gophercon POWERED BY Gojek


INDIA 2018

The fourth Go Conference in India

Sheraton Grand, Pune | 9 - 10 March 2018

gophercon POWERED BY Gojek

What is GopherCon India ?

The Go Conference in India

Go is an open source project developed by a team at Google and many contributors from the open source community.

Go makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.

This conference is brought to you by the Go Language Community in India together with the Emerging Technology Trust (ETT). ETT is a non-profit organization, established to organize and conduct technology conferences in India. It's current portfolio includes DeccanRuby Conf, DevOpsDays India, GopherCon India and RubyConf India.

We love going to conferences that don't make you choose between two great presentations. So we created GopherConIndia as a single-track event that you don't want to miss and where everyone gets the opportunity to see the same talks. We think you'll enjoy the speakers we're lining up so much, you won't want to miss anyone of them. Friday and Saturday will offer full days of conference sessions.

Note: The conference is entirely in English.


The Talk Videos for GCI17 are viewable here.

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Abhishek Gahlot


Abhishek worked for HackerRank for 2 years where Code Completion Infrastructure was built. He is currently working at Automattic in Data team on scaling Infrastructure of Automattic and WordPress.

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Aditya Mukerjee


Aditya is an engineer at Stripe on the Risk team, based in New York City. He studied statistics at Columbia and computer science at Cornell, and has been writing Go professionally for the past four years. When not defending users against online fraudsters, he spends his free time playing German-style board games and listening to embarrassing music. He spoke at GopherConIndia 2016 and also at GopherConIndia 2017.

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Cassandra Salisbury


Cassandra Salisbury currently works on the open source strategy team at Google as a program manager on the Go team. She is a core team member of GoBridge where she focuses on increasing diversity and mindfulness in the Go community. She is an organizer for the GoSF meetup, and a local conference, Gopherfest. She is an avid karaoke fan, finds relief in stress cooking and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Dave Appleton


Dave Appleton has been messing around with things since sometime before the dawn of time. Mentored by people with more technical expertise than interpersonal skills and business sense, Dave started programming in 1968 in FORTRAN, building audio systems about the same time and messing with digital logic in 1976. In the intervening time he has built world beating test systems, co-designed award winning products, run his own instrumentation company for over fifteen years, learned and actually used more than two dozen programming languages at a professional level, and taught courses from hobby to degree level on subjects as diverse as IOT, e-commerce and Image Processing. For the last three years he has been working on crypto currencies and financial technology.

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Deepesh Naini


Deepesh is lead product engineer at Go-Jek. He is a full stack developer with hands on experience on Android, Ios, React, Angular, OOJS, Node.js, Golang. His passion is to build cool products which can help scale a business and bring value to customers.

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Mahadevan Ramchandran


Mahadevan Ramachandran is the technical co-founder and CEO of RapidLoop. In his career spanning more than 18 years, he has co-founded RapidLoop, a startup that creates cloud native solutions for server monitoring, database monitoring, service monitoring and app metric monitoring. He also served as game CTO for top Zynga titles (including Draw Something, Hidden Chronicles, ChefVille) reaching millions of players and led the engineering team that built and launched the first Zynga title from India (Hidden Shadows). Previously Mahadevan led development teams creating products for global businesses at Siemens, Philips, Emulex and EMC. He released his first FOSS in the early ‘90s - to India’s first BBS (CiX) and continues to be an active open source contributor.

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Matt Ellis


Matt Ellis has been involved in the tech industry from a very early and has held a number of roles. Early in Matt’s career he spent the majority of his time on developing 3D rendering engines in both OpenGL and Direct3D. He also authored a number of technical manuals and books on the topic. During an independent consulting opportunity in Brazil, Matt authored two additional books with a focus on RESTful services and APIs. More recently, Matt works as a Sr. Product Manager & Head of Open Source Software at TIBCO Software, Inc where he focuses on product & strategy around Open Source and more specifically, Project Flogo, an open source edge microservices framework built entirely in Go.

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Niranjan Paranjape


Niranjan is CTO at Go-Jek, Indonesian unicorn. He has 12 years of experience as a programmer, consultant and entrepreneur. As CTO, he is responsible for building a high performance engineering culture focused on passion for new technologies, code quality and product thinking. He started his career at Infosys, before moving to ThoughtWorks where he consulted for Fortune 500 clients. He then went on to co-found C42 Engineering, a boutique software engineering consulting firm, with Aakash and Sidu. In October 2015 C42 was acquired by Go-Jek to expand it’s engineering arm to Bangalore.

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Nitish Sakhawalkar


Born in Pune, Nitish is an engineer at Slack Technologies on the Native Clients Infrastructure Team in San Francisco, USA. He is a huge fan of typed, compiled languages and at Slack he works on cross-platform client applications in C++. Although relatively new to Go, his unique cross-platform experience has got him deeply involved in and experimenting with CGO. When not solving cross-platform application challenges, he spends time listening to Classical Indian music and practicing Reiki healing.

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Piyush Verma


Piyush is a software consultant solving infrastructure and data engineering problems for over a decade. He likes almost all programming languages alike. He is a self-trained ultra-runner and connoisseur of silly jokes which he transmits over UDP.

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Rajeev Bharshetty


Rajeev is working as a Product Engineer at GO-JEK. At GO-JEK, he is working on building Resilient Distributed systems at Scale. His primary focus and interest areas are Distributed Systems, Security and Data. He is a theoretical computer science nerd, interested in reading academic papers. He has open sourced some projects at He is also Long distance Runner, Amateur Musician and an Avid Photographer.

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Rushabh Dadbhawala

Rushabh is solving problems using software since 15 years. He is well grounded in Object Orientation, Design Patterns and Software Architecture. He is both domain and technology agnostic; “tightly coupled” only to source code! At Continuum, Rushabh works with multiple teams to build the new product platform. Rushabh prefers to roll up the sleeves and get hands dirty with code. He is not what one would call a "white board architect".

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Sanket Sudake


Sanket works as Software Engineer at Infracloud Technologies. He has been using golang to develop different solutions around Kubernetes, Docker, IOT etc. He is also an active contributor to Openstack. His core interest areas are distributed systems and networking technologies. Prior to this he worked at Veritas as Linux Kernel Engineer.

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Sean Kelly


Sean Kelly (affectionately known as Stabby) is a Lead Software Engineer and Engineering Manager for Rapid7. A simple man with a dog for an avatar, he enjoys learning new things, helping / mentoring others, and posting photos of his dog on the internet. When he's not giving talks, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife, taking his dog to the park, and coming up with new projects to work on that he will never actually finish.

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Vishal Biyani


Vishal is Founder and CTO at Infracloud technologies. Vishal brings his experience as an engineer who has worked across the whole lifecycle of software development together to bring holistic view of systems and obsessive focus on reducing waste while delivering value. Vishal has worked with Fortune 500 enterprises as well as medium scale startups to bring best of technology & processes together. Vishal is currently focusing on serverless space by contributing to Fission serverless framework. When not at keyboard, Vishal can be found on flipping pages or behind bicycle pedals.

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William Kennedy


William Kennedy is a managing partner at Ardan Studio in Miami, Florida, a mobile, web, and systems development company. He is also a co-author of the book Go in Action, the author of the blog GoingGo.Net, and a founding member of GoBridge which is working to increase Go adoption through diversity. He spoke at GopherConIndia 2015 and 2017.



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