Speakers

Speakers

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

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)."

scott davis

Scott Davis

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

Josh Long

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).

Josh Long

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.

Jeff Scott Brown

Jeff Scott Brown

Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff Scott Brown, is a Senior Software Engineer with Pivotal. Jeff has been involved in designing and building object oriented systems for over 15 years. Jeff's areas of expertise include web development with Groovy & Grails, Java and agile development.

Andres Almiray

Andres Almiray

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 13 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico. His current interests include Groovy and Swing. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He blogs periodically at http://jroller.com/aalmiray. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for Amazon EC2. He spends his time investigating better ways of developing and deploying software. Chris has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA.

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 mine alone, not Oracle's.

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor and an architect at Janakiram & Associates. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that got acquired by Aditi Technologies. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Windows Azure Professionals in India. He is one of the few professionals with Amazon Certified Solution Architect, Amazon Certified Developer and Amazon Certified SysOps Administrator credentials. He is also a Google Qualified Cloud Developer. Janakiram is recognised by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his subject matter expertise.

Sathyamoorthy Sridhar

Sathyamoorthy
Sridhar

Sridhar has spent fifteen years developing, integrating and managing webservices. Sridhar came to DreamFactory from webMethods where he managed the embedded webservices management team. Prior to this, Sridhar worked at Infravio where he led and managed the Sprint webservices integrations team in both India and the US. Sridhar has a BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. In his free time, Sridhar likes to tinker with his computer or stay immersed in a good book.

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.

Pratik Patel

Chaitra Nagaraj

Chaitra is working as an Architect in the Avanade group of Accenture. She is an alumini of GIDS and has presented various sessions at the summit over the years. She has presented in various other conferences including Microsoft Teched and Microsoft Virtual Techdays. She has been a Microsoft MVP previously. She is currently focusing on digital technologies including Cross platform mobile app development, Windows Universal app development, Internet of Things Platform, Cloud computing technologies like and Windows Azure, Predictive analytics with Machine Learning. She is a frequent speaker in Community groups such as BDOTNET and Global Windows Azure conference. Chaitra has a total of 13 years experience and has worked on various flavours of .NET technologies.

Naresha K

Naresha K

Naresha works as a Technologist with Channel Bridge Software Labs. He has been developing enterprise software for more than 8 years. He is passionate about learning new technologies and applying them to solve business problems. Currently he is leading the engineering of mobility solutions for retail enterprises at Channel Bridge. His recent works have been extensively on Groovy. Naresha is the founder organiser of Bangalore Groovy Grails Meetup. He has been a speaker at several conferences including Selenium Conf, Functional Conf and Grails Conf India. Follow him on twitter at @naresha_k

Praveen Srivatsa

Praveen Srivatsa

Praveen Srivatsa is a veteran in the software industry who has been in the software engineering field since 1994. He has worked with enterprises like CITIL (now Oracle Financials), ADITI Technologies and Orbit-e Consulting. He started off on his own in 2004 and offered training and consulting on Microsoft technologies. Praveen is recognized by Microsoft as a Regional Director (one of about 140 worldwide, who are external experts whose opinions are valued by Microsoft) since 1999. He was also recognized as a Most Valued Professional (in recognition of his contributions to the community) between 2006 and 2012. He is on the iNETA speaker bureau and has delivered technology sessions at various events worldwide including at Microsoft events like TechEd, DevDays, Virtual TechDays and product launch events. His sessions are highly rated and well attended. His session at TechED, Atlanta on moving a 100TB application from Oracle to SQL is on Channel9. Praveen also plays the role of a consulting CTO and Chief Architect for a few software companies.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish a freelance software developer living in India. He has been programming since 1997 and teaching since 1993. Sathyaish has authored courses for WintellectNOW and is currently working on his first Pluralsight course. His area expertise is the .NET framework. Specific interests include the C# language, dynamic code generation, code DOM's, Roslyn, Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL), Reflection, Reflection.Emit, dependency injection, LINQ, and the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). He is more interested in the middle-tier than in user interfaces. You can follow him on twitter @sathyaish.

Tushar Sharma

Tushar Sharma

Tushar is a technical expert at the Siemens Research and Technology Center in Bangalore, India. His work involves researching and providing consultation on software design, refactoring, design patterns, code and design quality, design smells, and change impact analysis. He runs internal training sessions on topics related to software design and refactoring.
Tushar's research into so's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, India, where he specialised in design patterns and refactoring. He was the Local Publicity Chair for the IEEE Software Experts Summit 2014, held in Bangalore. He has co-authored two books: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805, published by Apress in February 2013; and Refactoring for Software Design Smells, published by Morgan Kaufmann in November 2014.

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani is a 20+ year veteran in computer technology. He has been managing and working closely with Database technologies for the past 10 years. He has been a speaker at multiple events. He currently manages the MySQL India team, which is involved in all aspects of MySQL development.

Brij Bhushan Mishra

Brij Bhushan Mishra

Brij is an avid blogger, author, speaker and technology geek. He is currently associated with an MNC as an Architect. He is awarded Microsoft MVP four times in a row. He regularly speaks at different user groups, conferences, colleges on various Microsoft technologies. He has written various articles on Code project and other community portals. He shares his knowledge and learning on his personal blog at http://codewala.net. Some of his blog posts have been featured on the ASP.NET Microsoft official website and other various online communities. Other than his community activities, he loves exploring new places with his lovely wife and son. Youcan get in touch with him via his blog and on Twitter at @code_wala

Souvik Basu

Souvik Basu

Souvik is a full stack developer with about 12 years of experience in the industry. He worked for a long time on WPF and Silverlight based projects. For the past few years Souvik has been spending a major time on HTML5 and UI development. He is passionate about front end technologies. Souvik has worked with companies like ThoughtWorks, Avaya and Symantec in past and currently leading a technical team in ecoInsight. He has spoken on Silverlight and HTML5 technologies in GIDS before. When he is not coding he is outdoors chasing wildlife with his DSLR in the National Parks of Southern India.

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh is a human and developer in that order. Currently Ashutosh is an application developer at Thoughtworks based out of Pune. Usually he dabbles in the .NET world. He is equally in love with Scala and languages in general. Ashutosh loves most things open source, and tries to integrate open source tools in his daily work life. These days he is particularly excited about open source developments in the .NET space. He blogs when he can at http://ashutoshraina.github.io. You can find him saying a few things on twitter at @ashutoshraina. He also loves travel and food, especially french fries.

Prabhakar Mishra

Prabhakar Mishra

A Product Manager at ComponentOne, Prabhakar Mishra is leading the component development on the web stack. An enthusiastic promoter of developer components, he has been involved with most of the Microsoft's developer technologies for fair part of his 11 year old career. In the past he has been involved in writing software for front and mid office applications for finance and energy industry.

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave

Pinal has been a part of the industry for more than eleven years. During his career, he has worked both in India and the US, mostly working with SQL Server Technology right from version 6.5 to its latest form. Pinal has worked on many performance tuning and optimization projects for high transactional systems. Additionally, he holds many Microsoft certificates. He has been a regular speaker at many international events like TechEd, SQL PASS, MSDN, TechNet and countless user groups.Pinal writes frequently writes on his blog http://blog.sqlauthority.com on various subjects regarding SQL Server technology and Business Intelligence. His passion for the community drives him to share his training and knowledge.

Prajod Vettiyattil

Prajod Vettiyattil

Prajod is a technical architect working in Wipro's Open source group. His responsibility includes building solutions using Big Data tools like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, MongoDB and Cassandra. Current projects include Video analytics and Network Behaviour Anomaly Detection, using Big Data tools. Prajod has presented on technology topics, at multiple open source conferences. He also has experience with multiple open source products like Hadoop, Pig, Spark, Storm, Kafka, ActiveMQ, Mule ESB, Camel, WSO2. Prajod has designed and implemented architectures for multiple enterprise clients in India and abroad. His other interests include reading, photography, listening to soft music and travelling.

Pavan Podila

Pavan Podila

Pavan is the Director of Technology at Sapient Global Markets, where he focuses exclusively on Financial apps for the Desktop, Web and Mobile platforms. He has been specializing in Front-end Applications for over 12 years and has worked with a variety of UI technologies and tools on Windows, Mac and Linux. Pavan is also the creator of QuickLens, a Mac App for UI Designers and Developers. He authored WPF Control Development Unleashed and was a Microsoft MVP (2008 - 2011). He is also a contributing author for TutsPlus where he writes articles and creates video courses on Web Development.

RajeshkumarPurushothama

Rajeshkumar Ikkandamparambil Purushothama

RajeshKumar is a Senior Manager Technology and a part of the Data Analytics Capabilities and Solutions team at Sapient Consulting. He drives the thought leadership and architecture on Semantic platforms for Sapient Global Markets. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Instrumentation & Electronics. He has more than 15 years of experience in leading/assisting large teams to design and implement complex software solutions in the energy, finance and e-commerce industries, primarily in Java platform. In his free time, Rajesh likes to play a game of cricket/badminton.

Madhan Ponnusamy

Madhan Ponnusamy

Madhan is a senior .net developer in Sapient Consulting who has worked with various investment banks. He is primarily into the B2B solution space. He is a technology enthusiast who loves to experiment and doesn't revel in working in the same technology for long. Though he has designed and developed many data processing solutions using .net (WPF, WCF, SSIS, SSRS), he has also gotten his hands dirty with Java, Groovy scripts and a little bit of Spring Batch. After all, experimenting is the key to good taste, isn't it? If you don't see Madhan developing something, you can spot him watching a good sci-fi movie because he believes a good thought-provoking movie will give him new ideas.

Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund is currently working with Microsoft SQL Server Support Escalation Services (AlwaysOn Specialty). During his 9 years long journey with Microsoft, he was also a part of Premier Field Engineering Team for 18 months. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, he worked as SQL developer, SQL DBA and also got chance to wear his other hat as a ERP Consultant in Ahmedabad. He is passionate for technology, learning and sharing his knowledge. He is an active blogger on www.SQLServer-Help.com to share his knowledge with world. He is a husband, father, author, blogger, mentor, speaker on SQL Server technologies and MSDN SQL forums moderator. He has spoken at various external events including TechEd (2011, 2012 and 2013), SQL Saturday and the Bangalore SQL User Group Meetings and provided internal trainings. He is also active forum member on Microsoft SQL Server forum. He loves helping others on issues related to SQL Server product via internal SQL Forums, MSDN forums and SQL Bangalore Facebook page. He recently published a book on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn - Paperback, Kindle which is the only book about single technology. He believes "there's a solution to every problem and a reason for everything".

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar (@debarchans), a GIDS Alumni, is a Support Escalation Engineer in the Microsoft HDInsight team and a technical author of books on SQL Server BI and Big Data. His total tenure at Microsoft is 7+ years, and he was with SQL Server BI team before diving deep into Big Data and the Hadoop world. He is an SME in SQL Server Integration Services and is passionate about the present-day Microsoft self-service BI tools and data analysis, especially social-media brand sentiment analysis. Debarchan hails from the "city of joy", Calcutta, India, and is presently located in Bangalore, India for his job in Microsoft's Global Technical Support Center. He owns and maintains his Big Data Learnings group in Facebook and is a speaker in several Microsoft internal and external community events like GIDS and Microsoft Azure conference. Apart from his passion for technology, he is interested in visiting new places, listening to music, meeting new people, and learning new things.

VinodKumar

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar, a veteran at GIDS, currently works at the MTC as Technical Architect. He has been helping customers take technology decisions for their high performance enterprise software. He is a regular speaker in all Microsoft conferences for the past 12+ years on databases, application tuning, and performance tuning topics. He has been an MVP in SQL Server for more than 3 years before joining MS. He is author of two books (one on SQL Server Interviews Questions and the second book on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn) and writes at various sites and on his blog. He also is part of local .NET and SQL Server communities in Bangalore.

Sajan John

Sajan John

Sajan is an Experience Technologist by profession. Having done his masters in Computer Applications from Bangalore University, he has spent his last 12 years developin- having completed numerous implementations of Responsive Design and complex JavaScript applications. With interests in hardware and expertise in JavaScript - his focus is to push the limits of technology by amalgamating the two. He has tools like JS Tech Radar, JS Search engine and leap motion controlled car (to name a few) to his credit. An avid Apple fan and a voracious reader of everything technology, he is also an active contributor to the world of Open Source and can be found on twitter as @sajanjohn.

Praveen Bohra

Praveen Bohra

Praveen Bohra is an industry-renowned Technologist with 18+ years of IT experience across business and technology domains. Over the years, he has worked in both product development and consultancy engagements. Praveen is Expert-Platform (Interactive Applications) at SapientNitro, leading the Mobility Group in India. In his current role, Praveen focuses on interactive applications for mobile and digital display channels.

Aniket Bhatnagar

Aniket Bhatnagar

Aniket is an architect with the instrumented intelligence group in SapientNitro. He takes active interest in Open Source community with notable contributions to Apache Spark, an Open Source lightning-fast in-memory cluster computing framework. In his free time, he likes to catch up on reading technical blogs and watch or listen to technical presentations. His interest areas include functional programming, polyglot persistence, reactive manifesto and distributed applications.

Praveen Bohra

Srikanth Sundarrajan

Srikanth works at Inmobi Technology Services, helping architect and build their next generation data management solution. He is the brain behind Apache Falcon and has shepherded the project from ideation to a top level project at ASP and currently VP of the Apache Falcon project. He has been actively involved in various projects under the Apache Hadoop umbrella including HDFS, MR, Oozie. He has been working with distributed processing systems for over a decade and Hadoop in particular over the last 7 years.

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Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

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)."

scott davis

Scott Davis

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

Josh Long

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).

Josh Long

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.

Jeff Scott Brown

Jeff Scott Brown

Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff Scott Brown, is a Senior Software Engineer with Pivotal. Jeff has been involved in designing and building object oriented systems for over 15 years. Jeff's areas of expertise include web development with Groovy & Grails, Java and agile development.

Andres Almiray

Andres Almiray

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 13 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico. His current interests include Groovy and Swing. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He blogs periodically at http://jroller.com/aalmiray. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for Amazon EC2. He spends his time investigating better ways of developing and deploying software. Chris has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA.

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 mine alone, not Oracle's.

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor and an architect at Janakiram & Associates. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that got acquired by Aditi Technologies. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Windows Azure Professionals in India. He is one of the few professionals with Amazon Certified Solution Architect, Amazon Certified Developer and Amazon Certified SysOps Administrator credentials. He is also a Google Qualified Cloud Developer. Janakiram is recognised by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his subject matter expertise.

Sathyamoorthy Sridhar

Sathyamoorthy
Sridhar

Sridhar has spent fifteen years developing, integrating and managing webservices. Sridhar came to DreamFactory from webMethods where he managed the embedded webservices management team. Prior to this, Sridhar worked at Infravio where he led and managed the Sprint webservices integrations team in both India and the US. Sridhar has a BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. In his free time, Sridhar likes to tinker with his computer or stay immersed in a good book.

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.

Pratik Patel

Chaitra Nagaraj

Chaitra is working as an Architect in the Avanade group of Accenture. She is an alumini of GIDS and has presented various sessions at the summit over the years. She has presented in various other conferences including Microsoft Teched and Microsoft Virtual Techdays. She has been a Microsoft MVP previously. She is currently focusing on digital technologies including Cross platform mobile app development, Windows Universal app development, Internet of Things Platform, Cloud computing technologies like and Windows Azure, Predictive analytics with Machine Learning. She is a frequent speaker in Community groups such as BDOTNET and Global Windows Azure conference. Chaitra has a total of 13 years experience and has worked on various flavours of .NET technologies.

Naresha K

Naresha K

Naresha works as a Technologist with Channel Bridge Software Labs. He has been developing enterprise software for more than 8 years. He is passionate about learning new technologies and applying them to solve business problems. Currently he is leading the engineering of mobility solutions for retail enterprises at Channel Bridge. His recent works have been extensively on Groovy. Naresha is the founder organiser of Bangalore Groovy Grails Meetup. He has been a speaker at several conferences including Selenium Conf, Functional Conf and Grails Conf India. Follow him on twitter at @naresha_k

Praveen Srivatsa

Praveen Srivatsa

Praveen Srivatsa is a veteran in the software industry who has been in the software engineering field since 1994. He has worked with enterprises like CITIL (now Oracle Financials), ADITI Technologies and Orbit-e Consulting. He started off on his own in 2004 and offered training and consulting on Microsoft technologies. Praveen is recognized by Microsoft as a Regional Director (one of about 140 worldwide, who are external experts whose opinions are valued by Microsoft) since 1999. He was also recognized as a Most Valued Professional (in recognition of his contributions to the community) between 2006 and 2012. He is on the iNETA speaker bureau and has delivered technology sessions at various events worldwide including at Microsoft events like TechEd, DevDays, Virtual TechDays and product launch events. His sessions are highly rated and well attended. His session at TechED, Atlanta on moving a 100TB application from Oracle to SQL is on Channel9. Praveen also plays the role of a consulting CTO and Chief Architect for a few software companies.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish a freelance software developer living in India. He has been programming since 1997 and teaching since 1993. Sathyaish has authored courses for WintellectNOW and is currently working on his first Pluralsight course. His area expertise is the .NET framework. Specific interests include the C# language, dynamic code generation, code DOM's, Roslyn, Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL), Reflection, Reflection.Emit, dependency injection, LINQ, and the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). He is more interested in the middle-tier than in user interfaces. You can follow him on twitter @sathyaish.

Tushar Sharma

Tushar Sharma

Tushar is a technical expert at the Siemens Research and Technology Center in Bangalore, India. His work involves researching and providing consultation on software design, refactoring, design patterns, code and design quality, design smells, and change impact analysis. He runs internal training sessions on topics related to software design and refactoring.
Tushar's research into so's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, India, where he specialised in design patterns and refactoring. He was the Local Publicity Chair for the IEEE Software Experts Summit 2014, held in Bangalore. He has co-authored two books: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805, published by Apress in February 2013; and Refactoring for Software Design Smells, published by Morgan Kaufmann in November 2014.

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani is a 20+ year veteran in computer technology. He has been managing and working closely with Database technologies for the past 10 years. He has been a speaker at multiple events. He currently manages the MySQL India team, which is involved in all aspects of MySQL development.

Brij Bhushan Mishra

Brij Bhushan Mishra

Brij is an avid blogger, author, speaker and technology geek. He is currently associated with an MNC as an Architect. He is awarded Microsoft MVP four times in a row. He regularly speaks at different user groups, conferences, colleges on various Microsoft technologies. He has written various articles on Code project and other community portals. He shares his knowledge and learning on his personal blog at http://codewala.net. Some of his blog posts have been featured on the ASP.NET Microsoft official website and other various online communities. Other than his community activities, he loves exploring new places with his lovely wife and son. Youcan get in touch with him via his blog and on Twitter at @code_wala

Souvik Basu

Souvik Basu

Souvik is a full stack developer with about 12 years of experience in the industry. He worked for a long time on WPF and Silverlight based projects. For the past few years Souvik has been spending a major time on HTML5 and UI development. He is passionate about front end technologies. Souvik has worked with companies like ThoughtWorks, Avaya and Symantec in past and currently leading a technical team in ecoInsight. He has spoken on Silverlight and HTML5 technologies in GIDS before. When he is not coding he is outdoors chasing wildlife with his DSLR in the National Parks of Southern India.

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh is a human and developer in that order. Currently Ashutosh is an application developer at Thoughtworks based out of Pune. Usually he dabbles in the .NET world. He is equally in love with Scala and languages in general. Ashutosh loves most things open source, and tries to integrate open source tools in his daily work life. These days he is particularly excited about open source developments in the .NET space. He blogs when he can at http://ashutoshraina.github.io. You can find him saying a few things on twitter at @ashutoshraina. He also loves travel and food, especially french fries.

Prabhakar Mishra

Prabhakar Mishra

A Product Manager at ComponentOne, Prabhakar Mishra is leading the component development on the web stack. An enthusiastic promoter of developer components, he has been involved with most of the Microsoft's developer technologies for fair part of his 11 year old career. In the past he has been involved in writing software for front and mid office applications for finance and energy industry.

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave

Pinal has been a part of the industry for more than eleven years. During his career, he has worked both in India and the US, mostly working with SQL Server Technology right from version 6.5 to its latest form. Pinal has worked on many performance tuning and optimization projects for high transactional systems. Additionally, he holds many Microsoft certificates. He has been a regular speaker at many international events like TechEd, SQL PASS, MSDN, TechNet and countless user groups.Pinal writes frequently writes on his blog http://blog.sqlauthority.com on various subjects regarding SQL Server technology and Business Intelligence. His passion for the community drives him to share his training and knowledge.

Prajod Vettiyattil

Prajod Vettiyattil

Prajod is a technical architect working in Wipro's Open source group. His responsibility includes building solutions using Big Data tools like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, MongoDB and Cassandra. Current projects include Video analytics and Network Behaviour Anomaly Detection, using Big Data tools. Prajod has presented on technology topics, at multiple open source conferences. He also has experience with multiple open source products like Hadoop, Pig, Spark, Storm, Kafka, ActiveMQ, Mule ESB, Camel, WSO2. Prajod has designed and implemented architectures for multiple enterprise clients in India and abroad. His other interests include reading, photography, listening to soft music and travelling.

Pavan Podila

Pavan Podila

Pavan is the Director of Technology at Sapient Global Markets, where he focuses exclusively on Financial apps for the Desktop, Web and Mobile platforms. He has been specializing in Front-end Applications for over 12 years and has worked with a variety of UI technologies and tools on Windows, Mac and Linux. Pavan is also the creator of QuickLens, a Mac App for UI Designers and Developers. He authored WPF Control Development Unleashed and was a Microsoft MVP (2008 - 2011). He is also a contributing author for TutsPlus where he writes articles and creates video courses on Web Development.

RajeshkumarPurushothama

Rajeshkumar Ikkandamparambil Purushothama

RajeshKumar is a Senior Manager Technology and a part of the Data Analytics Capabilities and Solutions team at Sapient Consulting. He drives the thought leadership and architecture on Semantic platforms for Sapient Global Markets. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Instrumentation & Electronics. He has more than 15 years of experience in leading/assisting large teams to design and implement complex software solutions in the energy, finance and e-commerce industries, primarily in Java platform. In his free time, Rajesh likes to play a game of cricket/badminton.

Madhan Ponnusamy

Madhan Ponnusamy

Madhan is a senior .net developer in Sapient Consulting who has worked with various investment banks. He is primarily into the B2B solution space. He is a technology enthusiast who loves to experiment and doesn't revel in working in the same technology for long. Though he has designed and developed many data processing solutions using .net (WPF, WCF, SSIS, SSRS), he has also gotten his hands dirty with Java, Groovy scripts and a little bit of Spring Batch. After all, experimenting is the key to good taste, isn't it? If you don't see Madhan developing something, you can spot him watching a good sci-fi movie because he believes a good thought-provoking movie will give him new ideas.

Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund is currently working with Microsoft SQL Server Support Escalation Services (AlwaysOn Specialty). During his 9 years long journey with Microsoft, he was also a part of Premier Field Engineering Team for 18 months. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, he worked as SQL developer, SQL DBA and also got chance to wear his other hat as a ERP Consultant in Ahmedabad. He is passionate for technology, learning and sharing his knowledge. He is an active blogger on www.SQLServer-Help.com to share his knowledge with world. He is a husband, father, author, blogger, mentor, speaker on SQL Server technologies and MSDN SQL forums moderator. He has spoken at various external events including TechEd (2011, 2012 and 2013), SQL Saturday and the Bangalore SQL User Group Meetings and provided internal trainings. He is also active forum member on Microsoft SQL Server forum. He loves helping others on issues related to SQL Server product via internal SQL Forums, MSDN forums and SQL Bangalore Facebook page. He recently published a book on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn - Paperback, Kindle which is the only book about single technology. He believes "there's a solution to every problem and a reason for everything".

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar (@debarchans), a GIDS Alumni, is a Support Escalation Engineer in the Microsoft HDInsight team and a technical author of books on SQL Server BI and Big Data. His total tenure at Microsoft is 7+ years, and he was with SQL Server BI team before diving deep into Big Data and the Hadoop world. He is an SME in SQL Server Integration Services and is passionate about the present-day Microsoft self-service BI tools and data analysis, especially social-media brand sentiment analysis. Debarchan hails from the "city of joy", Calcutta, India, and is presently located in Bangalore, India for his job in Microsoft's Global Technical Support Center. He owns and maintains his Big Data Learnings group in Facebook and is a speaker in several Microsoft internal and external community events like GIDS and Microsoft Azure conference. Apart from his passion for technology, he is interested in visiting new places, listening to music, meeting new people, and learning new things.

VinodKumar

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar, a veteran at GIDS, currently works at the MTC as Technical Architect. He has been helping customers take technology decisions for their high performance enterprise software. He is a regular speaker in all Microsoft conferences for the past 12+ years on databases, application tuning, and performance tuning topics. He has been an MVP in SQL Server for more than 3 years before joining MS. He is author of two books (one on SQL Server Interviews Questions and the second book on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn) and writes at various sites and on his blog. He also is part of local .NET and SQL Server communities in Bangalore.

Sajan John

Sajan John

Sajan is an Experience Technologist by profession. Having done his masters in Computer Applications from Bangalore University, he has spent his last 12 years developin- having completed numerous implementations of Responsive Design and complex JavaScript applications. With interests in hardware and expertise in JavaScript - his focus is to push the limits of technology by amalgamating the two. He has tools like JS Tech Radar, JS Search engine and leap motion controlled car (to name a few) to his credit. An avid Apple fan and a voracious reader of everything technology, he is also an active contributor to the world of Open Source and can be found on twitter as @sajanjohn.

Praveen Bohra

Praveen Bohra

Praveen Bohra is an industry-renowned Technologist with 18+ years of IT experience across business and technology domains. Over the years, he has worked in both product development and consultancy engagements. Praveen is Expert-Platform (Interactive Applications) at SapientNitro, leading the Mobility Group in India. In his current role, Praveen focuses on interactive applications for mobile and digital display channels.

Aniket Bhatnagar

Aniket Bhatnagar

Aniket is an architect with the instrumented intelligence group in SapientNitro. He takes active interest in Open Source community with notable contributions to Apache Spark, an Open Source lightning-fast in-memory cluster computing framework. In his free time, he likes to catch up on reading technical blogs and watch or listen to technical presentations. His interest areas include functional programming, polyglot persistence, reactive manifesto and distributed applications.

Praveen Bohra

Srikanth Sundarrajan

Srikanth works at Inmobi Technology Services, helping architect and build their next generation data management solution. He is the brain behind Apache Falcon and has shepherded the project from ideation to a top level project at ASP and currently VP of the Apache Falcon project. He has been actively involved in various projects under the Apache Hadoop umbrella including HDFS, MR, Oozie. He has been working with distributed processing systems for over a decade and Hadoop in particular over the last 7 years.

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