10 Pearls University have organized Technology hackathon for women
Karachi—Women TechQuest is a community merely for women in technology. The community comprises of Hackathon and Testathon which is held at 10Pearls University, Karachi.
10Pearls University is a state of art center for the women where they can learn advanced technical skills for 10Perals employees and other resources in the industry. The event helps women to get together from various technical backgrounds to polish the skills.
Testathons and hackathons help to create a positive experience where different testers and developers will go to brainstorm by pushing their imagination to find unique ways to solve various challenges. The women will be able to grow their coding skills and contribute their services in the technology field. It is true that most of the Testathons and Hackathons are male dominated, so 10Pearls University provides an opportunity for women in technology by organizing the grand event.
However, the competition ends with a prize distribution ceremony in which Nirmeen Yousuf got the first prize while Sidra Waheed was 2st Runner-up and Taleya Asghar won third prize. For Testathon, Rida Sattar won first prize, and Anum Iftikhar was 1st runner-up. Jaya Rajwani got third prize.
More than 100 women participated in the event from various companies. Faiza Yousuf who is the founder of the 1st Women Tech Group was invited as a Chief Guest at the event. She praised the initiative taken by the University and mentioned that the events need to be regularly scheduled which helps and enables women to develop their skills. Sana Hussain also made her presence in the event. She is the Senior Manager HR at 10Pearls. Sana has taken the lead in supporting the women, and has helped the University to take several other initiatives.
She said in her speech that
“We also have a setup of day care facility at 10Pearls where even young mothers are supported to c continue their career. The company believes that 10Pearls is the only community which provides a state of art center for advanced and continuous learning. We have also contributed the services to work with prominent NGOs like SHED Foundation, Panah Homes, Darus Sukoon and other organizations through CSR initiative Empower Foundation. We will continue to invest for women and launch series of such initiatives.”
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