the TechGig Goddess 2018:

Other than the title honour, eight more winners were declared in other categories. 1st Runners up – Sushmita Nikose 2nd Runners up – Karishma Aggarwal 3rd Runners up – Ayushi Agarwal 4th Runners up – Neeraja Tokekar Machine Learning Theme Winner: Nithya Machine Learning 1st Runner up: Nandana Kudeti IoT Theme Winner: Sri Harini IoT 1st Runner up: Reema M Geek Goddess is hosted by TechGig – India’s leading IT learning platform and has more than 3.2 million technologists onboard. In this season C, C++, C#, Java and Python were among the most preferred programming languages. Talking about the Geek Goddess, Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TechGig   stated “Each year, with TechGig Geek Goddess, our focus is to bring India’s best women coders to limelight and give them the best platform to showcase their technical prowess. I am delighted to announce that this year’s TechGig Geek Goddess 2018 surpassed participation levels of all previous editions. The energy and enthusiasm of participants was infectious and I hope this competitive spirit continues throughout their careers. My congratulations to Snehlata Mishra, the winner of this edition of TechGig Geek Goddess, and all the other participants who gave their best shot at the title.”    ]]>

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