• March 1, 2017

Decoding is fun and free at city’s 0Gravity

CHENNAI: A trip to a coding camp in the US opened up possibilities of the field to 14-year-old Krish Samtani, who was immediately hooked.

“I didn’t want to come back from the camp because I was learning so much,” smiles the Bengaluru boy, recently in the city to launch 0Gravity, a free coding club for children between 10 to 15 years. “At the camp, I was exposed to two different kinds of coding, one for game design and the other on mathematics. When I got back home, I searched for coding clubs in the city where I could practice and learn more but there was none!” There were online coding clubs, of course but they did not have enough technical expertise when he got stuck with something.
“I thought it would be a great idea to let kids learn about coding by starting a club where the onus is not just learning but also fun,” Krish says.
0Gravity was first launched in Bengaluru in January with the support of host company Saggezza, and recently launched in Chennai to resounding response. “We’ve got so many registrations that we had to ask many to wait and join the next course, that will start in a few months,” smiles Krish. The 0Gravity coding club will have weekly sessions of two hours each for three months, with each course having 25 participants.Read More

  • Febuary 20, 2017

Meet the youngest coding teacher and founder: how 14-year-old Krish Samtani is making coding free and fun for kids

We met a guy who’s seen the future, and he says he sees it in combinations of brackets and characters that form commands. A self-learned wizard at this language, he believes people from all walks of life must become a part of this narrative, for it can be thrilling, entertaining, and form the building blocks of the modern world. So, he’s decided to take it to them, absolutely free of cost.Read More

  • Febuary 25, 2017

0Gravity Coding Club in Chennai launched on 25th Feb

Greetings from 0Gravity.org!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of 0Gravity’s coding club in Chennai starting 25th February, 2017.We are honored that for the opening event, we will be joined by: Mr. Iqbal Sait, CEO of Saggezza; Rajendra Mootha, Director of IIT Madras Research Park and Professor Ashok Jhunjunwala of IIT Madras.

The event details are below:

Venue: Saggezza India Pvt Ltd., IIT Madras- Research Park, 9th Floor, Kanagam Road, Taramani, Chennai- 600 113.
Date: 25th February 2017, Saturday
Time: 2:00pm to 04:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there!
Krish, 0Gravity.org

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  • January 21, 2017

Vaishali Kasture and Iqbal Sait launch 0Gravity’s first coding club

Dear Parents, Children and Volunteers, Greetings from 0Gravity! We are pleased to announce that Vaishali Kasture and Iqbal Sait will launch 0gravity.org’s first coding club at Saggezza’s Bangalore office on the 21st January. The event is taking place from 2-4 pm. We will also have an introduction of the children who have been selected for this 12 weeks workshop and the volunteers; and initiate our first class.

Please find the speaker bios below:

Vaishali Kasture
is a Partner with Deloitte Consulting and responsible for Business Development for Banking, Capital markets clients in India. She is the Banking India Leader for Robotics process Automation (RPA), Blockchain and the D&I leader. Prior to this she was at Citi, helped found Infosys BPO and COO and Country head for Fulcrum Fund Administration. As MD Goldman Sachs, she managed Asset Management and Risk Operations for India and the Income and & Expense Management team globally.

She is a Co-Founder of Sonder Connect – A Not For Profit which mentors women led Start ups In India. She is also co-Founder for India Amateur Runners Trust – a Not for Profit which supports economically challenged Runners from tier 2 cities to break into the National Levels in athletics. Vaishali has co-produced the first two Running Movies In India – “2 Feet to Fly and “Run Sister Run”.

Iqbal Sait leads Saggezza’s operations in India and the United Kingdom. He ensures the timely delivery of Saggezza solutions to our clients across the globe and is also responsible for business development in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Iqbal brings over 20 years of technology experience to Saggezza, including 15 years of consulting for companies such as AT&T Bell Laboratories, Pfizer, and JP Morgan. Iqbal has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management,
Northwestern University.