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India: Seed-Funded Career-Focused Startup Masai School Begins Operations in Bengaluru

The school provides a free, five-month full-stack web development programme along with personality development

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The school offers coding-centric learning programmes designed to train and mould learners. Pixabay

Aiming to train over 500 students in coding in a year, seed-funded career-focused startup Masai School on Monday began its operations in Bengaluru.

Founded by Prateek Shukla, co-founder of home rental startup Grabhouse, the school offers coding-centric learning programmes designed to train and mould learners into skilled professionals.

The school provides a free, five-month full-stack web development programme along with personality development and soft skills coaching.

“Our courses are based on a coding-only curriculum and are designed according to current industry requirements,” Shukla said in a statement.

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Aiming to train over 500 students in coding in a year, seed-funded career-focused startup Masai School on Monday began its operations. Pixabay

“At Masai, our students are given the experience of working in a corporate set up along with mastering their coding skills for 10-12 hours a day.”

Open to anybody seeking training in coding, learners are enrolled for free and are allowed to pay the course fee at a later date, post bagging a suitable job.

As part of the admission, students are required to sign an income-share agreement with the school.

After securing a job with a salary package of 6 lakh per annum or more, students would have to pay 15 per cent of their income to Masai School for the first three years of employment that amounts to a total of Rs 3 lakh.

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If a student gets appointed at a package of less than Rs 6 Lakh, they would not have to pay anything right away, said the school.

Shukla said that since organisations today give more priority to skill-set rather than educational background, the Masai Schol is intended to fill the wide skill gap that exists in the country when it comes to coding. (IANS)

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Google Acquires No-Code Application Development Platform AppSheet to Help Businesses

"The deal is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the coming weeks," said Google

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Google also announced the acquisition of Pointy, a company based in Dublin, Ireland that has helped thousands of local retailers bring their product inventory online. Pixabay

Google has acquired leading no-code application development platform AppSheet to help businesses create and extend applications without coding.

AppSheet is used by a number of enterprises across a variety of industries. The acquisition will help enterprises empower millions of citizen developers to more easily create and extend applications without the need for professional coding skills, Google said in a statement.

“With this acquisition, customers will be able to develop richer applications at scale that leverage not only Google Sheets and Forms which are already popular with customers, but other top Google technologies like Android, Maps and Google Analytics,” said Amit Zavery Vice President, Business Application Platform, Google Cloud.

Founded in 2012 in Seattle, AppSheet’s customers include Pepsi, Toyota, Whirlpool, the Global Cancer Institute, Costco and the University of Michigan, among others. “AppSheet customers can continue to integrate with a number of cloud-hosted data sources including Salesforce, Dropbox, AWS DynamoDB and MySQL,” said Zavery.

AppSheet complements Google Cloud’s strategy to reimagine the application development space with a platform that helps enterprises innovate with no-code development, workflow automation, application integration and API management as they modernise their business processes in the cloud. “As we’ve matured, so has the IT industry, and there is now a tremendous pent-up demand for enterprise automation,” said Praveen Seshadri, AppSheet CEO.

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Google has acquired leading no-code application development platform AppSheet to help businesses create and extend applications without coding. Pixabay

“With the rise of low- and no-code platforms, citizen development has emerged as the strategic way for modern organisations to invest, innovate, and compete,” he added. Google also announced the acquisition of Pointy, a company based in Dublin, Ireland that has helped thousands of local retailers bring their product inventory online.

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With Pointy, merchants simply plug a small box into their barcode scanner or install the Pointy app on their point of sale system, which surfaces the products that they sell directly into the “See what’s in store” section of their business profile on Google Search.

“The deal is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the coming weeks,” said Google. (IANS)