The only word that defines the Event.
This is what the sponsors have to say about this event.
“The economic downturn will run out of steam trying to outdo the ‘ready and waiting’ software professional. Packed with premium knowledge, action plans and advise from been-there-done-it veterans, creators, and visionaries, the 2009 edition of Great Indian Developer Summit features focused sessions, case studies, workshops and power panels that will transform you into a force to reckon with. Featuring 4 co-located conferences: GIDS.NET, GIDS.Web, GIDS.Java, GIDS.Cobol and an exclusive day for in-depth workshops, GIDS.Workshops.”
In the morning, I endeavored to arrive at the IISC early, so as to quickly facilitate registration. By the time that had been sorted out, I was glad to have been so close to the front of the line..
Really good day so far. Lots of friendly faces and, um, food too.
All the presentations have been very informative and interesting. As always there are the few guys on their laptops trying to fix issues back at work.. Poor guys ( I was also in to that list but just for few minutes ) .
This event gave me chance to meet some of the great .net gurus in the industry and interact with them directly.
Lunch on the event day proved the real networking encounter. Standing there dumbfounded and fascinated look upon my face, I was approached by a man, we conversed, then the few others joined us, and before I knew it the group had a dozen of members ( probably we could have had a GIDS Team at IPL lolz). Everyone was friendly, and excellent and down to earth.
Whenever I got some timeout there, I tried to go out here and there around the Expo floor. Walking around, I made it a point to speak with the concerned persons.
In the end, the conference was definitely worth the cost. I am looking forward attend the complete Event next year. I’d also like to spend more time networking, which I feel is something I can always improve upon. The Biggest disappointment was that the organizers could have given out some student Discount as there were many of them who were interested and could not be affordable.
All in All a great event to remember. Hats off to the Organizers.