According to the latest Mary Meeker report the number of internet users in India is second largest in the world , only behind china. Sometime this year we overtook US
We see this happening:
“India will exceed the U.S. in the number of software developers by 2017, ”
But software companies are constrained by a lack of qualified technical talent.
And the formal higher education isn’t equipped to prepare people with the skills needed by the fast changing software product industry.
“According to Aspiring Minds, an employability assessment firm, only 2.3% of engineers passing out of colleges are employable in the software product industry.”
Which means young people wanting to get into this industry need to learn the skills on their own. The internet has exploded in the last few years with free resources designed to help people learn a wide variety of technical skills. But the technology landscape is fragmented and there is no clear direction helping students know specifically what they need to learn to get jobs in this industry.
RSPCT is an event to recognize the achievements of independent learners. The next RSPCT event June 13 evening where we will host a discussion with students and technology professionals in which we discuss the problem of technical education and explore ideas which can help students develop skills and startups find young developers.
If you are interesting in participating in this conversation please visit: http://rspct.in/rsvp
We are looking for Bangalore based founders and senior developers interested in getting to know the next generation of software developers coming up in the Bangalore tech scene now. RSPCT is a quarterly event brought to you by iSPIRT & Jaaga. We ask people to come to the events regularly (every 3 months) so you can get to know the individuals over time. We will be recognizing upcoming software developers by the public artifacts of good code they generate on the internet. These include certificates and badges from online computer science courses like CodeAcademy and EdX. We also recognize people’s rankings in online code competitions like HackerRank and CodeWars. Lastly we recognize open source contributions people make.
We invite you to speak briefly about your startup and why you would be good people to work with. More importantly we invite you to talk with young people at the event. Share your experience and suggestions with them. By establishing an ongoing connection advancing young developers it will be easier to recognize when it would be good to work together.
The future of the Bangalore tech scene is with the young people who are just learning to write software now. This is an opportunity for the more senior members of this scene to engage with them.
Apply to come as a Startup Founder / Senior Developer