Virtusa’s 7-Day GenAI Bootcamp a Resounding Success

Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and IT services and solutions, recently hosted the “AWS PartyRock GenAI App Builder Bootcamp”, resulting in a record-breaking turnout of over 700 Virtusans from across the world actively participating in the seven-day event. The Bootcamp, hosted by Virtusa’s Reliability Engineering and Observability Guild in support of Managed Services, saw the remote participation of Virtusans from across five Advanced Technology Centers in Sri Lanka (Colombo), India (Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad), and Poland (Warsaw).

“GenAI – or Generative Artificial Intelligence – continues to reshape the realms of both technology and business by bringing powerful, limitless AI capabilities to the forefront,” commented Inderjeet Singh Aidhi – Vice President – Delivery, and Head of Managed Services. “But the potential of GenAI extends beyond automating tasks and creating content. It is revolutionizing organizational structures as well as their decision-making processes, providing business leaders with immense value creation opportunities and unprecedented transformative potential that simply must be explored.”

The intensive bootcamp focused on Large Language Models (LLMs) – a subset of GenAI specializing in text, which can be leveraged to help alleviate issues in troubleshooting, communication, and the automation of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), to foster a more robust and efficient SRE landscape. Insightful tech talks on the subject were delivered during the seven-day event by in-house experts, opening the floor for engaging discussions on current industry trends and the future potential of GenAI.

The tech talks were followed by the GenAI App Builder competition, where participants utilized the Amazon Bedrock Playground AWS PartyRock – a no-code solution, to streamline and expedite the GenAI app development process from ideation to implementation. Associate Engineering Manager Prabhu Jayseelan from Bangalore was adjudged the winner of the competition for developing a GenAI-based Chaos Engineering Tool, with the potential to enable software engineering teams to systematically plan, document, execute and analyze simulated attacks on components and systems to determine their resiliency.

“Multi-day events such as the GenAI Bootcamp allow us stay on top of disruptive technologies, and upskill ourselves to rapidly adopt these technologies in order to innovate future-ready solutions,” Jayseelan stated, following his win. “I am grateful to Virtusa and the Organizing Committee for giving us this chance to showcase our talent through this thrilling event. I look forward to more such opportunities.”

The event concluded with an Awards Ceremony which was graced by the Virtusa leadership, including Venkatesan Vijayaraghavan – Executive Vice President, and the Managed Services Leadership Team of Inderjeet Singh Aidhi – Vice President Delivery, Misnad Haque – Senior Principal Architect, and Khamarutheen Kottur Abdul Razak – Program Director, as well as Hussain Shabbir – Senior Principal Architect & Global Head of AWS Team in Cloud Services.

The organizing committee was led by Indika Wimalasuriya – Senior Systems Engineering Manager at VIrtusa, who was tirelessly supported by Navin A, Kumaraguru Sugunan, Sneha Anand, Sreedevi D B, Lourdu Jerald, Sushanth Dev Janardhan, and Baijnath Pandey.

About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovative engineering. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive the business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.

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