Presenting To You The Itinerary of The Yatra Hack

A lot can happen in 24 hours! The Yatra hack, held in the first week of April, proved that, indeed, a day was enough to come up with kickass products that can change the face and direction of a business. Held across three cities – Bangalore, Delhi, and Hyderabad – simultaneously, the Yatra Hack was …

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Get On The Tail of Your Dream Job At The Jumbotail Hack

Hack and code your way to a new job, this May. The Singularity Hackathon backed by Jumbotail promises to be a whirlwind 24 hours where you and your team can prove your mastery over your collective Java development skills and showcase your undeniable talent. Apart from the prospect of bagging a cool, new job at …

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This Women’s Day, Take Your Place at the (Work) Table!

There is a disconnect in the Indian economy – between the millions of educated, qualified and work-experienced women who took a break in their careers for various compelling reasons and the companies that need them to return and are reaching out to gain access to them, looking for the perfect fit. On International Women’s Day, …

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10 ‘-ings’ Social Media gave us

“All doing words are verbs”, is what I used to chant with full belief as a kid! I grew up, the world changed. So did the meaning of the words which I learnt at school. I befriended this little ruffian called Social Media. And you know he educated me in the weirdest possible ways! My …

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Bing it on at Microsoft Bing Hackathon!

Imagine this scenario: A miscreant thinking of robbing a home gets scared off by the presence of police in the neighborhood. How? With the use of machine learning techniques, cops have predicted that this area is prone to such home invasions at this particular time. Sounds like science fiction? Well, it’s not. In fact, it’s …

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LearnUp + Hackathon -> Awesome Attendance!

When I was a kid, I loooooooooooooved the chemistry lab. It was fun to see the chemicals mix and coalesce into an entirely new brand, cool product. I am sure that all kids loved to see that too. So we attempted our own chemistry experiment. We brought together both of our initiatives: the LearnUp and …

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Need for Code: A Review

It’s been almost 20 weeks now since we launched our Need for Code challenge. The challenge has proved a successful one indeed! With well over 2,000 registrations and a 100+ submissions, it has proved to be one of our most successful initiatives. So much so, that if there is any slight delay in putting up …

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What, exactly, is a Product Head? (Or Head of Product!)

Product Head. Head of Product. Product Manager. Product Guru. Product what? These terms are so confusing. And each job position requires a separate blog entry. Contrary to popular belief, a product manager is not the same as a product head (or head of product). We all know what a product manager does. But what does …

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My Talk at Barcamp

On the morning of Sunday, November 1st, 2015, I got up at an ungodly hour of 7:30 a.m. Why? I had to attend a Barcamp session all the way at CMRIT. This was just about a zillion kilometers away from my place; hence, I was an early bird. For those who are not in the …

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Why should a Data Scientist take part in a Hackathon?

It’s clear why the standard software developer should attend hackathons. After all, it’s a HACKATHON! Tailor made for software engineers. But a hackathon is not only for software developers. Teams that do well in our hackathons have a few things in common. Team members come from a variety of different skill sets. They are not …

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The Destination Hack Review

July 25th was one fine morning with blue sky wrapped in silver lined clouds and fine breeze greeting the day. Members of Team Venturesity went to the Mygola office early to prepare for the hackathon ahead. It was a good thing too as the first passionate hackers began rolling in as early as 9:00 a.m. …

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Career Fair Recap

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 …

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Hack Camp Review: G.I.T. Belgaum

As part of our Ms. Hackers initiative powered by Microsoft Women in Tech, on the 28th of March, we held an all woman hack camp at Gogte Insitute of Technology, Belgaum. This was the very first hack camp of this Women in Tech initiative, and we were understandably a bit nervous. But we had no …

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Ms. Hackers: Introduction

It’s March, and you do know what that means don’t you? It’s women’s history month! So, in celebration, we are doing a series of blog posts highlighting the achievements of some of the women who have made it big in the traditional male bastion of technology. This corresponds with our Ms.Hackers initiative, where we have …

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Ola Appathon: Express Report

This past weekend (Feb 7th and 8th, 2015), we organized an “appathon” for Ola: the Ola Appathon. The response was overwhelming with over 1200 registrations. Due to space constraints, attendance was capped at 200. What was unusual about this hackathon as compared to our others was that the hackers, as it were, were compelled to …

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15 happening startups to work for in 2015

If you are contemplating a move from the ‘safe’ and ‘boring’ world of a relatively secure work environment to work for a startup-a high risk and high reward strategy, and you decide to take the plunge, then the question arises: “In which basket do you put most of your eggs?” Here is our list of …

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