Great Indian Developer Summit takes place in Bangalore in the summer, every year.
"GIDS was founded seven years ago to fill the need for a truly independent, vendor-agnostic, polyglot conference series. GIDS fits in with Saltmarch Media's ethos of empowering communities/professionals with information they require to spur change. Over 24,000+ attendees have benefited from the GIDS platform thus far and several hundreds have testified to the success they owe to GIDS -- from individuals who turned entrepreneurs, to garage start-ups who metamorphosed into full-fledged global operations, to several thousands who have reported super positive career upgrades and shifts," says Dilip Thomas, Chairman & CEO, Saltmarch Media.
If you are an IT professional and want to learn and assimilate technology know-how, augment executive decision-making, understand best practices and case studies, and absorb the innovation excellence of experts worlwide, in focused settings, GIDS is the place to be. You go back from GIDS having learned how to stay on the cutting-edge of constant flux.
The 2014 edition of GIDS featured a convergence of six broad tracks. GIDS.DATA and GIDS.Tutorials featuring forward looking keynotes and in-depth workshops, GIDS.NET featuring the best and latest from the world of Microsoft computing, GIDS.WEB and GIDS.MOBILE featuring technologies, platforms and business models to launch the next generation of successful web and mobile apps, GIDS.JAVA featuring rock solid content from the world of Enterprise Java, Agile and Dynamic Languages. With over 120+ sessions, keynotes and tutorials, the program packed all that a software developer, technical team lead, architects or project manager needs to determine which technologies will make the biggest impact this year, both for your career as well as your business.
Download all the available GIDS '14 presentation decks. Look up the gallery to view the moments, the wins, and the rapt attention, replete with stills and videos. The awards page provide a window to the 2014 winners, who emerged after three rigorous stages of evaluation. If you have not, you should also watch Motherjane, an Indian rock band, performing the Developer Anthem "Your Epitaph", specially commissioned by Saltmarch Media as an ode to India's developer ecosystem.
Cross pollination, competition/collaboration and choice are key to a thriving ecosystem. This is where vendor-neutral platforms such as GIDS and Mobile Developer Summit (MODS) differentiate themselves from company-led shows and trade shows. Platforms such as GIDS and MODS are also key for vendors to benchmark themselves against competition, understand the true needs of the communities they serve and at the same time up the bar with the products and solutions their communities need.
In 2015, GIDS will be held April 22-25 in Bangalore.