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IBM launches India Developer Champions programme, aimed at creating platform to acknowledge developer work

Aniruddha Ghosh
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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.”

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She added that this problem skill mismatch is a global phenomenon. Other tech leaders in India have voiced similar concerns.