After the resounding success of GopherCon 2014 in Denver, Co, USA the Go Language Community in India together with the Innovation And Technology Trust (ITT) (a non-profit organization, established to organize and conduct technology conferences in India whose current portfolio includes RubyConf India, GopherCon India and DevOpsDays India) are bringing you the first-ever Go conference in India – GopherConIndia 2015 in Bengaluru (Bangalore) from 19-21 Feb. 2015.
The Indian Go programming community is growing at a dramatic pace. The number of companies utilizing Go, as part of their technology stack, continues to grow steadily.
Planning and organizing an all India conference is not an easy task but a small team of dedicated volunteers (Ajey Gore, Gautam Rege, Karan Misra, Krishnaprasad Varma, Pravin Mishra, Santosh B Malleshappa, Sathish VJ, Satish Talim – this does not list all of the volunteers, without whom GopherConIndia will not be possible) are already on the job and good progress has already been made. Special mention needs to be made of Brian Ketelsen, Erik St. Martin and Matt Aimonetti who have been guiding and supporting the team of volunteers.
Why Bengaluru (Bangalore)?
Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, is the ideal location for the first-ever Indian Go conference. It has been the host to all the global software companies for many years. It boasts some of the best world-class restaurants and great nightlife to round out your conference experience. No wonder, Bengaluru is termed as the Software and Party Hub of India.
Hotel Royal Orchid is approximately less than an hour away from the Kempegowda International Airport and 10 kms from the Central Railway Station. The hotel’s vicinity offers a platter of multiple dining restaurants, electronic stores and shopping malls in the nearby surroundings giving every traveler a remarkable opportunity to enjoy the spirit of Bengaluru city. With all modern facilities, the hotel is a perfect venue for a conference like GopherConIndia.
GopherConIndia is a single-track event (fully in English) that you don’t want to miss and where everyone gets the opportunity to see the same talks. 20-21 Feb. 2015 are the main days of the conference. A paid Go workshop conducted by William Kennedy is planned for 19th Feb. 2015 followed by a pre-conference party for all the speakers and participants.
We expect around 300 participants at the conference.
Sponsors and Supporters
The Sponsors and Supporters of the conference realize that this is a great opportunity for them to reach a captive audience of early adopters. Their sponsorship helps keep GopherConIndia affordable and accessible to the widest possible audience.
Please do lend your support to GopherConIndia 2015.
Sponsors and Supporters are lining up! So far we have the following sponsors and supporters and many more are expected soon.
Go Books / Screencasts
Live Blogging from 19-21 Feb. 2015
The CFP is already open and we are getting a lot of awesome talk proposals.
Some of the international speakers who have confirmed their participation so far, are:
- Blake Mizerany
- Dave Cheney
- Francesc Campoy Flores
- Jiahua Chen
- Mark Bates
- Matthew Kanwisher
- The Gobot.io team of Ron Evans and Adrian Zankich
- William Kennedy
As part of GopherConIndia’s commitment to encourage students in India to excel in computing and technology, student scholarships are being offered. Female students will be given a preference.
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