Vapasi is a #TalkTechToHer initiative from ThoughtWorks to enable experienced women technologists who are currently on a career break and looking to resume their tech journeys.

The last 4 batches of Vapasi were tailored to developers and saw 67 Vapasi Alumni hosted from across Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore. Many of them are currently on their second-career journeys, working with ThoughtWorks and other companies in India.

The 5th edition of Vapasi, hosted in Bangalore, focusing on Quality Analysts is currently underway.

The second Vapasi of 2019, our 6th edition, will be hosted in Pune, focussing on Developers who are currently on a career break and looking to re-enter the world of programming. The four week bootcamp will help sharpen your programming skills through hands-on sessions on object-oriented programming practices.

Bootcamp Details:

  • Duration: 4 weeks (10 June - 5 July, 2019)
  • Timings: Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM to 5.30 PM


6th Floor, Binarius Building

Deepak Complex, National Games Road

Beside Sales Tax Office, Shastrinagar, Yerawada

Pune, Maharashtra 411006

India (Map)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Women developers with 3 or more years of Programming Experience prior to career break
  • With a career break of minimum 1 year
  • And have a good understanding of Java programming

Application Process:

  • Register for free on the form below with your details
  • Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will receive an email explaining our selection process, which contains a fun programming game
  • Upon successfully finishing the game you will be invited to our office for a coding exercise
  • Shortlisted registrants will receive an email confirming your seat for the 4-week workshop

Important Dates:

  • Last Date to register: 5 June, 2019

Upcoming Vapasi Bootcamps

We wanted to give you ample time to plan for and apply to future Vapasi bootcamps across our India offices. Here's a tentative calendar of the next few Vapasi editions in 2019.

  • 5 August, 2019: Gurgaon (Developers)
  • 5 August, 2019: Chennai (Developers)
  • 5 August, 2019: Coimbatore (Developers)
  • 5 August, 2019: Hyderabad (Developers)
  • 26 August, 2019: Bangalore (Developers)
  • 11 November, 2019: Pune (Quality Analysts)

Please note that the application criteria might vary with each edition. We'll keep this page updated for you, with the latest information.

Know more about Vapasi

Vapasi Program Overview

Vapasi Journeys

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 Pune. Can I still apply? What about accommodation?

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

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) 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.


Q) Why do I need to do the programming challenge and coding exercise?

A) The intention of asking to do the programming challenge and coding exercise 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 once you clear the coding exercise.

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