Software and technology firm IBM, in co-operation with the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) and Nasscom, has announced India Developer Champions , a multi-year programme which recognises developer contributions to the open source community.
The programme will create a single, unified platform to acknowledge developer work in open source.
“IBM wants to put a spotlight on the 23 million developers and data scientists in the world who work across industries and who, through their creativity and skill, are making a real difference to society, said Bob Lord, IBM senior vice-president, Cognitive Applications and Developer Ecosystems.
The IBM Developer Champions program will help shine a light on the significant contributions coming from open source developers in India a massively-important market, he added.
On Wednesday, IBM CEO and chairman, Ginni Rometty said, In India, you have the same issues. Open jobs, (but) no matching skill sets.”
She added that this problem skill mismatch is a global phenomenon. Other tech leaders in India have voiced similar concerns.