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Oracle, Google, Microsoft, Sun, Salesforce.com Finalists at Great Indian Developer Awards

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 Category:


         Development Environments: 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

         Collaboration Solution: Oracle Collaboration Suite, WebEx Meeting Center, Zoho Writer, Mingle, Zimbra, Citrix GoToMeeting, Collabnet CuBIT

         Testing: Borland SilkTest, Agitar JUnit Factory, iTKO LISA 4 SOA Testing & Validation, Coverity Prevent Software Quality System, Parasoft JTest

         Security: Codenomicon Defensics, BEA Systems' AquaLogic Enterprise Security, Atlassian Crowd, Fortify Defender, Novell Identity & Security Management

         Content Management: Joomla, IBM Workplace Web Content Management, Interwoven TeamSite, MarkLogic Server 3.2, Skelta Software

         Web Development: Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET, Adobe ColdFusion 8, Appcelerator Platform, Salesforce.com's Force.com, /n Software's RSSBus

         Mobile Development: Symbian, Qualcomm's Brew, Eclipse eRCP, Netbeans Mobility (Java ME), Google Android

         Frameworks: SpringSource Spring Framework, ILOG Jviews, .NET Framework 3.0, JBoss Seams, Apache Struts

         Database: Microsoft SQL Server, BusinessObjects Crystal Reports, Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, Oracle Database 11g, Daffodil Database

         Top Ambassador: Nandan Nilekani - Infosys, S Ramadorai - Tata Consultancy Services, Ashank Desai - Mastek, Deepak Ghaisas - i-flex, Ganesh Natrajan - Zensar

         Top Committer: Peter Thomas Satyam Computer Services, Shreyas Srinivasan Geodesic Information Systems, Baishampayan Ghose - Cleartrip.com, Naba Kumar - Nokia, Ramesh Loganathan Progress Software

         Ecosystem Leader: Infosys Technologies, Wipro Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, i-flex Solutions, Patni Computer Systems

         Technical Books: 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 2.0 AJAX


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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