DevFest’17 by Google Developers Group at CTAE Udaipur

“It was the first ever output on screen, “Hello World”; It was those sleepless nights,

It was the deploying of codes; it was banging of  keyboard keys ,

It was the debugging of single error; It was frustration to punch break the Laptop Screens .

We had everything before us and we had nothing before us .”

If you can relate to these feelings then you are developer .

DevFest’17 was organised by Google Developers Group Udaipur in association with Sanskrut Corporation as Board Of Advisors, Sponsored by GKMIT and Online Media Partner – UdaipurBlog . The event was held on 4th November 2017 at Placement Cell, CTAE Udaipur .

Devfest 2017

The event was started with a brief introduction of Google Developer Group and DevFest . There were some quick activities to engage the audience and make the session more interactive and enjoyable for everyone . The event was brought with a common vision of creating more awareness about technology and bring latest and trending technologies to the youth of Udaipur .

The event was started with a brief introduction of Google Developer Group and DevFest . There were some quick activities to make the engage the audience and make the session more interactive and enjoyable for everyone . The first session was taken by Mr. Jeetesh Sisodia, Founder GKMIT and CTO Reshotel, Mumbai  on Ruby on Rails .He focussed on the basic concepts of Ruby on Rails and asked developers to make the basics clear .

Jeetesh Sisodia

The second talk was delivered by Mr. Harsha Bandaru, CTO WieLabs,  on ‘Kotlin’ which was announced by Google as the official programming language for Android Applications . He talked about the advantages of using kotlin above the evergreen programming language called Java .

He also talked about open source  like Mozilla , FOSSASIA etc. He inspired developers to contribute to open source .

Next, Mr. Avikalp Kumar Gupta, Alumni, IIT Kanpur, delivered a talk on Machine Learning . He took examples from the daily life and also examples from the movies and games to bind the audience together . He also talked about the live projects of machine learning into existence . He talked about the championships that machines has won against humans .

Mr. Pradeep Chauhan from GKMIT delivered a talk on swift . He talked about the benefits of using swift over objective C . He also showcased a demo of the short form to make the concepts and working more clear .

Mr. Hitanshu Kaushal, Manager Sanskrut Corporation appreciated the initiative taken by GDG Udaipur and presented an opinion that building learning space environment in Udaipur can help youth gain better technical skills and practical knowledge . The speakers also spent some time post event with attendees for their doubts regarding their current projects they are working on .

GDG DevFests are large, community-run developer events happening around the globe focused on community building and learning about Google’s technologies. It is like a global series of events which take place between Aug to Nov in various different countries across the globe . Google Developers Group is basically a community of Technology Enthusiasts , Entrepreneurs , students , researchers . There are 105+ Countries with Google Developers Chapters, there are over more than 600+ chapters present around the globe  .

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