Wipro Technologies, (NYSE: WIT) the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Ltd (NYSE: WIT) today announced the launch of the Wipro AppLife Contest for engineering students to showcase their creative and technical talent in developing mobile applications for consumers and enterprises. The contest will start on June 19, 2012 with final entries being accepted until December 18, 2012.
The Wipro AppLife Contest, a unique crowdsourcing-cum-engagement initiative for engineering students in India would be hosted on Wipro’s “Campus Arena” portal- a social learning network,which bridges the gap between campuses and the company. Wipro AppLife is a successful social collaborative mobile platform that has allowed Wiproites to showcase their creative and technical talent in building cross-platform smartphone and tablet apps for consumers and enterprises. Wipro is now extending this platform to engineering colleges through this contest to encouragefuture engineers, to think outside the box and suggest holistic solutions for the industry.
“Today’sstudents require a hands-on experience coupled with adequate exposure to industry veterans to really hone their skills. The WiproAppLifeContest provides the perfect platform for both and helps Wipro to identify and nurture this young talent. Through this initiative, we hope to provide the students with mentorship, tools and frameworks to help them utilize their creative energies and develop skillsets on future technologies like iOS , Android, HTML 5 and other open source platforms,” says Gaurav Dhall, Global Head – Mobility Solutions, Wipro Technologies.
The AppLife contest would become a medium for Wipro to engage students, identify talent and nurture them. The contest will be open to all final and pre-final year students of Wipro accredited engineering colleges across India. The students of these colleges are expected to register online to download a software development kit necessary for them to participate and develop mobile applications for any smart phone and tablet. Wipro will have mentors from its Mobility Training Academy team who will constantly interact with the students to help them better understand latest mobile technologies and prepare them for the contest.
The contest will not only allow students to become early starters in the mobile application development space, but will also enable their ideas to see the light of the day through real time application development.
About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 131,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.