Bangalore, April 20, 2012: Saltmarch Media’s 2012 edition of the country's only independent annual IT developer event 'The Great Indian Developer Summit' held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, between April 17-20, 2012, drew its curtains today after an interesting four days of discussions, workshops and presentations. The four-day summit was attended by over 3750 developers from across the country and was addressed by world famous luminaries from the IT Industry. The summit brought together the world’s leading software giants and the most intelligent minds on the same platform in one of the largest developer markets in the world. Tech gurus from world over graced the occasion discussing new and improved technologies and experiential learning of software development practises were put to use.
Over four days, the summit featured a convergence of three on-the-radar co-located conferences – GIDS.NET, GIDS.WEB, GIDS.JAVA -- and a dedicated day for hands-on workshops – GIDS.WORKSHOPS. The summit brought to Bangalore, top experts in the developer ecosystem, internationally acclaimed speakers, visionaries, standard setters, luminaries, and committers from the world of software development to deliver sessions on three key technologies for the Indian developer – Java, Rich Web and Microsoft technologies.
Speaking about the summit, Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, GIDS Mainstay, Founder of Agile Developer Inc., Author of '.NET Gotchas', 'Practices of an Agile Developer' and 'Programming Groovy', said, "The summit presented to the Indian developer a unique opportunity to learn and assimilate technology know-how, augment executive decision-making, understand best practices and case studies, and absorb the innovation excellence of experts from India, Europe, US, and Asia Pacific."
The final day of the summit was focussed, hands-on workshops, GIDS.Workshops. Mr. Simon Ritter, Java Technology Evangelist, Oracle Corporation, during his workshop on "Concurrent Programming with the Java Platform" shared, "Traditional approaches have kept developers, testers, architects, project manager and others working in silo’s, leading to significant challenges with delivering projects on time. Today when business is demanding more from these teams, aligning with business becomes very critical to deliver successful projects."
Mr. Ramaprasanna Chellamuthu, Microsoft Developer Evangelist during the course of his workshop on "Developing Metro Applications for Windows 8," said, "The Web has transformed the world over the past decade and today it is all about the rich, connected and community driven web that is spear heading the world of services. At Microsoft, we are transforming our offerings and spear heading this era with our Connected Devices, Connected Entertainment, Connected Productivity, Connected Business and Connected Development to reshape our offerings for individuals, businesses and developers and to deliver to a broad range of compelling scenarios."
The other experts who conducted the workshops included Christopher Saunders, Developer Relations, BlackBerry on “BlackBerry WebWorks Bootcamp for the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet and BlackBerry Smartphone,” Vaideeswaran Sethuraman, Founder and CEO of Divum on “Android Development,” Venkat Subramaniam, Founder of Agile Developer, Inc., on “Pragmatics of Agility.”
With over 130 interesting sessions, avenues to challenge the customer’s current choice of technologies and business presuppositions in order to explore new vistas were shown. The summit also helped attendees decide which technologies will make the biggest impact in their career and business.
Speaking about the summit, Mr. Dilip Thomas, Chairman and CEO, Saltmarch Media said, "Great Indian Developer Summit has over the years become the largest developer focused event in India and probably the largest in this part of the world.”
"At Saltmarch, we believe the next wave of success will come from giving developers the freedom of movement (and the tools and languages that can move with them) when they need it and welcoming them home, which is where they will always return. The relationship will be stronger, richer and more fun," he added.
The four-day summit also witnessed the much awaited Great Indian Developer Awards 2012 on day two of the summit. In its fifth year running, Great Indian Developer Awards is one of its kind awards to recognise top products, the brains behind them and the companies that had contributed to the success of the great Indian IT revolution. The Great Indian Developer Awards recognize the product and innovation excellence of hundreds of software products and tools that aid developer productivity, across 11 different categories. The selection criteria applied by an international stature panel places emphasis on functionality, usability, innovation excellence, bleeding-edge quotient, and feedback from the developer ecosystem.
The Great Indian Developer Awards 2012 Winners across the various product categories included:
Speaking about the fifth edition of the summit, Dilip Thomas, Chairman and CEO of Saltmarch Media and Program Chair of Great Indian Developer Summit, said, “We are overwhelmed with the responses we have received over the years for Great Indian Developer Summit. The summit was envisioned to recognize, reward, and invigorate the collective ecosystem of ‘developers’; constituted by decision makers, analysts, architects, engineers, project managers, designers, and programmers. India being one of the largest developer markets in the world, the summit has been able to capture the interest of the software developer community from across the globe.”
The summit was supported by Nokia, Microsoft, Google, Red Hat, Blackberry, VMware, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Telerik, CloudBees, ThoughtWorks, GrapeCity, Broadridge, Pearson, Mindtree, Verizon, PluralSight, JetBrains and SafeNet, among others.
More details on http://developersummit.com.
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