On Saturday, April 4th, the most anticipated event of the year took place. No, it was not Comic Con; it was our career fair for woman. This was the piece de resistance of our Women in Tech initiative powered by Microsoft. TLabs, the best startup accelerator in Bangalore, provided us with the venue.
We invited women who took part in our hack camps, as well as those who completed the online challenges to the career fair. We also invited a select group of interested companies to attend the event.
As usual, instead of the usual way of doing things (see what I did there?), we had an ace up our sleeves. You might think that the prospective employees would pitch themselves to the companies, but what is the fun in that?!
This time, we conducted an employers’ reverse pitch (Wow! That cleared things up!).The registered companies pitched themselves to the interested candidates. Each participating company had 3 minutes to talk about the technologies they worked on, as well as why the women should join them. The following 27 companies participated in the pitch: Stayzilla, BuyHatke, SlickAccount, Appknox, Elanic Services Pvt. Ltd, EveryCrave, Mywash, MoEngage Inc., eGovernments foundation, Minoty Solutions, BHiVE workspace, Koove, Tenovia Solutions, HashLearn, Watchy Technology Pvt. Ltd, Houzify, RoadRunnr, Mapbox technologies Pvt. Ltd, GiftZapp, AxisRooms, Pixo, knowlarity, epaatshala, Hometriangle, Oneplus, Wowlabs and Pratilipi. (Finally, we got to the end of the list!)
It wasn’t all seriousness; there was good food and great music playing at the venue (Tlabs, you were a great host.). Nighel from Oneplus conducted a little pop quiz, and the winners got, wait for it, T-shirts!
After the pitch, the technologists and hackers had a chance to interact among themselves (you can see the agenda here.). Finally, around 6:30 pm, curtains fell on this successful event. The feedback we got was excellent and that inspires us to conduct more such initiatives. Check our website for further challenges and other updates.