Information technology services and solutions providing company NTT Data announces the launch of its new women-only Hackathon program named Bridge The Gap for developing artificial intelligence (AI) innovations in the healthcare industry.
NTT Data has collaborated with NLB Services to offer this novel program. The newly announced Hackathon program aims to break down barriers and close the gender gap in the information technology industry by recognizing promising women in technology.
According to the companies, this event calls participants, including developers and IT enthusiasts from all around the world, to design breakthrough healthcare solutions.
The finalists and winners will receive the opportunity to interview with leading Indian tech organizations, including NTT DATA.
Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and CSR at NTT Data, Ankur Dasgupta, said, “We are excited to partner with TechGig to launch the NTT DATA AI Hackathon. As artificial intelligence is intertwined with everything around us, the hackathon offers an opportunity for bright young minds to develop meaningful ideas and solutions to solve healthcare issues.”
He further added that they are thrilled to launch the Bridge the Gap program, and this platform will also assist them in attracting top talent into their company.
Additionally, NTT DATA plans to hire over 1,000 women in its workforce as part of a campaign to create awareness about employment options for women in the technology profession.
It is a two-phase program in which the first phase would include a coding challenge in Java and .NET, while the second phase would involve an MCQ challenge conducted by ClearedTalent, in which the selected participants from phase one would appear.
“The upcoming hackathon is all about making diversity a part of the technology domain. It will be a huge step towards bias-free hiring and offering opportunities to those who get overlooked the most,” said CEO of NLB Services, Sachin Alug.
He also mentioned that women coders would not only be able to demonstrate their abilities at the hackathon, but they will also get an opportunity to help close the gender gap.
Interested candidates can register for this program till 8th April from the websites.