TechGig Geek Goddess 2018 Witnessed the Culmination of a mega 95-day coding contest for women technologists

By siliconindia   |   Thursday, 29 November 2018, 07:01 Hrs
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techgigOn the 24th of November 2018, India’s largest coding event for women- TechGig Geek Goddess concluded its 95-day coding contest in Bangalore. The contest marked the fourth edition of the flagship event to celebrate the genius of women programmers in India and saw a massive participation of over 68,791 women technologists. Presented by American Express, a globally integrated payments company and sponsored by the leading global investment bank- Goldman Sachs, the event took place at the Den Hotel, where winners and participants of the competition witnessed a glitzy award ceremony in conclusion to the grand code-competition.

Snehlata Mishra was crowned ‘TechGig Geek Goddess2018’ and took home the winner’s trophy, merit certificate and a cheque of Rs 1, 50,000, to all of which she stated, “I didn’t expect to win at this contest. I just gave it my best shot and I’m extremely happy for winning this title. I must thank TechGig for giving me this opportunity.”

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 and others, exchange their ideas and opinions on diversity and women representation in the IT companies. India’s first specially-abled IAS officer Ira Singhal, and known author AnvitaBajpai too graced the conference. These leaders had gathered to share their success mantras with the aspiring technologists.

Furthermore in response to the grand success of this year’s event, 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.”

Besides the title honor, the eight other winners declared in other categories were – SushmitaNikose (1st Runner up), Karishma Aggarwal (2nd Runner up), AyushiAgarwal (3rd Runner up), Neeraja Tokekar ( 4th Runner up), Nithya (Machine Learning Theme Winner), Nandana Kudeti (Machine Learning 1st Runner up), Sri Harini (IoT Theme Winner) and Reema M (IoT 1st Runner up).

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