Google, Microsoft, Sun, Salesforce.com Finalists at Great Indian Developer
Vote for Trailblazing Individuals and Products
Par Excellence; Voting Closes May 02 2008
Bangalore April 07, 2008
Saltmarch Media announced today that voting is open for the 2008 edition of Great
Indian Developer Awards. This first-of-its-kind awards in India recognize
trailblazing individuals, technologies, and organizations that are contributing
to the evangelism, productivity and innovation excellence of the Indian
developer ecosystem. This years awards will be given away across 15 categories
at an exclusive awards nite at the Great Indian Developer Summit, May 19-23
2008 in Bangalore.
In Stage I, from January 25 to March 14,
nominations were accepted from across 15 open individual and product
categories. These were short-listed and a total of 75 nominees have been
announced from the summit website. From now until May 02, everyone is invited
to cast their votes for their favorites in the shortlist from here http://developersummit.com/awards.html#vote.
The rigorous selection process for the awards
doesnt end there, however. Once voting closes on May 02, the votes will be
counted and a final list of three nominees from each category will be made
available to the high stature awards jury. The awards jury will cast their vote
on the finalist, thus arriving on a winner for each of the 15 categories.
The awards jury is comprised of distinguished
executives, seasoned industry professionals, and academia whose expertise spans
the entire information technology gamut. This years jury include the President
of AdaptivePath & Father of Ajax (Jesse James Garrett), VP for
Server Technologies at Oracle (Vijay Anand), Head for Google India
R&D (Prasad Ram), General Manager for DPE at Microsoft India
(Tarun Gulati), Head of Accenture Labs India (Lin Chase), VP &
Head at SETLabs at Infosys Technologies (Subu Goparaju), Silverlight
Geek at Microsoft (Jesse Liberty), Founder of Agile Developer Inc.
(Dr. Venkat Subramaniam), IT Secretary to the Government of Karnataka (M
N Vidyashankar), World-wide President of IEEE (Dr. Rangachar Kasturi),
and Associate Director of Indian Institute of Science (Prof. N.
Balakrishnan) among others. For a complete list of jury members, see http://developersummit.com/conference.html#advisor.
The panel members all vouch for the Great
Indian Developer Awards as the one-of-its-kind awards program that will
highlight product excellence, research and innovation, corporate achievements,
the strongest individual efforts, and the most compelling community efforts
among the entire IT developer fraternity in India.
Nominated Individuals and Products by
Eclipse, KDevelop, Sun Java Studio Enterprise IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, Oracle
JDeveloper, JBuilder 2007
Design and Modeling:
Telelogic Rhapsody, Sybase PowerDesigner, Compuware OptimalJ, Borland Together
Architect, Serena Mashup Composer, MyEclipse
Change and Configuration Management:
Perforce, AccuRev Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System,
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, CA Software Change Manager
Oracle Collaboration Suite, WebEx Meeting Center, Zoho Writer, Mingle, Zimbra,
Citrix GoToMeeting, Collabnet CuBIT
Borland SilkTest, Agitar JUnit Factory, iTKO LISA 4 SOA Testing &
Validation, Coverity Prevent Software Quality System, Parasoft JTest
Codenomicon Defensics, BEA Systems' AquaLogic Enterprise Security, Atlassian
Crowd, Fortify Defender, Novell Identity & Security Management
Joomla, IBM Workplace Web Content Management, Interwoven TeamSite, MarkLogic
Server 3.2, Skelta Software
Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET, Adobe ColdFusion 8, Appcelerator Platform,
Salesforce.com's Force.com, /n Software's RSSBus
Symbian, Qualcomm's Brew, Eclipse eRCP, Netbeans Mobility (Java ME), Google
SpringSource Spring Framework, ILOG Jviews, .NET Framework 3.0, JBoss Seams,
Microsoft SQL Server, BusinessObjects Crystal Reports, Sybase Adaptive Server
Enterprise, Oracle Database 11g, Daffodil Database
Nandan Nilekani - Infosys, S Ramadorai - Tata Consultancy Services, Ashank
Desai - Mastek, Deepak Ghaisas - i-flex, Ganesh Natrajan - Zensar
Peter Thomas Satyam Computer Services, Shreyas Srinivasan Geodesic Information
Systems, Baishampayan Ghose - Cleartrip.com, Naba Kumar - Nokia, Ramesh
Loganathan Progress Software
Infosys Technologies, Wipro Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, i-flex
Solutions, Patni Computer Systems
Oreilly Head Rush Ajax, Packt Java EE 5 Development using GlassFish Application
Server, Apress Beginning Java SE 6 Platform: From Novice to Professional,
Apress Beginning C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Wrox Beginning ASP.NET
The awards will be held on the sidelines of
the Great Indian Developer Summit, happening May 19-23 2008
(http://www.developersummit.com). The summit will feature three co-located
conferences on .NET, Rich Web and Java. Attendees will get the opportunity to
learn bleeding-edge technologies, what business models are working, what's next
on the horizon, and how all of this will affect their own organizations and
business. They'll also be left plenty of time for catching up with old friends
and making new acquaintances at the evening parties and the 5-day tradeshow.
Sessions will cover issues such as "The Future of Enterprise Java",
"Web Plumbing 101 - Practical Semantic Web", "Delivering
Long-term Value In a Short-Term World", "What It Takes to become an
Enterprise Developer", as well as real-world workshops on "The
Elements of User Experience", "Parachuting Into Brownfields",
"SQL Server 2008 Deep Dive", "Sharepoint 2007 Development",
and much more. See program here http://developersummit.com/speakers.html.
The summit is made possible by support from
Oracle, Microsoft, Forum Nokia, Infragistcs, SAP, Adobe, Progress Software,
Dapper, Dreamface, Cordys, Farata Systems, Lightstreamer, Feedback FX, Advanced
Millenium Technologies and Parasoft among others.
For more information on the awards and to
vote, see http://developersummit.com/awards.html.
For more information on Great Indian Developer
Summit 2008, look up http://www.developersummit.com/.
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