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.

We're looking for speakers who wish to give a talk at GopherCon India 2018. If you're interested kindly send your talk proposal today.

We are accepting all types of talk proposals (related to Go) till December 16th, 2017.

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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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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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Niranjan Paranjape


Hacker. Director & Chief Architect @gojekindonesia, S+SE Asia's fastest growing startup. Formerly: Founder and CTO, @c42engineering.

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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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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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Steve Francia


Steve Francia has the unique distinction of having held leadership roles in 5 of the top 100 open source projects. He is currently at Google as a member of the Go language leadership team responsible for product and strategy. He also currently serves as a Director of the Drupal Association. He previously held executive roles at Docker and MongoDB where he led engineering, product and open source. He is the creator of Hugo, Cobra, Viper, spf13-vim and many additional open source projects. He is a published author, speaker, developer, and father of 4. Outside of technology Steve likes skateboarding, punk rock, and dystopian films.

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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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