Vapasi is a #TalkTechToHer initiative from ThoughtWorks to enable experienced women developers who are currently on a career break and looking to re-enter the world of programming. The bootcamp, spread over three weeks will help sharpen your programming skills through hands-on sessions on object-oriented programming practices.

The 4th edition of Vapasi bootcamp is going to be hosted at our Bangalore office in September 2018. Below are the bootcamp details:

Duration of the bootcamp: 3 weeks (24th September - 15th October)

Timings: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


ThoughtWorks Technologies

ACR Mansion G +3 floors

147/F, 8th Main, 3rd Block


Bangalore - 560034 India

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Women software developers on a career break and eager to get back to development
  • With 4 or more years of programming experience prior to their career break
  • And with up to 5 years of break in their career
  • And have a good understanding of Java programming

Application Process:

  • Register for free on the form below with your details
  • You will receive an email explaining our selection process
  • The initial selection process contains a fun programming challenge
  • Shortlisted registrants will receive an email confirming your seat for the 3-week workshop

Important Dates

  • Last date to complete the programming challenge: 18th September, 2018


Week 1

  • Object Oriented Programming and XP Practices like TDD, Refactoring etc.
  • Introduction to Java 8
  • Spring 101, Spring Boot, Spring MVC
  • Unit Testing support in Spring
  • CI / CD basics

Week 2

  • Database Migration using FlywayDB
  • Hibernate using Spring Data (using H2 database)
  • Build and Deployment with Spring Boot
  • Application Security 101 ,Spring Security

Week 3

  • Project Simulation (working in small teams)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Is this a paid bootcamp?

A) No. The Vapasi bootcamp is free of charge.

Q) How will this bootcamp help me?

A) The bootcamp will help sharpen your programming skills, which gets you on par with the current job market requirements.

Q) Do I need to register for the Vapasi Bootcamp?

A) Yes. Your registration helps us keep track of your application and makes it easy to communicate with you.

Q) I am not from Bangalore. Can I still apply? What about accommodation?

A) Yes, please go ahead and apply. If you are not from Bangalore we can help you find safe accommodation for the duration of the bootcamp. Accommodation expenses however will need to be borne by the individual.

Q) Why is there a selection process for the bootcamp?

A) Our experienced senior developers volunteer to be trainers for this bootcamp in addition to their regular project work. This leaves us with only a limited number of people that we can work with per batch of a bootcamp. And since the seats are limited, we need a selection process to shortlist candidates.

Q) Why do I need to do the programming challenge?

A) The intention of asking to do the programming challenge is to ensure you brush up on your basic programming knowledge before the bootcamp. It also helps us tailor the bootcamp content to the skill level of the registrants

Q) When will I know if I have been shortlisted for the bootcamp?

A) You'd be receiving email confirmations as soon as your code solution is evaluated.

Q) What happens after I complete the bootcamp?

A) On completion of the bootcamp, selected candidates are offered a 3-6 month internship with ThoughtWorks. You are also free to apply to any other tech organizations to continue your career journey.

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