In an attempt to increase women engagement in the tech sector, 10Pearls University hosted the third Women Tech Quest giving women an opportunity to compete, network and showcase their talent in the field of technology.
The full-day marathon witnessed more than 150 women attendees who came from all backgrounds including professionals, students as well as home-makers. The event gave them an opportunity to network within the community, encouraging them to come to the forefront and show their role in the tech industry.
“We organise this annual event to provide a platform for women in the tech space to demonstrate their creativity and expertise and get due recognition for their efforts. Such opportunities allow them to network and help them broaden their vision,” said Zeeshan Aftab, Managing Director, 10Pearls.
The event aims to highlight the work of women in the IT sector and challenge stigmas by creating a platform that engages the likeminded women in a friendly competition.
The competition was divided into three categories; coding, testing and design. The coding competition included a series of problems that were presented to the participants who were to solve them using a programming language of their proficiency.
The testing part was where the participants were asked to test their database and automation concepts. The aim of this category was to challenge the technical skills in identifying and solving a problematic area. While the last category required participants to design a concept using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator in a constrained environment with a time duration.
“I believe that through such programs women get an opportunity to know where they stand in the fast-moving technological world. I thank 10Pearls for giving me and all the other women of the IT industry a great platform to enhance our skills,” said Nadia Nasir, winner of the coding competition.