Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc.,
and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions.
ShriKant Vashishtha is a generalist who has remained active thought leader in Agile and technology spaces. He has worked in very large-scale projects as an architect for Fortune 50 customers and also worked as an Agile coach for large portfolios.
He is frequent speaker in many Agile and technical events and has been publishing blogs on http://www.agilebuddha.com apart from Globallogic blogs. His current interest areas are Lean Startup, Scaled-Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Acceptance Test Driven Development.
Mr. Thakur has over 18 years of successful technical and business leadership experience with startup and larger firms. He is an alumnus of IIT Roorkee and IIM Bangalore.
He is leading user cluster engineering team in Flipkart. He is building product which are scaled to handle more than 300k QPS keeping the performance and rich user information intact. He also led IP&Media Engineering BU of Guavus releasing multiple Big Data Analytics v1 products for telco domain. These products are based on number of latest technology stacks including Hadoop Map Reduce, Spark Framework, JVM Caching, Columnar databases etc.
Earlier he also worked for large corporates like Microsoft, HP and IBM in product engineering area.
Kunal is Co-Organizer and Speaker at Pune Java User Group. When not coding, he prefers listening to hard rock bands like Led Zeppelin and loves playing drums. And all this while, he tries to juggle with ‘joys’ of being a father of 18 months old boy.
Naresha is the founder organiser of Bangalore Groovy Grails Meetup. He has been a speaker at several conferences and presented on Groovy technologies, including Selenium Conf and Functional Conf.
Roni C. Thomas
Coding since the 5th grade, Roni is a Grails developer, an energetic coding addict and TO THE NEW's own Kanban evangelist. He is a Senior Software Engineer at TO THE NEW with a Masters degree in Computer Applications.
Manoj is a Grails expert and an open-source enthusiast working with TO THE NEW. Getting in depth with both the business as well as the technical aspects of a project, he has worked on various technologies, from building custom solutions in Grails, Java, GXT, PhoneGap to working as a part-time "DevOps".
An Amazon Certified Solutions Architect, Manoj has been presenting at various Conferences like IndicThreads, GrailsConf talking about his experiences in Elasticsearch and Grails.