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. This four week bootcamp will help sharpen their programming skills through hands-on sessions on object-oriented programming practices.

The last 8 batches of Vapasi tailored to Developers and Quality Analysts had 142 women returnees participate in the program. Many of them are currently on their second-career journeys, working with ThoughtWorks and other companies in India.


We are currently closed for registrations. Keep an eye out on this page for when we open up registrations for the next edition.

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.

  • 4 November, 2019: Coimbatore (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.

We'd love for you to join the ThoughtWorks VAPASI Interest Group - a networking platform for Vapasi alumni and those interested in the program to connect and engage.

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 any of the locations the program is taking place. Can I still apply? What about accommodation?

A) Yes, please go ahead and apply. We can help you find safe accommodation in the city you choose 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) The selection process helps us in choosing the right candidates with the necessary qualifications and skill set required to participate in the bootcamp.


Q) Why do I need to do the coding exercise?

A) The intention of asking to do the 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) What should I prepare for the coding exercise?

Shortlisted registrants will receive an email with pre-reading material and online courses available to prepare yourself and brush up on your basic programming skills.


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

A) You'd be receiving email confirmations once you clear the coding exercise.


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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