Google announces a ‘Developer Students Club’ summit, to nurture India’s youth

Continuing to broaden the access to world class technology curricula and giving the large Indian student community a head start on latest technologies like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Mobile & Web Development, Google has decided to kick off the inaugural Developer Student Club Summit in Goa. The program is aimed at inspiring and training student ambassadors who will encourage students in their campuses to learn newer areas of technologies that will equip them with the right skill sets as they step out of colleges to join the workforce.

In the inaugural batch, 200 student ambassadors from 98 cities across 170 colleges in India, will attend the three day Summit (Feb 23- Feb 25) in Goa and learn about various emerging technologies like Mobile and Web development, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud Platforms. The summit will see a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google and industry, hands-on one-to-one mentoring activities, that will help the students to unlock their creative potential. The summit will also have a ‘Design Thinking’ workshop by the  University Innovation Fellows from across India, encouraging them to find creative and innovative solutions, using advanced technologies to solve for India’s complex problems.
“It is an awesome feeling teaching others what you know; we are not only teaching but also growing ourselves. ” — Spoorthi V, Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mysuru
“I have special respect for DSC than other any other program previously I’ve been a part of because the DSC program is changing me into a entirely new person, a more mature, sensible and empathetic man and I really owe the DSC program a lot.” — Christy Anoop, CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
This effort is inline with their larger program of training  two million developers in India.  Last year, they also announced 130K scholarships for both working professionals and students community, that gives people access to new-age technology and an opportunity to gain skills they require to be successful in the changing technology landscape. The goal is to help nurture future developers and leaders and create a pool of highly skilled tech workforce, that is readily employable by the Industry and help spur innovation.

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