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Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023: Shaping the Digital Future with Unveiled Innovations

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    Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023, the 26th edition organized by the Department of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka, recently unfolded in the vibrant city of Bengaluru. From November 29th to December 1st, 2023, the Palace Grounds played host to this flagship event, adorned with the theme ‘Breaking Boundaries’.


    As a strategic platform, the Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) consistently serves as an amalgamation for the global tech industry with India. This year was no exception, as the summit provided invaluable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of technology and its profound impact on our daily lives.


    Among the distinguished participants, WSA (Webstack Academy) stood out, not just as an attendee but as a prominent exhibitor. WSA seized the opportunity to showcase its innovative course offering to various stakeholders in the education ecosystem, which consist of TPOs, students, professors,  placement companies, ecosystem partners and government organizations like Skill India.


    In this news item, let us deep dive into Bengaluru Tech Fest 2023. 

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    While the BTS 2023 featured many aspects of technology, we would like to highlight three aspects which impressed us so much. 


    Let us look into each one of them.

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    Fig 1: Capturing the Essence of BTS 2023: Glimpse into the Top 3 Game-Changing Insights

    Technology Innovations and AI

    Technology is definitely the key and the central stage of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023. Hundreds of organizations of varied size had their products and solutions demonstrated as a part of this event. 


    Leading the charge were industry giants like Infosys, Bosch, Honeywell, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd , each showcasing groundbreaking solutions in areas ranging from aerospace and automotive technology to media, smart technologies, and semiconductor advancements. 


    In the medium sized company category we have niche companies like Tessolve Semiconductor Innominds, Emertxe Information Technologies and Neosoft demonstrated their technological prowess in digital transformation, embedded systems, Internet-Of-Things (IoT), Networking, and IT consulting. 


    Emerging startups, including Builder AI, Cashfree, Edgeble AI  and TalentSpotify, contributed to the summit’s vibrancy with innovative solutions spanning diverse fields such as technology agility, financial technology, artificial intelligence, smart farming, and talent acquisition.


    Irrespective of the size of companies one point came out very clearly – Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking the center stage. Home grown and very innovative solutions like   Bhashini AI, were under display. It showcased the potential of AI in revolutionizing medical processes, diagnostics, and personalized medicine.


    The collective efforts of these innovators underscored that the future, powered by AI, promises an exciting journey into uncharted territories of innovation and progress.

    Entrepreneurship and Startups at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023

    In the vibrant landscape of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023, the startup and entrepreneurship segment got showcased. The event showcased an influx of startups from outside Bengaluru, Karnataka, creating a diverse and dynamic ecosystem. 


    The ecosystem was abuzz with various private and public incubators and accelerators providing crucial support to startups. These organizations are playing a pivotal role in nurturing and catalyzing the growth of budding entrepreneurs. Some notable entities included:


    The summit underscored the significant role played by both government and private sectors in fueling startup growth through various funding avenues. Noteworthy examples include:


    The collaborative spirit was evident through partnerships and alliances between startups, industry leaders, and support organizations. These collaborations fostered knowledge exchange, mentorship, and joint initiatives for mutual growth.


    In essence, Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 served as a testament to the global appeal of Bengaluru as a startup haven. The convergence of startups, incubators, accelerators, and funding entities created an ecosystem where innovation knows no boundaries. 

    International Pavilions and Global Reach at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023

    The Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 served as a hub for a global confluence of technological innovation, with numerous countries actively participating and unveiling their advancements. These nations strategically established pavilions, creating dynamic platforms for collaboration and knowledge exchange. 


    Notable participants included the United States Pavilion, Israel Pavilion, Germany Pavilion, Japan Pavilion, South Korea Pavilion, and United Kingdom Pavilion. Each pavilion provided a unique glimpse into the cutting-edge technologies and innovations originating from these diverse regions, fostering an environment of international cooperation and mutual learning.


    The Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 served as a nexus for fostering collaborations on an international scale, opening up avenues for businesses, outreach, and strategic partnerships.


    • Setting up Businesses & Global Outreach: Entrepreneurs and businesses explored opportunities to establish their presence globally, leveraging the vibrant ecosystem showcased at the summit. Collaborative initiatives were discussed, including joint ventures and partnerships for mutual growth.

    • Product/Solution Adoption: International participants explored the potential of their products and solutions finding potential users in the Indian market. The summit facilitated discussions on partnerships and collaborations that could drive innovation through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies.

    • Knowledge Transfer and Skill Exchange: Beyond business collaborations, there was a significant emphasis on knowledge transfer and skill exchange. Workshops, seminars, and panel discussions facilitated the sharing of expertise, contributing to the growth of talent and innovation on a global scale.

    WSA @ Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023

    The Team WSA @ BTS 2023 marked a significant milestone in tech education as we proudly showcased the industry’s first-ever Experiential Learning & Agile Model to an enthusiastic audience of various stakeholders and visitors. Our three-step approach aimed to redefine how we perceive and engage with technology education.

    Step 1 : Job Market & Opportunities

    It’s important to start with the big picture. 

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    Fig 2: The Full Stack Developer – A Profile in High Demand

    Team WSA in the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 demonstrated the big picture of its flagship offering – Full Stack Web Developer Course by showcasing the market opportunities. With an impressive growth rate of 20% year over year, projections suggest a staggering 8,50,000 jobs by 2024, as per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics report. With digitization playing a central role across the globe, such numbers are the testimony that this segment has to offer. 

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    Fig 3: In Demand, Yet Elusive: The Complex Quest for Full Stack Web Developers. make it simple

    We also demonstrated how the Full Stack Developer role is one of the most difficult roles to hire. Multiple hiring surveys come up with similar observations, we have showcased one of them by the HackerRank by showcasing the survey results below. The Full Stack Developer role topped the chart as FSDs bring in versatile skill sets into the table. 


    From the technology standpoint, demonstrating the importance of JavaScript based stack was also important. With JavaScript becoming the most sought after programming language for web development, having skills like MERN stack goes a long way in sealing an engineers’ long term career path in this booming field.

    Step 2 : The FSD Demand in the Indian Market

    To inspire and motivate the visitors in our exhibition booth, we have further showcased top 5 trends that are shaping the FSD job market in India.

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    Fig 4: Full Stack Developers at the Core of India's Start-up Revolution
    1. IT Success Story of India: India’s robust IT success story is exemplified by its vast talent pool, with over 2 million engineers contributing to the industry. This large workforce provides a solid foundation for the demand for full stack developers, as companies seek skilled professionals to navigate the evolving technological landscape.


    2. VC Funding in India: The influx of over 10 billion USD in startup funds in 2023 signifies a thriving ecosystem and heightened investor confidence in Indian startups. This financial support creates a flourishing environment for tech ventures, driving the need for versatile full stack developers who can contribute to the innovation and growth of these funded startups.


    3. Start-up Growth: With a staggering 92,683 startups, India has positioned itself as a global hub for entrepreneurial activity. This booming startup culture generates a constant demand for skilled full stack developers who can handle the diverse technological needs of these enterprises. The dynamic nature of startups further emphasizes the need for developers with versatile skill sets.


    4. SaaS Capital: The significant presence of over 20,000 Software as a Service (SaaS) startups underscores India’s prowess in the technology sector. As these SaaS companies continue to play a crucial role in global markets, the demand for full stack developers with expertise in building scalable and efficient software solutions becomes increasingly vital.


    5. India Demography Advantage: India’s demographic advantage as the youngest country with the largest working population contributes to the demand for full stack developers. The youthful workforce is more likely to adapt quickly to emerging technologies, making them a valuable asset in the tech industry. This demographic dividend aligns with the need for agile and skilled full stack developers to drive technological innovation in India.

    Step 3 : Innovative Delivery Model from WSA

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    Fig 5: WSA's Delivery Model Redefining Experiential Learning in Web Development

    In the innovative third step of WSA @ Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023, we unveiled the WSA Delivery Model—a unique approach to experiential learning within an Agile framework. This 9-month course is thoughtfully divided into three semesters, each strategically designed to empower students with a comprehensive skill set in web development.


    Experiential Learning With Agile Environment 

    Agile software development has become a widely accepted paradigm among companies engaged in web application development. The broad adoption of Agile is primarily attributed to it’s capacity to facilitate rapid delivery, iterative development approach, and maximize value for customers by delivering valuable features. Virtually all prominent organizations now adhere to an Agile-based software development model as a foundational methodology.


    For WSA students, we have strategically incorporated the Agile model into the learning process. Our full-stack web development curriculum encompasses both front-end technologies (ex: HTML, JavaScript) and back-end (ex: Node.js, Express.js) technologies. Departing from a conventional module-by-module learning approach, WSA has embraced a methodology aligned with real-time product development industry practices which was also demonstrated at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023. 


    At the outset of each semester, students are assigned a project, initiating a process wherein they comprehend project requirements and concurrently delve into the relevant technological topics essential for project implementation (e.g., HTML). This approach fosters an iterative learning environment wherein students implement these acquired skills in the project and receive ongoing feedback from mentors.


    Through multiple iterations across semesters, students progressively delve into diverse modules, implementing a spectrum of topics. This deliberate progression aims to mitigate student learning fatigue by allowing them to witness the development of a functional project right from the inception of their educational journey. Importantly, this pedagogical approach ensures a direct alignment with the practices employed in real-time product development, providing students with a comprehensive and industry-relevant educational experience.


    Here is the detailed break-up of semesters and key learning from our students. 


    1st Semester (Months 1-3): Foundation and Front-End Focus


    • Student Registration and Orientation: Begin your journey with a seamless onboarding process and orientation to set the stage for the exciting learning ahead.
    • Introduction to Developer Tools and Technologies: Dive into the essential tools and technologies that form the backbone of modern web development.
    • Front-End Development: Explore the building blocks of the web—HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Master the art of creating visually appealing and interactive user interfaces.
    • Basics of Backend Development: Lay the groundwork for backend development, understanding the fundamentals of NodeJS, Express, and MongoDB.
    • Building the First Full Stack Application: Apply your knowledge in a hands-on project, culminating in the creation of your first full-stack application.
    • Showcase and Present First Full Stack Application: Share your achievements and insights as you showcase your first full-stack application to peers and mentors.

    2nd Semester (Months 4-6): Backend Emphasis and Advanced Front End


    • Advanced Front-End Techniques: Elevate your front-end skills with advanced techniques in styling and user interface design.
    • Intensive Backend Development: Delve deeper into backend technologies, honing your skills in NodeJS, Express, and MongoDB.
    • Comprehensive Learning of Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA): Master the fundamentals of DSA, a crucial skill for any successful developer.
    • Building 3-5 Full Stack Applications: Apply your knowledge in a series of comprehensive projects, gaining hands-on experience in building robust full-stack applications.
    • Integration of DSA with Full Stack Development: Bridge the gap between theory and application by incorporating DSA principles into your full-stack development projects.
    • Present Portfolio of Small Full Stack Applications: Showcase a portfolio of your small full-stack applications, highlighting your growth and proficiency.

    3rd Semester (Months 7-9):


    Advanced DSA, Mock Interviews, Placement Essentials


    • Deep Dive into Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms: Take your DSA skills to the next level with an in-depth exploration of advanced data structures and algorithmic concepts.
    • Advanced Backend Development Techniques: Strengthen your backend development skills with advanced techniques and best practices.
    • Further Enhancement of Front-End Skills: Continuously refine and enhance your front-end skills, staying at the forefront of modern web development trends.
    • Mock Interview Essentials: Practice Sessions and Feedback: Prepare for success in the job market with mock interview practice sessions, providing valuable feedback to hone your interview skills.
    • Placement Essentials: Resume Building, Job Search Strategies: Receive guidance in building an impactful resume and learn effective job search strategies to maximize your opportunities.
    • Building 2 Full-Size Full Stack Applications: Apply your advanced skills in the development of two full-size, real-world applications, demonstrating your ability to tackle complex projects.
    • Final Touch on Projects and Comprehensive Review: Fine-tune your projects and undergo a comprehensive review, ensuring that your work meets industry standards.

    End of Course: Mock Interviews and Job Referral Support


    • Mock Interviews: Participate in mock interviews to further refine your interview skills and gain confidence in real-world scenarios.
    • Job Referral Support: Benefit from job referral support, leveraging our network to connect you with potential employers.

    Moreover, a brief overview of brochures and a contact card are provided, ensuring easy access to comprehensive information about the program and facilitating direct communication with the WSA team.


    In conclusion, WSA made a profound impact at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023, leaving an indelible mark on the tech education landscape. The unveiling of the WSA Delivery Model showcased an innovative approach to experiential learning within an Agile framework, reflecting a commitment to nurturing the next generation of Full Stack Developers. 

    The depth of knowledge shared, from exploring job market dynamics to uncovering key trends driving FSD demand in the Indian market, underscored WSA’s dedication to providing comprehensive insights. The positive response from industry experts and participants highlighted the program’s relevance and resonance within the tech community. 


    WSA’s presence at the summit, coupled with its revolutionary educational paradigm and impressive placement outcomes, positions it as a trailblazer in shaping the future of tech education. The Bangalore Tech Summit 2023 served as a platform for WSA to not only share knowledge but also to inspire and empower aspiring professionals, reinforcing its pivotal role in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

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