Women TechQuest – An event to support Women in Tech
10Pearls University organized the first-ever Hackathon and Testathon for Women in Pakistan
Karachi, March 18, 2017: #WomenTechQuest – A community building event for women in tech, comprising of a Hackathon and Testathon was held at 10Pearls University. The event was supported by CIRCLE – an initiative lead by Sadaffe Abid to develop the capacity of women to exercise leadership. Technology enthusiasts from across the industry participated at the event. The hackathon and Testathon was aimed at creating a high-energy weekend where women from diverse technical background and experience could come together and develop their skills.
Hackathons and Testathons create positive experiences where software developers and testers go to brainstorm, grow their coding skills, and push their imagination to find unique ways to solve challenges. While most hackathons and Testathons are male-dominated, 10Pearls University provided an opportunity for women in technology by organizing this event. With over 100 registrations from various companies the participants made the #WomenTechQuest a successful event.
The competitions concluded with a prize distribution ceremony. First prize went to Nirmeen Yousuf for Hackathon, and Rida Sattar for Testathon. Sidra Waheed won the 1st Runner up at the Hackathon, and Anum Iftikhar at the Testathon. Third prize went to Jaya Rajwani for Testathon and Taleya Asghar for Hackathon.
Ms. Faiza Yousuf, founder of the 1st Women's Tech group - #WomenInTechPK, was the Chief Guest at the event. She praised 10Pearls’ initiative and said that events like this should regularly be scheduled to enable women to develop their skills.
Sana Hussain, Senior Manager HR at 10Pearls mentioned that 10Pearls has taken the lead in supporting women and have launched several initiatives. “We have setup a day-care facility at 10Pearls to support young mothers to continue with their career. The company believes in giving back to the community and have setup 10Pearls University – a state of the art center for continuous and advanced learning. We also work with prominent NGOs like SHED foundation, Panah Homes, Darus Sukoon and many other organizations through our CSR initiative - Empower Foundation”. ‘We will continue to invest in women and are launching a series of initiatives in collaboration with Circle”, said Sana.
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