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