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IBM announces programme to recognise developers

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

In a bid to recognise the contribution of developers in the open source community, (IT) IBM, in collaboration with the and (MeitY) and Nasscom, on Thursday announced a new multi-year programme called "Developer Champions".

The programme aims to create a single, unified platform to acknowledge outstanding developer work in open source.

"wants to put a spotlight on the 23 million developers and data scientists in the world who work across and who, through their creativity and skill, are making a real difference to society," Bob Lord, Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications and Developer Ecosystems, IBM, said in a statement.

"The Developer Champions programme would help shine a light on the significant contributions coming from in -- a massively important market."

The multi-year programme would promote and highlight the importance of India's growing developer ecosystem.

"India's software and has scaled great heights and we have the fastest growing concentration of in the world. The 'Software Product Policy 2019' would further boost the demand for developers and as a can create 3.5 million jobs by 2025," said IT

The US-based IT also has a "Girls of Code" programme under which it would partner with state governments to prepare over 200,000 girls and women in government schools over the next three years for "new collar" jobs.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:50 IST