Aaron lives in the suburbs of Vienna, Austria but is a native of the suburbs of Seattle. In his former life he was a shepherd, a cheesemaker and a sous chef. Now he is freelancing, building native iOS and Android apps and their respective API's. In his spare time, he organizes a range of user groups in Vienna. If you get him started talking about food, he may never stop. He spoke at GopherConIndia 2015. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Aditya is an engineer at Stripe and has been a full-time Go developer since 2012. He is the main developer for gitgo, a pure Go implementation of Git; Anaconda, the Twitter client library for Go; and gojson, a tool for generating Go struct definitions from JSON. He has also contributed to a number of Go projects, big and small, ranging from Goat, a bittorrent tracker, to the Go project itself.
Aditya studied statistics at Columbia and computer science at Cornell, and spends his free time playing German-style board games and listening to embarrassing music.
Anand Babu Periasamy
Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy is a long time contributor to free software, most notably GlusterFS, GNU FreeIPMI and GNU Freetalk. His recent project is an Amazon S3 compatible object storage written in Go language. AB also serves on the board of Free Software Foundation India and an investor / advisor to Nexus Venture Partners and few startups. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
A former lawyer and a self-taught programmer from the beautiful city of Singapore, Audrey became interested in the world of programming and computer science. She picked up front-end programming in April 2014 before learning Go as her first backend language in July 2014. She's since moved to programming full-time as her career at Nitrous.IO. Her GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Cory LaNou is a full stack web developer and entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience. After 11 years of being a successful serial entrepreneur, he has joined the InfluxDB team, working on building an open source time series database, written in Go. He is active in the Go community, leading the Denver Gophers meetup, as well as mentoring students in his free time. Prior to joining InfluxDB, Cory was with gSchool, Galvanize, SupportLocal, LocalLaunch, Pulsity and Computer Discount Warehouse. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Dushyant is QA Automation expert with 8+ years of experience and currently working with Synerzip. Java, GoLang, NodeJS, AWS are few of the names from his full list of technical skills. He has successfully helped organizations like QuickOffice (acquired by Google), CloudOn (acquired by DropBox), Prezi to make bug-free and optimized products which are catering millions of users. He is an active member of "The Document Foundation" and has presented a talk in LibreOffice Conference at Bern, Switzerland in 2014. He spends his free time in learning new technologies, playing Counter-Strike and watching movies. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Hana Kim is a software engineer on the Go team at Google and working on the Go mobile project. Before joining the project, she worked on various internal Google projects for distributed tracing, large-scale cluster monitoring and alerting technologies, and google-wide Go process performance monitoring and debugging.
Karan Misra is the CTO (and co-founder) of the Bangalore based eSports startup SoStronk. He has been in love with programming since he got his hands on his (read: his father’s) first computer and has never looked back ever since. He rediscovered programming when he came across the awesome Go Tutorial and feel in love with the language. Since then, he has been busy building his startup. He created the popular Go IoT framework EMBD.io, helped co-organise the first iteration of GopherConIndia and runs the Golang Bangalore meetup group. In his spare time, he enjoys talking about Go and a game of squash/Diablo 3/CSGO!
A passionate learner, keyboardist, open source contributor and a volunteer for Free Software Movement Karnataka. He is part of the early engineering team at Adori Labs, where he works on the backend as they reimagine audio experiences. He loves to learn and share, and his interests include Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Cryptography, Distributed Systems, Interaction Design and No-SQL databases. He believes that usability is as critical as engineering and this made him fall in love with the Caddy project, a Golang based Http/2 webserver, and ever since then he has been an active contributor. If not at work he might be found playing music, running, blogging, talking on technology, and on Coursera on Sundays. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Kedarnag M S
Kedarnag M S is working with Qwinix Technologies, Mysore. By passion, he is a traveller, shutterbug enthusiast, table tennis and a gamer geek. By profession, an observant and spirited tech-buff, who is an ardent believer of the power of - Golang and Ruby on Rails.
Marcel van Lohuizen
Marcel van Lohuizen is a longtime Googler who works on the Go team, where he now focuses on expanding Go's text processing capabilities. With a background in natural language processing, he started at Google on the search team. Here, among other things, he worked on a deployment system, which segued into his involvement in the development of Borg, Google's large-scale cluster manager. After his move to Zürich he helped grow the local office and went on a multi-year management stint. He ultimately reunited with some old colleagues on the Go team.
MarK Bates is the founder and chief architect of the Boston, MA based consulting company, Meta42 Labs. Mark spends his days focusing on new application development and consulting for his clients. At night he writes books, raises kids, and occasionally he forms a band and "tries to make it". Mark is the author of three books, "Distributed Programming with Ruby" (2009), "Programming in CoffeeScript" (2012), and "Conquering the Command Line" (2014). Mark also ran the weekly Golang screencast site, www.metacasts.tv which was acquired by O'Reilly in 2015. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Matthew Campbell is a Microservices scalability expert at DigitalOcean where he builds the future of cloud services. He wrote a book called "Microservices in Go" for O'Reilly. He recently presented at GothamGO, Velocity NYC, and GopherCon India, and blogs at kanwisher.com. Matthew was a founder of Errplane and Langfight. In the past he worked at Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Gucci, and Cartoon network. He spoke at GopherConIndia 2015.
Piyush Verma is a Platform and Infrastructure Engineer with Datascale.io. He is an ex-KDE developer and codes for Coffee and House music. He likes Multiprocessing, Distributed systems, APIs and automating everything. Previously, he created Siminars.com and when not coding he can be found running or cycling around the town. He spoke at GopherConIndia 2015. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Sathish V J
Sathish VJ is currently a software architect at a startup. His projects are typically full stack projects, and has been using Go as the primary backend language since he recognized it's significant advantages to development even while in its beta stages. He has been independently evangelizing Go at various forums including conducting workshops and training sessions as part of many technology forums.
Sau Sheong Chang
Sau Sheong Chang is the Director of Global Consumer Engineering for PayPal, managing teams that deliver consumer-focused products for PayPal. Previously, he was the Director of HP Labs Singapore, responsible for managing a team of research scientists and engineers focusing on researching and developing cloud computing and Big Data technologies for HP. Before joining HP, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Garena and Director of Engineering for Yahoo! Southeast Asia. Sau Sheong has been doing software development for 20 years, mostly in web application development. He is active in the Ruby and Go developer communities have have contributed to open source projects and spoke at meetups and conferences. Sau Sheong has also published 3 programming-related books, mostly on Ruby and is working on a 4th book titled "Go Web Programming". His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Shiju Varghese is a Solutions Architect focused on building highly scalable Cloud native applications with a special interest in APIs, Microservices, Containerized Apps and Distributed Systems. He currently specializes in Go, Google Cloud and Docker. Shiju is passionate on building scalable backend systems and Microservices in Go. He has developed web apps and distributed systems in Go, C# and Node.js. Shiju is a pragmatic minimalist, who focuses on real-world practices for architecting solutions. He currently works as a Consulting Architect on Go and Google Cloud. He is also currently working on a book on Go titled "Web Development with Go". He spoke at GopherConIndia 2015. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Siva is a software architect at Real Image Media Technologies. Starting off with embedded application development in C/C++ more than decade ago, he has contributed to open source projects such as GStreamer and log4cplus. Having gained extensive experience in digital cinema, back end development with Go is what has captured his imagination now. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Smita Vijayakumar graduated with a Masters in Computer Sciences under the guidance of Prof. Gagan Agrawal at The Ohio State University. Their work on resource management on cloud environments is published as a book. Smita worked in the San Francisco bay area for networking giants before relocating to Bangalore. Presently at Exotel as an engineer, she developed interest in Go and is excited about exploring and applying this for efficient solutions to problems on hand at Exotel.
Sunil Sayyaparaju, Director of Product and Technology at Aerospike, has over 10 years experience working on different types of SQL RDBMS solutions, such as single machine (monolithic), in-memory, distributed shared-disk, and distributed shared-nothing architectures with emphasis in transaction management, storage, access, performance tuning, and recovery areas. Sunil currently leads Aerospike's Bangalore office, working on their distributed shared-nothing NoSQL solution. Aerospike is a high-performance, self-balancing, immediately consistent, distributed NoSQL database. Aerospike also has an add on product for replication across data-centers over WAN which supports different complex topologies. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Uttam is working as Tech Lead with Synerzip and has extensive experience in application development using C, C++, and Shell Scripting. He is interested in machine learning, microservices, web applications using golang, REST, mongodb, sqlite and mysql. Uttam is always eager to learn a new technology and loves to travel. His GopherConIndia 2016 talk slides.
Verónica is a mobile and back-end developer currently working at Ardan Labs. Previously, she was a data structures researcher, the lead mobile developer of Mexico's tax collection service (SAT), and led the back-end team of an advertising digital agency, where she began using Go. She is also an Android instructor, a very active community member, and runs the Mexico City Go Meetup, which is the largest Go community in Latin America. She spoke at GopherConIndia 2015.
Minio is a Cloud storage server, designed to be minimal and scalable. Minio will enable application developers to build their own Amazon S3 compatible Cloud storage without any special storage skills. Minio is written in Golang and downloadable as a single selfcontained binary. It is light enough to be bundled along the application stack, similar to Node.js and MongoDB. All of Minio source code is released as free software under Apache License 2.0.
DigitalOcean is the world’s fastest growing cloud hosting provider built for developers. Our mission is simple: we’re passionate about making complex infrastructure simple and delighting our customers with a seamless experience that brings them joy. New users can easily deploy a blazing fast cloud server in 55 seconds with an intuitive control panel interface, which can be replicated on a larger scale with the company’s straightforward API.
Exotel is India's fastest growing cloud telephony startup based out of Bangalore. Powering more than a million phone calls per day, Exotel helps companies, from small startups to enterprises connect to their customers. Exotel aims to change the way business communication happen by building a suite of innovative voice products on top of a robust and scalable telephony infrastructure. The infrastructure is currently being built using Go.
Go-jek is a socially minded technology company that aims to improve the welfare of workers in Indonesia’s vast informal sector. We partner with more than 200,000 experienced and trustworthy ojek drivers to provide our customers with a wide array of services, including food delivery and passenger transport. GO-JEK values are speed, innovation and social impact and the company has won numerous awards, including the Asia-Pacific Global Enabling Technology Company of the Year from the Mobile Marketing Association. GO-JEK is active in 10 cities nationwide: Jakarta, Bandung, Bali, Surabaya, Makassar, Yogyakarta, Medan, Palembang, Semarang and Balikpapan.
Qube Cinema is a world recognized innovative brand paving the way in technological developments in the cinema industry across 48 countries and powering over 8000 screens. We have the world’s largest mastering service at Los Angeles, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad for DCI 2K, 4K and E-Cinema - in 2D and 3D and have helped master over 10000 features. Qube is a subsidiary of Real Image Media Technologies – the company that has initiated several paradigm shifts in production, postproduction and exhibition. It has always been Real Image's goal to provide solutions for every need that arises in the business of movies, filmmaking and movie exhibition - Moviebuff is one such solution. Designed and built as the best online movie database experience using Ruby on Rails, MovieBuff is the definitive source of information on all movies that release in India — Hollywood, independent and of course, Indian movies in every language. Another forward thinking technology introduced to the Indian market by Qube Cinema, and enabling an enhanced movie ticketing experience, is Justickets. It offers a comprehensive theatre management system using Go and React JS that helps cinemas digitise their operations and deliver a fantastic experience to customers.
Qwinix Technologies is a Denver-based application development and IT services provider with offices in Costa Rica, Dubai and India. Collaboration, transparency and agile practices, combined with quality-conscious code and global delivery model, enable Qwinix to more quickly develop highly-functional, cost-effective applications that deliver reliable business results. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, Qwinix clients appreciate the integration of Agile, Lean & Continuous Delivery that bring their ideas to market faster.
True to its name, it was an innate enthusiasm and passion for building web solutions in Ruby On Rails that led to the establishment of Josh Software in 2007. With a belief that Programming is An Art, Josh Software has a unique organizational process focused to facilitate high performance, scalability and high-standard code quality. Josh Software believes that Go is the language of this decade and has made major forays in this direction. The hand picked Josh Software team of 38 regularly contributes back to the open source community.
Aerospike is the high-performance NoSQL database that is unmatched in offering extreme speed at scale with high availability and remarkable economy for companies with real-time, mission-critical applications. Aerospike helps businesses achieve the speed, scale and availability required to manage the real-time transactional workloads of modern, mission-critical applications. Customers choose Aerospike for its consistently high throughput, low latency, seamless scale-out, and lower TCO advantages. Enterprise and open source versions of Aerospike include tools and packages to help developers build modern applications without low-level programming. Leaders in financial services, telecom, media, retail and technology trust Aerospike to power their web-scale workloads for use cases including fraud detection, call data records, real-time bidding, recommendation engines and caching. Partners include Intel, Samsung, Amazon Web Services, Cloudera and Dell, among others. Aerospike is based in Silicon Valley with sales and development offices in the U.S. and India. Follow us at @aerospikedb / join our meetup page here.
PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies.
GopherAcademy is a community driven organization dedicated to the education of Go developers and the promotion of the Go programming language. GopherAcademy organizes GopherCon, the yearly conference for Go developers, and curates their popular blog at https://blog.gopheracademy.com.
BetaCraft is a Mobile focused product development and consulting company based in Pune, India. We build backends exclusively in Golang. We have years of experience and expertise of building Mobile focused products and services. We work with companies of all sizes from Startups to Fortune 500s. Having built popular products of our own, we bring an unique perspective to outsourced product development needs.
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship and run distributed applications. With Docker, organizations shrink application delivery from months to minutes, frictionlessly move workloads between data centers and the cloud and achieve 20X greater efficiency in their use of computing resources.
Paperboard is a Toronto based company with an engineering branch in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It has been one of the very first, if not the first software company to introduce Golang in Sri Lanka and setup office back in late 2013. Paperboard has developed enterprise level closed-source web framework, content delivery network software, and a few high-profile websites using Go. It strives on the principles of Rob Pike, specifically "Simplicity is Complicated".
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