IBM launches ‘India Developer Champions’ to spotlight developers

IBM which is a technology giant company yesterday has now revealed a programme for the Indian developers that aims to recognize talent in the open source community.

The Indian Developer Champions Programme has been launched in the co-operation with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and IT lobby Nasscom.

IBM said that the initiative will create with a unified platform to acknowledge developer work in open source, which is added is the primary critical driving force behind the new technologies.

“IBM wants to put a spotlight on the 23 million developers and data scientists in the world who work across industries and who, through their creativity and skill, are making a real difference to society,” said Bob Lord, IBM Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications and Developer Ecosystems. “IBM Developer Champions programme will help shine a light on the significant contributions coming from open source developers in India – a massively-important market.”

The programme was revealed at the time of the IBM Indian Developer Day which was held in the Bangalore on last Thursday. The annual event looks to enhance the skills of developers in some of the emerging technologies such as the Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Cloud and Quantum Computing.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty delivered the keynote address at the event, where she said that the US headquartered giant was also aiming to support the open source technologies while staying much more close to its three main principles: open collaboration, open governance and giving back to the open source community.


Written by Udit Agarwal

Startup/Tech News Correspondent, Responsible for gathering information on the tech companies working on IOT, AI, ML, Cloud, Mobile Technologies,

Udit can be reached at [email protected]

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