With a record for the highest number of appearances and easily the most number of talks at Great Indian Developer Summit, Venkat Subramaniam is nothing short of a patron saint for Indian software developers. Founder of Agile Developer, Inc., Venkat has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has significant experience in architecture, design, and development of software applications. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a frequent invited speaker at various international software conferences and user groups and voted a Rockstar at the 2012 edition of Great Indian Developer Summit.
He is author of .NET Gotchas (OReilly), coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer (Pragmatic Bookshelf) and author of Programming Groovy(Pragmatic Bookshelf)."
A GIDS veteran in his sixth straight year at the show, Scott Davis is author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy). Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development. He teaches public and private classes on Groovy and Grails for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies.
Scott is the co-founder of the Groovy/Grails Experience conference and is a regular presenter on the international technical conference circuit (including GIDS, No Fluff Just Stuff, JavaOne, OSCON, TheServerSide and QCON). In 2012, Scott was voted a Rock Star at Great Indian Developer Summit.
Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate at [Pivotal](http://gopivotal.com). Josh is the lead author on 4 books and instructor in one of Safari's best-selling video series, all on Spring. When he's not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include cloud-computing, business-process management, big-data and high availability, mobile computing and smart systems. He blogs on [spring.io](https://spring.io/team/jlong) or on [his personal blog](http://joshlong.com) and [on Twitter (@starbuxman)](http://twitter.com/starbuxman).
Raju Gandhi is a Java/Ruby/Clojure developer and a programming language geek. He has been writing software for the better part of a decade in several industries including education, finance, construction and the manufacturing sector. Raju has a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University. In his spare time you will find Raju reading, or watching movies, or playing with yet another programming language. He is affectionately known as looselytyped on Twitter.