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Vapasi, a #TalkTechToHer initiative from ThoughtWorks helps experienced women technologists who are currently on a career break, resume their tech journeys. The last 13 batches of Vapasi tailored for Developers and Quality Analysts saw more than 200 women participate in the returnee program. Many of our Vapasi graduates are enjoying productive career paths at ThoughtWorks and other companies.

 

This free and ThoughtWorks certified technical training program will sharpen attendees’ programming and testing skills. The tools at hand are hands-on sessions, mentoring engagements, multiple interactions with leadership and fellow participants. 

 

Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with health and safety guidelines, our 14th batch of ThoughtWorks Vapasi will be a virtual one. 

 

Hosted by our offices in South - Bangalore, Chennai Coimbatore and Hyderabad, this edition will be a developer focussed workshop. 

Here are some quick facts on the workshop


Duration: 5 weeks (18 Nov - 22 Dec 2020)

Timings: Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (6 hours/day)

 

Eligibility criteria


  • Women technologists with 3 or more years of experience as a software developer, prior to their break
  • With a career break of minimum 1 year and maximum of 8 years.
  • Basic understanding of Java or any Object Oriented Programming languages preferred


Prerequisites


  • Laptop/ desktop with a stable internet connection.
  • Webcam

2021 Vapasi Calendar


For 2021 we have planned workshops for both developer and quality analysts across our ThoughtWorks offices in India. Please register your interest and we will get in touch with you when these programs kick off. 


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

 

We'd love for you to join our ThoughtWorks VAPASI Interest Group. It’s a networking platform designed for Vapasi alumni and interested folks to engage at.

The Vapasi Experience

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) I have no access to a dedicated laptop but am keen on participating in the program. What can I do? 

A) We recommend that each participant has access to a dedicated laptop for the duration of the program. This will ensure that the learning is stress-free and effective. We can recommend the laptop rental services, from where you may choose to rent/hire a laptop for the program. Please note that these service providers are only recommendations from Thoughtworks and that all service contracts will need to be negotiated individually by the participants themselves.

 

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) 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? (For Developers)

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? ( For Developers)

A) 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) What should I prepare for a QA BootCamp? (For QAs)

A) Brush up on types of Testing, Automation Concepts and OOPs

 

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 at your selected ThoughtWorks location who are hosting the program. The internship could be Virtual and in-office, depending on the COVID situation. You are also free to apply to any other tech organizations to continue your career journey. 


Q) Why do we need your preferred choice of host office?

A)Post your completion and selection of internship (could be virtual or in-office, depending on the COVID Situation), you will be offered the internship in the host office of your choice as captured in the form.