Author: Niraj Sahay

Bangalore, 9 October 2018 Amazon Alexa has come on board as a sponsor for the Open Source India event to be held in Bangalore from  11th to 12th October. “Voice is going to be a big part of the future – we believe that voice will fundamentally improve the way people interact with technology. In the last one year, users in India have given us positive feedback on the natural and convenient user interface of Alexa. This experience was made possible not only because of Alexa's speech recognition and natural language understanding, but also because of a variety of localized skills by Indian developers”, said Dilip R.S., Country Manager for Alexa Skills, Amazon India. “By participating in OSI, we wish to reach out to...

Name: Tarun Dua Designation: Co-Founder Company: E2E Networks Topic of talk: Growing Big with Open Source About the Speaker: Tarun Dua, an alumnus of NIT Kurukshetra, Co-founded E2E Networks, a cloud computing infrastructure player based in India in the year 2009. He has worked with companies such as Yahoo!, Value First & others in various technology positions. He has 16+ years of work experience on the problems of High Availability, Scalability, Security using Linux and Open Source Tools for Internet Infrastructure. He believes in a Multi-Cloud Future where infrastructure services are NOT locked into a proprietary vendor lock-in oligopoly of a few large cloud service providers. ...

Name: Jeeva S. Chelladhurai Designation: Founder Company: Comorin Consulting Services Topic of talk: Effective DevOps pipeline for Blockchain About the Talk: Blockchain is immutable and hence the smart contract deployed in a blockchain network is irreversible. A faulty deployment of a smart contract could erode the wealth of the stakeholders. In this session we will demonstrate how to build an effective DevOps pipeline for blockchain that can alleviate these risks.Who can attend: any blockchain enthusiast who is interested in blockchain technology not crypto trading. About the Speaker: Jeeva is the founder of Comorin Consulting Services and technical author over 20 years of experience in product development. He is currently consulting with Agile Clouds and Citizens Reserve to build out their blockchain infrastructure, decentralized applications, microservices...

Name: Sohan Maheshwar Designation: Alexa Evangelist Company: Amazon Topic of Workshop: Learn to Develop Voice-Enabled Experiences with Alexa. Topic of Talk:  Why Voice is the Next Major Disruption in Computing About the workshop: This hands-on workshop will take you through the skill-building process starting with an introduction to Amazon Alexa and the Alexa Skills Kit while illustrating why Voice is the next major disruption in computing. Build your first skill and then move onto learning voice design and how it differs from designing for the web or mobile. About the Talk: Every decade or so we see a shift in how we interact with personal technology. We've gone from simple graphical user interfaces on desktop computers to powerful touchscreen smartphones, in a matter of few decades. We are now...

Name: Ravi Trivedi Designation: Founder Company: PushEngage Topic of talk: Learn to Develop Voice-Enabled Experiences with Alexa About the Talk: To write code which avoids any security vulnerabilities. In this age of technologies and innovations, there are constant new methods of hacking and breaking the systems. Hence it becomes extremely important for developers to be remain up-to-date with the possible security threats and ways/practices to be followed to overcome any application security issues. We provide the workshop on the latest top 10 web security threat and will do hands-on-coding session to avoid the security vulnerabilities. About the Speaker: Mr. Ravi Trivedi is the founder of PushEngage.com, a leading platform for browser push notifications, which is currently live in 125+ countries. Earlier he founded CouponRani.com, a...

Name: Sandeep Alur Designation: Director – Partner Engagements Company: Microsoft Topic of talk: World of Ubiquitous Computing and Artificial Intelligence About the Talk: We live in a world dominated by anytime anywhere computing. Another dominant trend and a reality that has engulfed the industry is ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and its impact. Industry is at the cusp of innovation intended to last a decade or two. At this juncture, Do you want to stay relevant for the next decade ? Do you want to solve some of the industries endearing problems ? Do you want to be working on the cutting edge tech ? I am sure it’s a Yes to all 3 Qs. Join this session as we explore the possibilities of OSS and Azure...

Whether the IT professional in question is new to the industry or a seasoned engineer, there are plenty of good reasons to get in to a conference supported by partners like IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, Zoho, Comcast and Dell (to name a few). Let’s take a look at the top 5 benefits that IT professionals gained from past editions of Open Source India. "Conferences tend to see the first airing of cutting-edge ideas, concepts and developments. Conferences add a lot of fuel to my knowledge base while broadening my understanding of technologies." "Challenging technical problems tend to need innovative solutions. Open Source India is a great place to cross-pollinate ideas with other techies in an inspiring environment." "It’s not always what you know, but...

Bangalore, Karnataka, India Is there an event in India that addresses the needs of IT managers who face IT infrastructure challenges on a daily basis? Unfortunately, the answer is: No! While many events organised by IT vendors try to cater to this audience, all of them are vendor-centric and focus on a particular category of solutions only. EFY Group, since its inception, has invested in sectors where there are no players (Blue Ocean opportunities). And in its 50th year in technology media, the group is once again investing in an event that fills a gap - SmartITIndia. The first edition of SmartITIndia will be held on 11th & 12th October, at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru, India. This event will not only have an expo showcasing the latest IT infrastructure...

Bengaluru: It’s rare to see government agencies partner with Open Source events. What’s even rare is to see such initiatives by a state government. But, then Kerala as a state has always been a game-changer. Kerala’s ICFOSS has come on board as the FOSS Partner of Open Source India 2018. “ICFOSS is glad to be the 'FOSS partner' of Open Source India 2018.  Currently working on Assistive technologies, Language computing, Open IoT , ICFOSS  is also associated with (and promoting) various projects based on Open GIS: Mapping using Drones, FOSS for governance & sustainable development and FOSS entrepreneurship.”, said  Mr Srinivasan Ravindran (Head- FOSS technologies, ICFOSS). He further explained, “We look forward to interact with various developer communities, industry partners and government representatives during...

This workshop is designed for developers, architect, engineering managers. The objective of the workshop is to discuss the high-level implementation of Microservices architecture using Spring Boot and JavaScript (NodeJS) stack. We would also discuss API Gateway, Service Registry and scaling nature for Microservices Architecture. Another important component would be to discuss the strategy, how to migrate from traditional to microservices architecture.* Who can attend this workshop? - Developers - Architect - Engineering Managers - QA * What all will be covered in the workshop? - Microservices Architecture - Implement Microservices with Spring Boot - Implement Microservices with NodeJS - API Gateway - Service Registry - Microservices with Cloud - Migration strategy * Speaker/Instructor Dibya Prakash, ECD Zone Dibya is a technology consultant, mentor & strategist. With a deep experience of working across the ladder in...