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.