Mumbai: Building on the momentum to create 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 & Web Development, Google announced ‘Developer Students Club’ summit (DSC) in Goa today.
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.
Speaking on the inauguration of ‘Developer Students Club Summit’, William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead, Google, said, “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 in India, attend the three day Summit (Feb 23- Feb 25) and learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google and industry, hands-on one-to-one mentoring activities, that will help the students to unlock their creative potential. 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. This is the first of many summits that Google plans to host in the next 12 months.
“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 announced today, is inline with Google’s larger program of training two million developers in India. Last year, the company announced 130K 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. Our goal is to help nurture future developers and leaders and create a pool of highly skilled tech workforce, that is readily employable by the Industry and help spur innovation.