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WE - Your Next Orbit

Dr Santanu Paul

Here is a recorded webinar by TalentSprint WE program that received over 27,000 applications for Cohort 3. Congratulating the shortlisted applicants, Santanu Paul, CEO and Managing Director of TalentSprint, discussed how this program will deliver the tools and expertise today’s engineers need to thrive in this fast-growing tech world. Watch!

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About WE Program

Women pioneered the early days of computing in the 1800s. Despite these high early accomplishments, women lost ground in the technology sector and represent a mere 26% of the global tech workforce.

WE, offered by TalentSprint and supported by Google, seeks to balance this gender disparity. This 2 year experiential interactive online program selects, trains, and nurtures capable first year women engineering students to reach their true potential as world-class software engineers.

Since its inception, WE has received an overwhelming response from female engineering students across India. Over 54,600+ applications were received, of which 450+ participants were invited to join the program. The program alumni are working with top tier tech companies. 

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WE - Your Next Orbit

Hello, good evening,


This is harshita here. First of all, I welcome all of you to this session on Women Engineers program offered by talentsprint and supported by Google. I guess most of you are excited about being here just like I am. So before we begin, I would like to congratulate all of you for making it through here. Do you all know this year, we have received 27,000 plus applications for the cohort three of the program, and each one of you have succeeded in such a tough competition. We are proud of each one of you. Congratulations again. Now, you're almost there, you're just one step away from making it to the prestigious program. Women Engineers, a life changing program for all the young women out there who would want to make their mark in the tech world.

In today's session,

Women Engineers your next orbit, you will learn about talentsprint and Google's vision of this program, hear from the senior leaders and learn from students themselves on how the Women Engineers program has transformed their lives. We would like to respect everyone's valuable time during the session and would encourage all of you to ask your questions through our help desk post this session. As many of us know, talentsprint is a leading ag tech company focusing on deep tech education for emerging and experienced professionals. We are a National Stock Exchange group company and are privileged to be the only company to partner with ISC dot IMS. I it striplight is and global corporations, including Google and pega. Now let's invite Dr. Shantanu. Paul, founder and chief executive officer at talentsprint. Shantanu shall now deliver the keynote by throwing some light on why the Women Engineers program is a life changing program and how it has positively impacted life significantly. Welcome Shantanu, I request you to take it from here.

Thank you so much. I appreciate the introduction. Nicely done. So dear students, it's a lovely privilege to have you all here on a Sunday. And thank you for making the time. It is a great pleasure for all of us at talentsprint along with all our friends at Google to present to you the we program and it's cohort three in which all of you have come to practically the last step before you get you know, hopefully accepted to the program, at least many of you will get accepted to the program. So let me start off by telling you a little story, which many of you may or may not be aware of it in the early days of software industry and especially the early days of computing, women were the leaders in computing worldwide. In fact, you know, Ada Lovelace, who's the daughter of Lord Byron, the famous English poet. Some of you may have heard of Lord Bernal Ada Lovelace was considered to be the first programmer in the world. And that was back in a few 100 years ago, because she worked with Charles Babbage, who is famous for creating the Analytical Engine and differential engine. And era Lovelace was the first person to actually understand and explain how to write pseudocode how to write algorithms, and also was the first person to predict that, you know, some days computers will be used not just for calculations, but also producing music, producing texts for writing books, and so forth. And all of the things we see today, we use computers for she had visualized this quite a long time ago, quite a few 100 years ago. So naturally, she is considered to be the queen of programming. The first woman refers computer programmer in the world, not just the moon programmer, the first programmer herself. And of course, the ADA programming language is named after her. In more modern times, Grace Hopper, who was Admiral in the US Navy was the first person to be considered to be a software test engineer. In fact, the word software bug buje bug comes from Grace Hopper, who was able to discover that as actually an insect, a moth had got stuck in the vacuum tubes. And therefore, you know, the first set of computers were getting stuck and having no defects because this moth had got stuck in the vacuum tube, and therefore she called it a bug because backing was actually a bug. And that's how the word bug came into existence. Of course, today, we know that the word test engineers are specialists who find bugs and eliminate bugs, right. So if you look at the history, women have always had a predominant position in computing and early days. But of course, as time has gone on, you know, the women have kind of fallen behind in the whole field of computing, men have taken over partly because, you know, men realized at some point that this was a very well paying profession, very intellectually stimulating profession. And slowly they got more aggressive and overtime, men got ahead today, as you can see, in this slide, you know, less than one in four professionals in the whole world of computing as a woman, and that is a challenge that we want to overcome. So when talentsprint and Google got together in 2018, September, to talk about this problem, Google and talentsprint had this great agreement that we should build this amazing program in India called Women Engineers, which talentsprint would actually execute and Google would support through scholarships and other means, which would allow young women especially first year second year students, computer science students all across India, who or women to get a special access to a special program that would make them globally competitive, which would be a far more interesting program in terms of learning, programming and computing. Compared to what academic education providers, your academics are, of course, very important. Your marks are very important. But having said that, to learn to become a world class programmer, is a great advantage. And today worldwide, companies just love young women engineers who become such highly competitive programmers. And as I'll show you in the next few slides, that's what's been happening for the first two cohorts that have gone before you.

So one interesting point I wanted to make before that was that this is a program that, you know, many of you may have just heard the word we women engineers, but I'm happy to report to you that there are lots of interesting people both at Google and talentsprint, who are really committed to this program and giving it a huge amount of their personal time and interest. I spend some time going back and forth, because you were just talking to me now. Shantanu. I'm the co founder and CEO of talentsprint. My good friend Shiv Kumar, venkatraman. To the right, who's the VP and head of engineering at Google AdWords is one of the leaders in Google engineering. She and I were classmates in it so we have a long history of working together. Then we have Gurpreet Katya, who was the head of this program, she's a very accomplished leader has worked at Honeywell and Intel before talentsprint. Of course, we have Sujata from Google, who is VP of engineering, a Distinguished Engineer at Google, which is a very prestigious position. And she is the lead mentor for this program for me, and she will personally be involved in handling many sessions and interactions with many of you who are going to get into this program. If they've Gianni Mukherjee from talentsprint was earlier with Microsoft now heads partnerships for us. We have Hina Ravel from Google engineering of India. She is the Director of Corporate engineering program. Her team is one of the major teams in India today expanding and trying to add more women engineers into their organization in Google. We have a shokan Pichai, who you will interact with shortly. Some of you may have heard of him, he is the Dean of this program, and in some sense, wildly popular. And of course, somebody is seen as a mentor and leader by all students of B and of course beyond B. He is one of those great instructors of programming and a world renowned expert on Python. And rather Rhoda from Google India. She's the head of recruitment. And she is one of the people that will interact often with participants in this program, because she is the talent finder for Google India. Actually, I have senior faculty at and sprint important mentor for we does a lot of hands on work with these students, making them world class programmers himself from Amazon. And before that triple it. So as you can imagine, he has a blue chip background himself, john quincy, who is the program manager on the other end in the US, she has been instrumental in helping us set up this program. And it's a great, great mentor for many students. And she spends a lot of time talking to students. And she's also based in Silicon Valley. Swati ready, who of course, is program manager from talentsprint on this very popular person and has a long history of good program, which is done at LinkedIn, at Google and also at Microsoft. And of course, we have sort of a seroma Sharma, who is the program lead for Google India on this program. So you can see that there are at least a good number of 12 people here who are going to surround you in this whole journey as we go forward. It's not just that you hear the word Google and you hear talentsprint, it's a lot more than that there are very accomplished very senior, very seasoned people who will provide hands on guidance, training, support, mentoring, all the way through for this entire program. So your networking opportunity to meet great people is also extremely high.

Now getting into a little bit of a thank you mode for me personally, because you know, this program, as I said, was conceived in 2018, launched for the first time in 2019, in Cohort One, so if you see the orange band at the very top, that was the 2019 batch. And at that time, we got 7002 76 applications, across 2000 different team codes in the country across 600 plus colleges and 83 universities. And we were so impressed. We said Wow, we couldn't believe that for the first 100 odd seats, we had so much interest. And that was because that time there was nobody who knew about this program. The first batch is always the most interesting because early adopters adopted and they take the risk and the students who took the risk, as I'll show you shortly have had great success cohort to start in 2020. In the middle, of course, the pandemic and became a little difficult to manage some of the boot camps. Everything went online very, very fast. But nevertheless, we still got 15,000 applications, which is almost double that of the first cohort. And this time, as you can see, the number of pin codes also doubled, the number of colleges also doubled and of course number of universities almost went triple compared to the first cohort. So clearly that demonstrated that with every passing round, the program has got more attention more interest, and people have begun to see the results of the program and they're extremely impressed with what is happening. So most students are applying every year. And now it comes to you cohort three, we are still to form the cohort. But very interestingly, we have almost another doubling of interested in interested applicants. So we have 27,643, especially the second the beginning, which is an astounding number 5800 plus pin towards 2800 plus colleges. And now all of a sudden across 420 universities, so with every passing year, this is a galloping program. It's getting bigger, it's getting better. And it's getting more and more interesting and aspirational for students to join. So I'm very, very confident that cohort three will in some ways exceed all the things that Cohort One and Two have done. And let me show you now what Cohort One and Two have already done. Now, Cohort One participants who began in 2019, have now begun to graduate from this program. And as you can see all of them the first 100 people, all of them got amazing offers across 50 plus global companies, their compensation was you know, almost two and a half times that what you would get normally in campus recruitment. And of course, the top salary went to a student who got 38 lakhs of, you know, CDC, which as you can imagine, is, is a very large number for for a young student, fresh graduate and the kind of companies recruited this talent from Cohort One, I don't have to tell you how great these companies are Google Amazon, Adobe, Microsoft, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Flipkart go jek mathworks. And as you can reach the whole thing of Samson ServiceNow, American Express, HSBC, shell, Pendine, s&p Global Deloitte just pay and many, many more. And some of the students I'd like to highlight here from the first cohort that literally took the industry by storm, I mean, Radek Agarwal, went to Google Sushma went to Flipkart fashion and he went to Microsoft satchel went to just pay harshitha had a bunch of offers, and he went to bojack. So these are some of the stars of the first cohort. And and I can start telling you before, when these people joined the program, they joined entirely on faith, they did not know what the results would be that took the trouble to apply it to the trouble to go through the whole selection process as you are going through now. And hopefully, some of them will be speaking with you shortly in the remainder of the session. And you can therefore hear their perspectives as the shokan speaks with each of them. And they really set the benchmark as an amazing benchmark of people to follow. And in the first chord, as you can imagine, we were also learning Google was learning transfers, learning how to do it well, with Cohort Two, it became even better. I mean, our delivery became better a program became better. And the, you know, the huge I would say the big news this year, for over two, which is still in the early days, you know, cohort to start in 2020, they're barely finished one year of training, not even yet. And yet from that 125 people who are in Cooper, two, we have 20 people who bought Google step internships, which is a very, very prestigious internship very hard to get. And when you have 20, out of 125 people getting into mobile internships, you can only imagine how you know, this program has made such a big difference in the lives of such young women across and these are all people just one year, your seniors, they're not people with some extraordinary, great history, or it's not like they've gone to some great college. They're all people from colleges, like yourselves, students like yourselves, families like yourselves, and just a year into the program, they are cracking into some of the most prestigious internship like the Google step internship. So that itself is another great thing that has happened. And of course, this cohort when they graduate next year, I'm sure they will do even better than Cohort One, as is the nature of these things. And I'm sure they will send even higher benchmark compared to Cohort One. So that brings us back to all of you, which is cohort three, and you are, like harshita pointed out earlier, you are just one step away from that magic, you know, potential to join this program. As I've said before, 27,643 applications came in over the last one month, we shortlisted from that through a process of selection, as many of you have written exams of various kinds, and aptitude and other things. And I'm sure all of you found this test somewhat, you know, challenging, but also perhaps really exciting that this is the gateway to this program. And now with 303,800 students who are in that stage, we hope and believe that from you, the 500, that the current size of this cohort of cohort three will be selected. And I'm sure in your mind, many of you carry fears and anxieties and concerns that you know, how can I make it? Well, the good news that you made it from 27,000, to 3000, right. So that already have shown that you are one among nine, or one among eight people who can actually crack this selection process. So if you can be one among eight, from here, 500 out of 3800 is again, you know, probably another one among eight. So you know, in some sense, you have come a long way in the last one month through applying through sticking with the rigor of the selection process. And I encourage you to listen to all the participants after this. And I'm sure you'll be convinced that if you just hang in there for a couple more weeks and work really hard, you know, 500 of you will really make it to that magic place called cohort three. And from that point on, your entire lives will change. I can assure you that as you've seen for the previous cohorts. And I'm very hopeful and optimistic that all of you who get selected to this program, join the program will find yourself in a different league altogether when you graduate you will be among the stars of the industry and companies will recruit you with a very high degree of interest compared to any other people who are not in this program. So with that, I will stop and I will hand it over to my colleague ashokan COVID Then take it forward and talk to the students and give you a whole lot of new insight and insight and a whole lot of new information that students will share with you and ashokan also will share with you. So thank you so much. And I look forward to seeing 500 of you, 500 of you in the weeks ahead as you get to this. And I'm sure I'll be there to welcome you guys to the program and the beginning of cohort three when it officially launches. So thank you so much, and look forward to the rest.

Thank you.

Thank you very much for sharing talentsprint and Google's vision on women in this program and how it has made so many students successful already. Now I invite Mr. shokan Pichai, our chief learning and development officer and the dean for Women Engineers program. ashokan has over 40 years of experience in software development training young professionals and shaping l&d strategies across organizations. He has been recognized by chro Asia as one of the top 50 training and development professionals in India. Ashoka is here along with us with few women, engineers, alumni and students to take us through their journey in Women Engineers program. Welcome to shopping, I would request you to take it from here.

Thank you. And a very warm welcome to all you participants in the coming cohort. And hello to all my friends students on the previous batch. If I had a lot of time, I'll go around introducing each one of them how much they have done, how much they have achieved. But then this, this particular webinar will take a lot more time to complete. So I will stay off that very tempting idea of showing to you how much this program has achieved through there, but you will hear them shortly. To repeat, I am the dean and the primary faculty in the early stages of this program. So I want to spend the next few minutes chatting with your previous students in this to help us all share with you. What is it we have done in the program? What is it they have done in the program? What does it look forward? Before getting started? I want to highlight one thing. How are we going to be selected? I'm sure all of you are saying sorry at all this? I know people have done the people have got a job here there. But tell us how will you select? Very, very simple, we look to check, can you learn given an opportunity? And given the proper guidance? Can you learn, you can learn you will get through the next page. This is exactly what I do. That is tell. I don't want to say teach, help people learn how to learn. That is something that will stand with you lifelong. And that is the first part of the program. In essence, it also happens to be the part of the next stage of the selection process. But in my mind and in our mind, in both talentsprint and Google, a program really starts here, where we help you learn how to learn, and then we assess and select the best 500 people out of that. Okay, with that. Let me start by asking my students. Hi, everybody, once again, we're all there. We have Monica rehaul Sanjay, Sehgal, harshita and Trudy Okay, great. What we would the format would be I would ask a question which relates to our experience, I would like to hear from a piece three of you, if time permits more of you, whatever resonates with you most of the question and the answer, please. volunteer to answer. You know what to do. If you talk over each other? We have done this so many times in class. Okay. All right. The first thing I want to ask all of you is, how much has this program changed you? How much What has this program helped you to achieve?

Okay, so I would like to go first. So the first thing that I learned from this program, the first thing that this program has changed me, change in me is my mentality. So before this program, I always used to think that, can I do this, can I do that? But now I confidently say this to myself that I can do this, I can do that. So this program has made me more confident and encouraged me to have more faith in myself and dedicate my whole energy into the right direction to get whatever I want to achieve. So this is what this program has done to me.

Just add a sentence about what you're doing right now.

So currently, I'm in my final year in time Pursuing betake from Sri going round six area and she taught technology and science. And I have already received two offers one from Microsoft and another from Goldman Sachs,

on before graduation. So again, thank you. Okay,

I would like to go next ashokan. So, I did my beta in computer science from Massey College of Engineering, Hyderabad. And currently, I'm working as an application developer in Oracle. So I would say, the program really helped me to bridge the gap between my college life and my professional life, I got to learn how to learn any new technology very fast. And this was what was really stressed by shokan. And the whole program that once we enter into the industry of it is not that they focus on one particular language at all, we need to learn their own internal tools very fast, and coding standards version controls documentation presentation. Apart from just putting these all things really matter. And that's how make us a complete engineer. And these are usually not taught in colleges. But this is what was focused more on in our program. And when compared to my colleagues, when I joined into my internship and my full time, I was able to progress much faster, I was able to develop more modules and progress very quickly when compared to others. And also, this program made me dream higher. I was always limited by the people around me in my college, or let's say the highest package in any particular colleges say maybe five lakhs, we all think, okay, let's get that highest package. And that will be enough. we limit ourselves with that package itself. But this program made everyone realize that this, we are We shouldn't be limited to just people around us or in college, or just buy the package. They gave us great mentors. This gave me a wonderful community, and basically awareness about a lot of opportunities around us had it not been through this program, I wouldn't know what my true worth was. But now I know what I'm truly capable of.

Thank you, Wanda, it's no surprise, you are another first to learn the new things. If I remember right, you're the first to finish your project. So yeah, yes. Who would like to go next?

I'd like to say something. Yes, I'm so I think there's a lot of questions that I'm always looking for the answers to these questions are, what do I like? What do I not like? What works for me? What's my style? What makes me unique from everyone else? And how far can I go? Where's my limit? And these questions can only be answered through experience. And I think this program gave me a good place to start to give me a starting place. Now I'll have to take it forward from here. But that was important.

On the best, let me ask you this, because some people even during the program have said, some outside people have asked me this question when they talk about what I do. Aren't your college is supposed to help you do all of this shit. I didn't refer to this is not taught in college. But I want to focus on that. Doesn't your college education? equip you to do this? Or what is another way of asking what does this program bring to you?

I'd like to answer that. I'm a computer science graduate from guide three with the parachute College of Engineering for women. And I've learned I've done programming back in college, I joined a cohort where when my fourth year was starting, and I immediately realized that the corporate world, the tech world, our career is not is much more than lectures and textbooks. It's it's, it's it's important that we transition from a student to a professional, it's not just reading up about concepts and just writing them, but also innovating new ideas and, you know, applying what we learned. And this program also has helped me to learn new things, new technologies immediately. I mean, I wouldn't think about a second if I had to learn a new tech stack or if I have to build a new skill because that is what I learned. I know how to learn and that is important.

Just a word about what you're doing currently.

I'm a software developer in supply at Hyderabad under one of the most renowned professors. Professor nuke number three and I work in biometrics.

Okay, that's a very small word about they are trying to build the next generation biometric system. So you'll probably see Monica's name and a lot of people Since in a few years from now, okay, who else would like to add something?

Yeah, I would like to go ahead. I am at 120 graduate from GL University and right now I'm a software engineer at RCC. So, how we program is different from college because this college has a well defined curriculum and they are prepared they are expected to prepare us for this getting placed by the company or beat any package, but what we is different about the prepares you actually how to work in a corporate world that gives gives you a touch of corporate word also along with the moving ahead with what is necessary as a plasma definitely to harshita I have been working from past two years. So, really, if you if you if you just joined the company, you will be really shocked to know that as a token used to say, to write a single line of code, you will have to be reading 1000s and 1000s lines of code. So yes, if you are a part of the program, then these all things are not going to be new for you. Because you will already be aka be equipped by all these things, make the documentation beat version control, every EV gives you everything. More or less, I should say that we prepares you exactly how to get started. Whenever you start something new, you have that fear inside you that you need a source of inspiration, you need someone to guide yourself. So V is going to be that mentor for you and to getting started with corporate world, which college doesn't prepare you.

Thank you, surgeon and your journey too harsh our session.

So I was before I cesium, I have done a year long internship and just pay and just pay being on other FinTech startups and a very definitive, very different tech stack. So just before joining just pay in dawn, I was part of a month long boot. So I'm really glad that boot can happen before just pay internship. Because I remember an anecdote where I was I was about to like I was given a task to write a single line of code. But it took me an entire week to figure out what pair to do the change. And but we program actually taught me that yes, and Haskell i was i was to open Haskell, which is very new and which is very difficult also. So we actually gave us that, that one very important tool of how to learn, as Monica said that yes, we all who are a part of the program actually know how to do so then nothing is difficult for us with anything.

I still don't agree with the Haskell is difficult, but we love the description. Sure, yeah. We do want to say something or respond to a later question.

Yeah. So this is a video question from mate Maharaja liftin Institute of Technology that's from ggsipu University. So they call it curriculum is same for like, so many should. It's the same way that you all have to go through, but the program makes you different. So starting with V. NET program started for me lighter learning and the journey, like the first two weeks for self learning that itself gives you motivation to start my, like, fully motivated career like coding career. So that's where I started learning. And in this program, I got to know how to learn. So after getting selected, we unlearn what we had learned. And then we started re learning everything. So yeah, so this, like this B program will make life train you in each and every aspect to be a success. Professional.

Thank you. Okay, now, I'm going to ask you something, which is one of my bugbears something that makes me feel bad for many people. Many students drop out of even attempting new things, because they are worried it will be too tough, I will not be able to do it. So they don't even attempt it. Some of you have faced it yourself, when you are sitting for the re entrance. Some of you might have been confident and not pasted yourself, but might have had friends who felt that way who shared it with you during the selection phase or later during the class. So to repeat, I want to address this, how difficult it is to get into the program. What should one do to get into the program? Since this is a very important question for everybody. I would love if each one of you could share your perspective. And I also want like I said, whether you are what was your feeling? What did you feel when you first started the selection process? They are told us in nice, glorious detail how you feel now on the end, but cast your mind back to before you got selected in the selection process. How did you feel how did it What did you do to get to?

Okay, go ahead.

Okay. So as I said that before joining this program, my mindset was always like, Can I do this or not? So I was from a third year, third year college. And before joining the program, my skill set was limited to some basic knowledge of the data structures. So obviously, like everyone else, I never thought that I would be able to be enrolled in this program. But at that point of time, I joined this program, I entered the program, because I wanted to know, where do I stand among other national Women Engineers, they wanted to know what my capability is, and where do I stand. And apart from that, what else is out there for me to explore? So this curiosity of me bring me to the to apply for the program. And also like, you know, when I joined the program, I gone through the entire selection process, I realized it was It has nothing to do with what college I'm from what background knowledge Do I have, it has nothing to do with that. The only criteria that matters for the selection is how you think, how determined you are to learn new things, and how you abilities to learn new things and adapt yourself to different challenges. So I think this was a main focus for the selection criteria, and it has nothing to do with my background, but anything else. So I would suggest like for all the participants, this year going to enroll for this, it really doesn't matter what you know, what you have, only thing that matters is how determined you are to use the resources that have been provided to you, and use this opportunity to bring out the best out of yourself. So that's all I wanted to say,

thank you. It's a little difficult for me to believe today that you doubted yourself beforehand. But then,


to before I applied when I read about the program on the website, I did not completely believe that they wanted students. And they wanted to help students learn by themselves with a certain scholarship amount. Because why does any company wants to do that when they are not the company's employees. I didn't believe that. And when I saw Google, being from a non premier Institute, I was also doubting whether I'd be I'm capable of entering the program or not. But I didn't want to leave any regrets. And I applied anyway. And I gave my best in the exam. And then I got selected. But you know, the important thing is that when even though I doubted how the training would be whether Will I be ranked upon or judged by my skills that I had back then. But the whole training, the whole program was completely focused on helping me learn how to learn. I, I, I this this program has been a milestone and I can really solidly say that, if you know how to learn. And that is the most important asset a computer science engineer can have. So if you want to apply it, you apply that you are here, just just one more stage. And all you have to do is learn what are you scared of you have four more years and you just make the best out of this program. Have fun and learn

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Yes, we have.

Okay, so. Okay, so when I started with this program, so it had name Google associated with it. So yeah, I myself Can't believe like I would get into a program like this. I am a pcbm student, I had no coding background before, like even applying to this. I was just exploring all the technologies, and not even started learning one of those. And this program gave I gave the first round. And I thought I won't be able to make it. But after being able to clear that first round, among my viewers who had the coding backgrounds, I I was determined now that I would like make it true, then that when I gave them 100% and that's what I would suggest all of you that give you 100% so that you don't have any regrets later on that need those for the need the results. You don't have to think that you would be able to get selected or not. You just have to give you 100% and try your best.

Thank you. I think you are worse or laughing. Yes, I will go ahead. Sorry. Yes. So I think it's one of the few times agile has been beaten to the punch not only to talk.

Yes, it was it was at this time, so I thought let quality versus We have been thinking for a long time. Yeah. So

to just

to like briefly say what you need to be to crack this program is, psychologically you need to do something, if you want just to be like a normal girl, do a college, then maybe get into a job or not, then I say ensures that, okay, just live your normal life. But if you want to do something, beat anything, be it a high end job, be if you want to be an entrepreneur, you want to work in a startup, you want to go in management with any career, if you want to do really something big, then let's, let's go ahead with this program, and then it will change your life, you will, you'll realize that. And technically what you need is technically as we all said, you just need a will to learn that thought, because this program does not does not judges you on the basis of your coding skills, on on your programming skills, because it is always giving you that that time period of two weeks to actually learn grasp in this text when the weather you had it well to learn or not. So I think it is very easy to crack this program. If you have that verse psychologically, technically, as Yeah, that.

And you, I still don't think of it as cracking the exam, but it's okay. I'll let that pass. Yeah, who wants to go next?

Washington. So

I remember during my time, when I applied and even few of my friends, so this was a national wide, what do you say an exam to get in? So I was just limited to my college, and I knew about them. But I was a little bit afraid, because there were people around the country who are applying, and I don't know, how will they perform? And if I get selected, how will I perform and all that. But that happens for any exam, we are always thinking about what will we do when we go there? How will we perform over there? And once we get selected? How will we manage and all that. But I would say first of all, given these two weeks take this time to really focus on the task, focus on the learning and the exam, rather than thinking about what will happen if you get selected, first get selected, then we can think about that. Because that's a mistake I think most of us usually do, I'm included in that. So do not think much of take these two weeks, this is a golden opportunity to because you're not asked to learn a particular language, they are saying pick any language you want. And they're not testing you on a particular language. But how we are learning in these two weeks. So I would say this is a very good thing, and you need not have any prior knowledge. So just go for the task, do not think too much.

Did you? It's really difficult sometimes to not to chuckle at the wisdom you people have a lot. I can still remember harshita wondering how what can I do to do more? What should I do now? Then slowly that said you need a stepped in? I'm very happy to see you there. I really feel happy? Yes. And you know.

So I personally did not really experience this. But I witnessed this, in my college, the two eligible departments for our two CS nit, and 16 girls in CS and about 17 girls in it. Out of all of us only five applied for the program. And I was very surprised because one of our seniors is actually in God one. So I asked all of these girls, why didn't you apply and they said that they were sure they would not get in. And because it's Google and they're not good enough. But I just wanted to say that if you don't apply, you are definitely not getting in. So at least if you apply, there is a chance that you might get. So please take that chance.

Thank you very much people. I just want to summarize what we plan to do and how we plan to run the next stage of the process. What we are expecting to do is to judge how you can learn by giving you an opportunity to learn the exact details of that you will get by mail. But let me assure you My job is to not reject people, not even to see like people My job is to help you start learning my job. And that's what I believe I do pretty well. I love doing that too, is to make you all feel you know what learning is such a complicated thing by everybody else. It's actually simple. And coding is something that's enjoyable. I consider it as a great privilege to have been a trainer for a large number of wonderful students. A large number of them are women are the biggest feeling biggest feeling of happiness and pride comes when one of your students is a Shogun. Look at this piece of beautiful code or I wrote I cannot stand to see that Any more children. When they say that, you know what? Yesterday we were talking with a colleague or we were attending another program and the person wrote some code, which is terrible. I can't stand it anymore. Then as a teacher, I feel okay. I have made I have done my job. My students have learned what it is to appreciate good code, enjoy writing good code, the converse of it is you start to say now, why the heck is he actually writing such vacco? That, from people from any background, it doesn't matter what college you are from, you may be from the bestest colleges, you may be from the most small town of colleges. But the program promises you that we will make you fantastic coders why that's the first essential for a great career. Doesn't matter where you come from. Something should be repeated the mirror, very beautiful, it doesn't matter who you are, what college, what background, your determination, and the willingness to go the path of what we teach you how to learn, you will, the ideal outcome for both of us is you enjoy the coding process, you enjoy the learning process and you become a fantastic coder. There is a lot more than coding involved. But those can wait they will be taught and discussed at the appropriate point of time. But let me stop here by reassuring you the next stage is not a selection stage or a rejection stage. It's a learning stage where we from talentsprint help you how to learn so that it stands you in good stead whatever you go on to do. All the very best all of you and thank you very much, my dear students. Hope to see you all soon. Bye. Well, that

has been a very engaging, insightful session, isn't it? Thank you so much for all of you and all of you for your amazing insights over the program. And also you have made it clear to us that not not only the college students, but everybody has opportunity to make it big. Wow, I wish I had this opportunity while I was in college. As you can mention, the next step is to exciting weeks of learning to learn to practice and guidance, you will be receiving the next steps via email with all the details for any questions and clarifications, please contact us through email or call us as displayed on the screen. So thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you enjoyed the session and we look forward to seeing all of you over the next two weeks. All the best and have fun learning. Have a great evening. Thank you. It's harshita signing off.

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