TO THE NEW Digital, a pioneer in Grails and Groovy development, organized and sponsored the first Indian edition of the renowned GR8Conf in partnership with OCI. #fame, a leading digital entertainment network, live streamed the entire conference making it virtually accessible to over 5000 viewers globally.
The conference focused on GR8 technologies, featured an impressive list of technocrats including – Burt Beckwith, a renowned Grails Thought Leader and Author of Programming Grails, Søren Berg Glasius – Co-founder – GR8Conf, Jacob Aae Mikkelsen – Senior Software Engineer – Lego Group, Naresha K – Chief Technologist – Channel Bridge Software Labs, Paul King – Co-author of Manning’s best-seller: Groovy in Action and many more. The speakers shared their mindset on the GR8 ecosystem and related technologies.
The conference which had two parallel session tracks, commenced with the keynote speech of Burt Beckwith. The session “Functional Programming with Groovy” delivered by Naresh K, focused on the key aspects of Groovy technology and its application in designing high-end projects.
The day long event witnessed great insights around Concurrency with GPars by Paul King, Tour De Plugin by Søren Berg Glasius, Async Programming with RatPack by Prakash Balodi, Fun with Spring Security by Burt Beckwith, Dockerize it All by Puneet Behl and Bhagwat Kumar.
According to Burt Beckwith, a renowned Grails Thought Leader, “The conferences like these are a great way to evangelize tech communities and reflect on the new advancements in the ecosystem. I am honored to be associated with GR8Conf.”
“This was the first edition of GR8Conf in India and I am extremely happy with the way it has been conducted. It was great to see the enthusiasm among the attendees and I am looking forward to many more editions of GR8Conf in India”, said, Søren Berg Glasius, Co-founder – GR8Conf.
“Groovy and Grails is one of the fastest growing technologies being adopted by many big names in the industry. GR8Conf IN is a great platform to learn about the latest updates around GR8 technologies. We are glad to organize such a prestigious event and contribute to the Groovy and Grail community”, said Deepak Mittal, CEO, TO THE NEW Digital.
The conference was attended by more than 250 participants from a wide array of companies including Wipro Technologies, Info Edge India, Sapient, JellyFish Technologies, OnGraph Technologies, BristleCone India, Oodles Technologies, etc.