Google on Friday launched a day-long Mobile Developer Fest in Bengaluru to train young students in the latest mobile technologies. The event, which aims to train two million developers in the country, was conducted at the CMR Institute of Technology. It will be held in leading engineering colleges across 12 states later.
"While India has long maintained its position as a global base of tech talent, there is growing need to invest further in skilling India's large base of young students who are keen to learn newer technologies," William Florance, University Relations - Developer Products Group, Google, said in a statement.
The day-long fest gave computer science and engineering students insights across multiple product areas like Machine Learning, Firebase, Android and Progressive Web Apps.
Students can also participate in hands-on code labs sessions, and learn directly from Google certified developers.
The event will also provide an opportunity for students to become part of Google Developer Student Clubs and University Innovation Fellows.
Earlier this month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledged $1 billion in new initiatives to prepare people for the next generation technology jobs.
At an event in Pittsburgh, Pichai said Google will spend the money over the next five years to fund grants to nonprofits globally.
Google will fund organisations working in areas like closing the world's education gap, helping people prepare for the changing nature of work and ensuring that no one is excluded from opportunity.
"We're always asking how we can make sure the opportunities created by new technology are available for everyone, in any city, in any state," Pichai was quoted as saying.