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 first Vapasi of 2019, our 5th edition, will be a first of its kind, focusing on Quality Analysts who are currently on a career break and looking to re-enter the world of Testing. This three week bootcamp, to be hosted in Bangalore, will help sharpen your testing skills through hands-on sessions on core QA practices, including Manual and Automation testing.

Bootcamp Details:

  • Duration: 3 weeks (22nd April-10th May, 2019)
  • Timings: Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM to 5.30 PM


ThoughtWorks Technologies

ACR Mansion G + 3floors

147/F, 8th Main, 3rd Block


Bangalore-560034 India (Map)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Women technologists with 5 or more years of Testing Experience as a QA, prior to break
  • With a career break of minimum 2 years to maximum 5 years
  • Must be hands-on both Manual and Automation
  • Must be hands-on with any one of these programming languages: Java, Python, Ruby or Javascript
  • Must be good at defect management and scenario creation
  • Experienced with working on Selenium is preferred

Application Process:

  • Register for free on the form below with your details
  • Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be contacted over phone
  • You will receive an email explaining our selection process, which contains a short technical assignment, followed by a discussion with one of our QAs
  • Shortlisted registrants will receive an email confirming your seat for the 3-week workshop

Important Dates:

  • Last Date to register: 17th April, 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.

  • 20th May, 2019: Pune (Developers)
  • 30th July, 2019: Gurgaon (Developers)
  • 1st August, 2019: Chennai (Developers)
  • 5th August, 2019: Hyderabad (Developers)
  • 26th August, 2019: Bangalore (Developers)

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 testing 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 you.

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

A) Our experienced Senior Quality Analysts 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 complete a short assignment?

A) The intention of asking for a short assignment is to ensure you brush up your Core QA skills 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 technical assignment.

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