Hyderabad, November10: Microsoft has brought CODESS, a global community for women coders, established by Skype in March 2013 to explore ways to promote gender diversity in the engineering field, to Hyderabad.
This was the second in the series to be organized in India. CODESS entered India in May 2014 in Bangalore.
Themed “Coding an Innovative Enterprise”, CODESS Hyderabad provided the attendees an opportunity to interact with women achievers in the area of engineering.
Around 84 women coders from Hyderabad with experience in development, testing and project management were invited to attend the event at the Microsoft India Development Center campus in Hyderabad on No9vember 7.
A special session called Startup Express gave an opportunity for the attendees to team up and think of a business idea using just two words.. The ideas were presented to a panel and were judged on the basis of originality. Winners were given cool goodies and gift vouchers
Said Anil Bhansali, Managing Director, Microsoft India: "The programme aims to bring together women in engineering to share personal and professional experiences, network and learn from each another. Microsoft is deeply committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in the workplace as it enables to foster an environment where diverse perspectives and ideas can result in innovative solutions."