Building on the momentum to creating a pool of highly-skilled tech workforce in India and giving the large Indian student community a head start on latest technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence and mobile and web development, Google on Friday announced a Developer Students Club (DSC) summit in Goa.
The program is aimed at inspiring and training student ambassadors who will encourage students in their campuses to learn newer areas of technologies that will equip them with the right skill sets as they step out of colleges to join the workforce.
William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead, Google, said in a statement, “In the last one year, we have engaged over half a million students and developers across India through a variety of programs and initiatives. To build on this momentum, and broaden access to world class technology curricula for students, we are delighted to launch the Developer Students Club summit today. These programs will make it easy for students and developers to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape.”
The inaugural batch will see 200 student ambassadors from 98 cities across 170 colleges across the country attending the three-day summit and learn about various emerging technologies through a series of sessions. The summit will also have a Design Thinking workshop by the University Innovation Fellows from across India, encouraging them to find creative and innovative solutions, using advanced technologies to solve for India’s complex problems.
“It is an awesome feeling teaching others what you know; we are not only teaching but also growing ourselves.’”, said, Spoorthi V, Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mysuru and one of the student brand ambassadors attending the DSC Summit.
The DSC summit is in line with Google’s larger program of training two million developers in India.
Last year, the company announced 1,30,000 scholarships for both working professionals and students community, that gives them access to new-age technology and an opportunity to gain skills they require to be successful in the changing technology landscape.
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