Celebrate. Inspire. Network

A two-day conference on the role of women in technology and society
With inspiring speakers, fun events, and exciting prizes!

March 6-7, 2019

Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (A), Hyderabad


From the earliest days of computer science, women have made crucial contributions to its progress. As our world today moves towards a brighter and more equal future, it is time we sit up and take notice of these contributions. Organizations around the globe are pushing for more recognition for women in technology, and young girls are being encouraged to take up technology as a career choice. In keeping with this spirit, the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology is proud to host its first ever event focused on the role of women in technology on 6th and 7th March. Organized with the theme “Celebrate, Inspire, Network”, TechTara will feature a diverse and eminent panel of speakers, who will deliver talks and participate in panel discussions. Other events will also be conducted to help students identify and display their skills.



Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (A)
Gandipet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075


Keerthi: 8074579249

Charita: 7036093933

Ankitha: 9502320835


Swathi Bavanaka

Swathi Bavanaka, CoFounder and COO of Evibe.in, did her MS in CS from the USA and returned back to India with her passion for startups. At Evibe, she takes care of business strategies, user experience, and sales.

She has been identified as an emerging women entrepreneur of 2018 by YourStory and recognized as one of the top 10 Women Techmakers across India by Google. She leads WTM Hyderabad chapter and she aspires to bring in more women in tech.

Smt D. Sandhya Sree Reddy

Smt D. Sandhya Sree Reddy, chairperson D&P Committee, CBES, did her Bachelor of Architecture in JNTU, Hyderabad and completed Masters in Architecture in School of Architecture and Planning, New Delhi.

She is a practicing architect in Hyderabad since 1990. She is a member of Indian Institute of Architects and a member of International Society of Landscape Architecture.

Rani Paruchuri

Rani Paruchuri, Founder & CEO of Dream Tekis Software, aquired her Bachelor of Science degree from Osmania University. She worked as a project manager at Chakkilam Infotech and Intel.

In 2006, she started Dream Tekis Software Pvt. Ltd. specialising in Insurance Software Products. She is a passionate entrepreneur and technologist with more than two decades of experience in IT industry. She is the Chief Architect of all the Insurance products developed in Dream Tekis. She loves coding and training. She is a supporter of Women in Technology and entrepreneurship.

Dr.Priti Chandra

As the Head of Cyber Security Egovernance & Strategic Systems at ASL, Dr.Priti Chandra has been serving DRDO for the last 25 years. She is a Computer Science Post Graduate and was awarded Doctorate by Central University, Hyderabad for her research in AI.

Her vast experience on DRDO systems for armed forces includes Integrated Security Surveillance systems, camouflaging for the strategic missile program. She has published 25 research papers in International Journals and conferences. She is a regular reviewer in International Journals and Conferences.

Pravallika Achythuni

Pravallika Achyuthuni is the Vice President of Swecha, a non-profit organisation which works to take forward free software and its ideological implications to all corners of our country from the developed domains to the underprivileged. She has been associated with the organisation for 10 years now.

She has done her post graduation in Business Analytics from Great Lakes Institute of Management. She has 5+ years of experience as a Main Frame developer and is currently working at Verizon India.

Aziz Tayyaba

Aziz Unnisa Tayyaba, former Indian Airforce officer,has been a “hard-core" air warrior so much so that her parasailing exploits were even listed in the Limca Book of Records. In 2009, after 16 years in the air force, she completed her commission and was forced to retire.

She went to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, completed the six-month business management course for defence personnel and joined the human resources department of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in Hyderabad. She tries to use her experience to add new dimensions to her current workplace.

Pratyusha Parakala

A software professional turned RJ, Pratyusha Parakala is the only woman from AP and Telangana to go on an expedition to Antarctica to study about climatic change and sustainable living. She was the Climate Force Antarctica Ambassador in 2018.

She received state-level Vishista Puraskaram Award, 2018 from the Government of Telangana. She is also an expert in applying academic background and technical skills to create a positive drift in the organisation. She even launched a new radio station, Mirchi Love in Hyderabad.

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9:15 - 9:45 AM
9:45 - 10:15 AM
10:15 - 10:35 AM
Keynote Address
10:35 - 10:45 AM
Tea Break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel Discussion on Women in Technology
12:15 - 12:35 PM
Talk #1
12:35 - 12:45 PM
Interactive activity: Story Building
12:45 - 01:05 PM
Talk #2
01:05 - 01:45 PM
1:45 - 4:00 PM
Compile-Build-Run Round1
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Keynote Address
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion on Women in Society
12:00 - 12:10 PM
Tea Break
12:10 - 12:30 PM
Talk #3
12:30 - 12:40 PM
Interactive activity: Spot Presentation
12:40 - 01:00 PM
Talk #4
01:00 - 01:30 PM
01:30 - 02:15 PM
Speed Mentoring
02:15 - 02:45 PM
Compile-Build-Run Round2
02:45 - 03:10 PM
Ace Your Career
3:10 - 4:00 PM
Prize Distribution & Closing Ceremony

Essay Writing


  • Challenges women face in the workplace today and how they can be overcome (eg workplace harassment exposed by #MeToo)
  • Who is a woman you look up to and what qualities do you admire in her?

Word Limit: 500

Last Date: March 05, 2019

Send your submissions to techtaracbit@gmail.com

Coding Contest

Go to TaraCode!

Ends on March 5, 2019





Krishna Sri


Sai Sreeshma


Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet

Ticket: INR 100/-