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The fifth Edition of the “GREAT INDIAN DEVELOPER SUMMIT” Kicks Off

  • Brings world’s leading software technology giants together on the same platform from April 17-20 2012 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Summit addresses three key technology areas for one of the largest software developer markets in the world
  • Attracts over 3500 developers across four days of the summit
  • World renowned luminaries, speakers and technology heads including Gerard Rego, Nelson Mattos, Bruno Georges, Mike Benkovich, Scott Davis, Josh Long, Ido Flatow to address the audience at the Great Indian Developer Summit 2012
  • Feature .NET conference on the first two days of the summit
  • Keynote address on “Windows Reimagined” by Harish Vaidyanathan, Head of Evangelism Efforts for Microsoft India and Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Corporation, India.

Bangalore, April 17, 2012: Saltmarch Media today kicked off the fifth edition of the country's biggest, independent, polyglot, IT developer focused event 'The Great Indian Developer Summit' at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The summit recognised as the single most inspirational and informative conference for the Indian IT developer community to be held from April 17- 20, 2012, brings together world's leading software giants and the most intelligent minds on the same platform in one of the largest developer markets in the world. The summit is presenting 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 summit is 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.

The summit over the next four days will feature 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 GIDS 2012 program offers incisive insight through keynotes, focused sessions, hands-on workshops, chalk talks, and Birds of Feather (BoF) discussions. The summit brings 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.

Some of the luminaries who addressed the GIDS .NET conference on the inaugural day of GIDS 2012 included Venkat Subramaniam, Founder of Agile Developer, Inc., speaking on “Evolution of C#-A departure from its roots,” Sander Hoogendoorn, global agile thought leader at Capgemini speaking on “How Frameworks Can Kill Your Projects & Patterns To Prevent Getting Killed”, Mike Benkovich, MSDN, Microsoft who spoke on “Mobile Games in the Cloud-Build Rock Paper Scissors on Windows Phone,” amongst others.

Delivering the first keynote address on the opening day GIDS 2012 on Windows Reimagined, Mr. Harish Vaidyanathan, Head, Evangelism Efforts for Microsoft India with Mr. Rajasekharan Vengalil, Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Corporation India, shared, “Building the next release of Microsoft Windows is an industry-wide effort Microsfot approaches with a strong sense of responsibilty and humility. Windows 8 reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices and will be the very best operating system for hundreds of millions of PCs, new and old, used by well over a billion people globally. We’ve been hard at work designing and buidling Windows 8 and want an open dialog with those of you who will be trying out the pre-release version.”

The day also saw some enlightening discussions by Mike Benkovich, who delivers technical presentations around the latest technologies for MSDn at Microsoft. Mike Benkovich presenting his paper on “Mobile Games in the Cloud-Build Rock Paper Scissors on Windows Phone, demonstrated how Windows Azure enables and extends the reach of mobile apps with the example of the classic Rock-Paper-Scissors game played on the phone against a service hosted in the cloud. He showcased the use of Access Control Services to use identiy from Google, Yahoo and Live ID to authenticate the user, then implement a SQL Azure database to store game history.

Few of the prominent speakers at the 4-day summit include Nelson Mattos (VP of Engineering, EMEA, Google), Gerard Rego (Head of Ecosystem and Developer Experience, Nokia), Dr. Venkat Subramaniam (Founder of Agile Developer Inc), Bruno Georges (Head, Enterprise Application Platforms Engineering Group, Red Hat Inc.). The summit will also host Season V of the Great Indian Developer Awards 2012 as part of Saltmarch Media’s continued efforts to recognize products and companies that have contributed to the success of the Indian IT developer ecosystem.

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 the Great Indian Developer Summit. The summit was envisionaged 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.”

“Whether you are a veteran or a newcomer to the world of .NET, Java, or Dynamic Languages and the Rich Web, Great Indian Developer Summit will provide the participants with a well-balanced learning experience that guarantees them to go back with a richer understanding of the technologies that makes a difference to their careers. There will also be ample networking opportunities amongst the developer community, besides meeting the creators of cutting-edge technologies, luminaries, authors, committers, community heroes, best speakers and experts from across the globe,” added Thomas.

More details on http://developersummit.com/speakers.html.

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