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scott davis

Scott Davis

A GIDS veteran in his seventh straight year at the show, Scott Davis is author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developer Works 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.

Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi

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.

Marty Hall

Marty Hall

Marty Hall is president of coreservlets.com, a training and consulting company focusing on server-side Java technology, and front-end development with JavaScript and jQuery. In addition to long Java development and consulting experience, Marty has an extensive background in teaching and training, having given training courses on Java (now using Java 8), JSF 2, PrimeFaces, Android, JavaScript, jQuery, GWT, and other Java EE topics in Japan, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico, India, Cambodia, Norway, and dozens of US venues. He has taught onsite at Google, General Motors, VeriSign, Symantec, the US Federal Reserve Bank, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Learjet, the US Navy, the Australian Treasury Department, Telenor Norway, and dozens of other organizations around the world. JavaU @ JavaOne
A popular and entertaining speaker, Marty has also spoken at conferences and user groups around the world, including GIDS Bangalore, Comdex, the Web 2.0 Expo, and six times at JavaOne, most recently in 2015. Marty is also adjunct faculty in the Johns Hopkins University part-time graduate program in Computer Science, where he directs the Java and Web-related concentration areas.
Marty Hall is also the lead author of six popular Java EE books from Pearson, including Core Servlets and JSP, and is the co-author of the upcoming JSF 2.3 edition of Core JSF. He has also produced training videos for Pearson on JSF, PrimeFaces, Java 8 lambdas and streams (for those that know Java 7), general Java programming using Java 8 (for those new to Java), JavaScript, and jQuery.
Although based in the USA, Marty is well known in India. He has spoken twice previously at GIDS, and has given intensive Java EE training courses in both Bangalore and Hyderabad. In addition, several of his Java EE books have been reprinted in India.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy is a freelance software developer living in India. He has been programming and teaching for a living since 1997. Sathyaish's areas of expertise is programming applications targeting the .NET framework using C# and VB.NET. He started his career programming Visual Basic 5.0 with the Win32 API. Sathyaish has authored .NET programming courses for WintellectNOW and is on his way to completing his first course with Pluralsight. In addition to technical training programs, Sathyaish also conducts motivational workshops on goal-setting.

Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

Ilayaperumal is a developer at Spring team in Pivotal. He is one of the committers of Spring XD, Spring Cloud Dataflow and Spring Cloud Stream eco system of projects. Prior to joining Spring team, he worked with VMware vFabric, Cloud Foundry and Hyperic products. As an open source enthusiast, he has organised and presented in meetups/tech-talks related to Spring projects.

Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura is Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc. His career spans over 15 years of entrepreneurial technology leadership, having built and led technology platform marketing and product organizations across a wide range of software organizations from startup to billion-dollar levels. Miko is based in silicon valley and has created shareholder value through buying and selling many companies. He is a Limited Partner with Focus Ventures, a VC firm with over a half billion dollars under management.
Earlier, Miko was Chief Java Evangelist for the Java Platform at Sun Microsystems. He has worked extensively with software startup companies, raising more than $12 million in capital for silicon valley and overseas startups. He has worked extensively with investment bankers, venture capital firms and startups in an advisory capacity.
Matsumura holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a master's degree in neuroscience from Yale University. He was named at Cloud Expo 2009 West as one of the World's 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers.

Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman

Reza is a recovering independent consultant and now Java EE evangelist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at developer gatherings worldwide including JavaOne and NFJS. He is an avid contributor to community sites like JavaLobby and TSS. Reza has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. All views voiced are squarely his alone, not Oracle's.

Kiru Samapathy

Kiru Samapathy

Kiru Samapathy is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks and has over 9 years of technology consulting experience. She has helped clients achieve tangible business outcomes through implementation of best practices in DevOps such as Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Service and Containerisation. Her core expertise includes Microservices, Continuous Delivery, and Cloud. She also has a keen interest in functional programming languages and in the ways these languages can solve complex problems with simpler solutions.

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh is a Senior Consultant at Thoughtworks currently focussed on mobile development on Windows Phone and Android. Previously he has worked on web development and devops as well. Usually C# is his weapon of choice but he loves experimenting with Scala as well. He loves using open source software in .net to deliver high value to clients. He is keen on leveraging learnings from functional programming languages and tools to make application more robust against failure. He also holds keen interest in devops and continuous delivery. Ashutosh has spoken previously at GIDS as well as other user groups. He also loves french fries.

Anand S

Anand S

Anand is the Chief Data Scientist at Gramener.com. He and his team explore insights from data and communicates these as visual stories. Anand also builds the Gramener Visualisation Server -- Gramener's flagship product. Anand has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. He has worked at IBM, Lehman Brothers, The Boston Consulting Group and Infosys Consulting. He blogs at s-anand.net.

Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta is the Vice President of developer advocacy at Couchbase. Prior to that, he led developer advocacy and technical marketing for JBoss Middleware at Red Hat. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems and then at Oracle, Gupta helped build and grow the Java developer community around the world.
At Oracle, Gupta led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs.
Gupta has been a prolific blogger since 2005 and has authored more than 2,000 blog posts on technology. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. He is the author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, and a JUG leader.

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo (http://www.triplingo.com/ ). He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, "Java Database Programming with JDBC". He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He's in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and well everything except Perl.
Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad is an experienced software architect focusing on Enterprise Java. He is participating in the Java Community Process as a member of the Expert Groups for JSR 368 (JMS 2.1), JSR 371 (MVC 1.0), JSR 375 (Java EE Security API). He is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team. He has been working with Java since the beginning and has over the years tried out everything from lightweight mobile applications to large scale enterprise applications. His experience covers all aspects of designing architectures based on a variety of technologies including standard Java EE as well as more lightweight frameworks such as Spring and a variety of open source products
Ivar is always focusing on quality and on using the right tools and technologies for the right task to optimize the software development process. Ivar is a frequent speaker at international developer conferences.

Lohith G N

Lohith G N

Lohith has around 15 years of industry experience on Microsoft Technology stack. He has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional title for last 5 years in a row for his expertise in Web Technologies using ASP.NET. He is a Production Engineer by education but got in to Software engineering thanks to FORTRAN. He speaks in various Technical Conference in India which include TechEd, GIDS, MODS, jsFOO to name a few. He is regular speaker in local user groups and heads Bangalore Dotnet User Group. BDotNet is a premiere user group in India and one of the active user groups.

Shwetank Dixit

Shwetank Dixit

Shwetank is PM of the browser extensions platform in Opera as well as part of Opera's Developer Relations team. Over the years, he was worked to evangelize open web standards and cutting edge web technologies. He has written technical articles and his thoughts on technology have been covered in a variety of publications (like the Times of India, The Hindu, .Net Magazine, DeveloperFusion, Dev.Opera and more) and regularly talks at various developer conferences around the world, having given more than 80 talks in more than 10 countries. He is also part of the W3C Mobile Web for Social Development Group, and in his off-time you can see him research the effects of technology, as well as technology policy on the world, especially developing economies.

Paul King

Paul King

Dr. Paul King has been contributing to open source projects for nearly 30 years and is an active committer on numerous projects including Groovy, GPars and Gradle. He has worked in numerous roles helping customers wanting to embrace new technologies, harness best practices and innovate. Paul speaks at international conferences, publishes in software magazines and journals, and is a co-author of Manning's best-seller: Groovy in Action, 2nd Edition.

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga is a speaker at many conferences and an author of books, focused on Java EE, JavaScript, and NetBeans IDE. He is a JavaOne Rockstar and has spoken at all kinds of software developer conferences, especially on Java and JavaScript. He works for the Oracle Developer Tools organization, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, focused on developer technologies such as Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit and NetBeans IDE. He is an expert on the NetBeans APIs and on the framework underneath it, which is the NetBeans Platform, used as the basis of software at NATO, NASA, and many other large organizations. He recently published "Beginning NetBeans IDE for Java Developers", published by Apress, August 2015.

Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development and Visual Studio and development technologies. He leads the Windows App development team at Cleartrip, Bangalore. He is an author, technical presenter and a Geek. He is a co-author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using HTML and JavaScript" for Apress publication. Senthil is actively involved in the local developer communities and is also one of the active member of the Bangalore .NET User Group (BDotnet). He is a regular speaker in local User Groups and Conferences and has presented in conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit, Microsoft DevCamps and WebCamps.

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan has nearly eleven years of experience developing awesome products and loves to works on full stack - from front end, to backend and scale. Though he graduated as a civil engineer, Ranganathan has worked with a few software companies, tried two startups and at present works for ThoughtWorks as Technology Lead, where he is contributing to open source products. He runs one of the top technology meetups in Hyderabad - Hyderabad Scalability Meetup. He is very interested in exploring Big data technologies and is a regular speaker. He has recently spoken at Apache Big Data Europe 2015, GIDS 2015, and many other meetups and conferences.

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scott davis

Scott Davis

A GIDS veteran in his seventh 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.

Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura is Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc. His career spans over 15 years of entrepreneurial technology leadership, having built and led technology platform marketing and product organizations across a wide range of software organizations from startup to billion-dollar levels. Miko is based in silicon valley and has created shareholder value through buying and selling many companies. He is a Limited Partner with Focus Ventures, a VC firm with over a half billion dollars under management.
Earlier, Miko was Chief Java Evangelist for the Java Platform at Sun Microsystems. He has worked extensively with software startup companies, raising more than $12 million in capital for silicon valley and overseas startups. He has worked extensively with investment bankers, venture capital firms and startups in an advisory capacity.
Matsumura holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a master's degree in neuroscience from Yale University. He was named at Cloud Expo 2009 West as one of the World's 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers.

Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta is the Vice President of developer advocacy at Couchbase. Prior to that, he led developer advocacy and technical marketing for JBoss Middleware at Red Hat. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems and then at Oracle, Gupta helped build and grow the Java developer community around the world.
At Oracle, Gupta led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs.
Gupta has been a prolific blogger since 2005 and has authored more than 2,000 blog posts on technology. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. He is the author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, and a JUG leader.

Paul King

Paul King

Dr. Paul King has been contributing to open source projects for nearly 30 years and is an active committer on numerous projects including Groovy, GPars and Gradle. He has worked in numerous roles helping customers wanting to embrace new technologies, harness best practices and innovate. Paul speaks at international conferences, publishes in software magazines and journals, and is a co-author of Manning's best-seller: Groovy in Action, 2nd Edition.

Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi

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.

Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman

Reza is a recovering independent consultant and now Java EE evangelist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at developer gatherings worldwide including JavaOne and NFJS. He is an avid contributor to community sites like JavaLobby and TSS. Reza has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. All views voiced are squarely his alone, not Oracle's.

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo (http://www.triplingo.com/ ). He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, "Java Database Programming with JDBC". He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He's in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and well everything except Perl.
Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga is a speaker at many conferences and an author of books, focused on Java EE, JavaScript, and NetBeans IDE. He is a JavaOne Rockstar and has spoken at all kinds of software developer conferences, especially on Java and JavaScript. He works for the Oracle Developer Tools organization, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, focused on developer technologies such as Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit and NetBeans IDE. He is an expert on the NetBeans APIs and on the framework underneath it, which is the NetBeans Platform, used as the basis of software at NATO, NASA, and many other large organizations. He recently published "Beginning NetBeans IDE for Java Developers", published by Apress, August 2015.

Marty Hall

Marty Hall

Marty Hall is president of coreservlets.com, a training and consulting company focusing on server-side Java technology, and front-end development with JavaScript and jQuery. In addition to long Java development and consulting experience, Marty has an extensive background in teaching and training, having given training courses on Java (now using Java 8), JSF 2, PrimeFaces, Android, JavaScript, jQuery, GWT, and other Java EE topics in Japan, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico, India, Cambodia, Norway, and dozens of US venues. He has taught onsite at Google, General Motors, VeriSign, Symantec, the US Federal Reserve Bank, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Learjet, the US Navy, the Australian Treasury Department, Telenor Norway, and dozens of other organizations around the world. JavaU @ JavaOne
A popular and entertaining speaker, Marty has also spoken at conferences and user groups around the world, including GIDS Bangalore, Comdex, the Web 2.0 Expo, and six times at JavaOne, most recently in 2015. Marty is also adjunct faculty in the Johns Hopkins University part-time graduate program in Computer Science, where he directs the Java and Web-related concentration areas.
Marty Hall is also the lead author of six popular Java EE books from Pearson, including Core Servlets and JSP, and is the co-author of the upcoming JSF 2.3 edition of Core JSF. He has also produced training videos for Pearson on JSF, PrimeFaces, Java 8 lambdas and streams (for those that know Java 7), general Java programming using Java 8 (for those new to Java), JavaScript, and jQuery.
Although based in the USA, Marty is well known in India. He has spoken twice previously at GIDS, and has given intensive Java EE training courses in both Bangalore and Hyderabad. In addition, several of his Java EE books have been reprinted in India.

Kiru Samapathy

Kiru Samapathy

Kiru Samapathy is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks and has over 9 years of technology consulting experience. She has helped clients achieve tangible business outcomes through implementation of best practices in DevOps such as Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Service and Containerisation. Her core expertise includes Microservices, Continuous Delivery, and Cloud. She also has a keen interest in functional programming languages and in the ways these languages can solve complex problems with simpler solutions.

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad is an experienced software architect focusing on Enterprise Java. He is participating in the Java Community Process as a member of the Expert Groups for JSR 368 (JMS 2.1), JSR 371 (MVC 1.0), JSR 375 (Java EE Security API). He is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team. He has been working with Java since the beginning and has over the years tried out everything from lightweight mobile applications to large scale enterprise applications. His experience covers all aspects of designing architectures based on a variety of technologies including standard Java EE as well as more lightweight frameworks such as Spring and a variety of open source products.
Ivar is always focusing on quality and on using the right tools and technologies for the right task to optimize the software development process. Ivar is a frequent speaker at international developer conferences.

Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development and Visual Studio and development technologies. He leads the Windows App development team at Cleartrip, Bangalore. He is an author, technical presenter and a Geek. He is a co-author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using HTML and JavaScript" for Apress publication. Senthil is actively involved in the local developer communities and is also one of the active member of the Bangalore .NET User Group (BDotnet). He is a regular speaker in local User Groups and Conferences and has presented in conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit, Microsoft DevCamps and WebCamps.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy is a freelance software developer living in India. He has been programming and teaching for a living since 1997. Sathyaish's areas of expertise is programming applications targeting the .NET framework using C# and VB.NET. He started his career programming Visual Basic 5.0 with the Win32 API. Sathyaish has authored .NET programming courses for WintellectNOW and is on his way to completing his first course with Pluralsight. In addition to technical training programs, Sathyaish also conducts motivational workshops on goal-setting.

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh is a Senior Consultant at Thoughtworks currently focussed on mobile development on Windows Phone and Android. Previously he has worked on web development and devops as well. Usually C# is his weapon of choice but he loves experimenting with Scala as well. He loves using open source software in .net to deliver high value to clients. He is keen on leveraging learnings from functional programming languages and tools to make application more robust against failure. He also holds keen interest in devops and continuous delivery. Ashutosh has spoken previously at GIDS as well as other user groups. He also loves french fries.

Lohith G N

Lohith G N

Lohith has around 15 years of industry experience on Microsoft Technology stack. He has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional title for last 5 years in a row for his expertise in Web Technologies using ASP.NET. He is a Production Engineer by education but got in to Software engineering thanks to FORTRAN. He speaks in various Technical Conference in India which include TechEd, GIDS, MODS, jsFOO to name a few. He is regular speaker in local user groups and heads Bangalore Dotnet User Group. BDotNet is a premiere user group in India and one of the active user groups.

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan has nearly eleven years of experience developing awesome products and loves to works on full stack - from front end, to backend and scale. Though he graduated as a civil engineer, Ranganathan has worked with a few software companies, tried two startups and at present works for ThoughtWorks as Technology Lead, where he is contributing to open source products. He runs one of the top technology meetups in Hyderabad - Hyderabad Scalability Meetup. He is very interested in exploring Big data technologies and is a regular speaker. He has recently spoken at Apache Big Data Europe 2015, GIDS 2015, and many other meetups and conferences.

Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

Ilayaperumal is a developer at Spring team in Pivotal. He is one of the committers of Spring XD, Spring Cloud Dataflow and Spring Cloud Stream eco system of projects. Prior to joining Spring team, he worked with VMware vFabric, Cloud Foundry and Hyperic products. As an open source enthusiast, he has organised and presented in meetups/tech-talks related to Spring projects.

Anand S

Anand S

Anand is the Chief Data Scientist at Gramener.com. He and his team explore insights from data and communicates these as visual stories. Anand also builds the Gramener Visualisation Server -- Gramener's flagship product. Anand has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. He has worked at IBM, Lehman Brothers, The Boston Consulting Group and Infosys Consulting. He blogs at s-anand.net.

Shwetank Dixit

Shwetank Dixit

Shwetank is PM of the browser extensions platform in Opera as well as part of Opera's Developer Relations team. Over the years, he was worked to evangelize open web standards and cutting edge web technologies. He has written technical articles and his thoughts on technology have been covered in a variety of publications (like the Times of India, The Hindu, .Net Magazine, DeveloperFusion, Dev.Opera and more) and regularly talks at various developer conferences around the world, having given more than 80 talks in more than 10 countries. He is also part of the W3C Mobile Web for Social Development Group, and in his off-time you can see him research the effects of technology, as well as technology policy on the world, especially developing economies.

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