IT giant Microsoft Corporation has announced that Abishek Kumarasubramanian of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, will assist Bill Gates and his team in developing new technologies for one year.
The IITian has won a one-year internship with Microsoft by clearing Code4Bill, an India-specific competition. "Through Code4Bill, we have met some of the most promising technologists in the world, and are looking forward to one of them joining us to infuse creativity and a fresh perspective into our future technology strategy," Microsoft Corporate vice-president (Corporate Strategy) Alexander Gounares said.
"Code4Bill has provided me an insight into cutting-edge product development and innovation and by winning the competition, I have bagged an unmatched opportunity," Kumarasubramanian added. Code4Bill is a contest aimed at finding the best student programmers in India.
The prizes are huge – the top 20 get internships at Microsoft Research India and Microsoft India Development Center. Those who successfully complete their internships will be given the proverbial red pill – a chance to become a Microsoft employee.
The winner gets a chance to work – Bill Gates - as a part of his technical assistant team. The contest included three online technical challenges, and two rounds of interviews. Out of the 20,000-odd participants, 19 students got selected for two-month internship.