Goa hosts 11th edition of DevFest

The 11th edition of DevFest was a perfect opportunity to network, learn and grow

Over 180 young techies, including professionals, women entrepreneurs, along with students connected at the DevFest Goa 2022. Google Developer Groups, Goa chapter hosted one of the most vibrant tech fests in Goa at Vivanta by Taj, Panjim, recently.

DevFest is the largest global, decentralised tech conference held across multiple locations by the local chapters of Google Developer Groups. The previous two years of DevFest happened online co-hosting with DevFest India, nationally; the annual event was conducted for the first time here since the pandemic began and aims to accelerate the growth of the tech community in Goa.

Being one of the most important events hosted by GDG, the organiser Prajyot Mainkar and the team of 9 volunteers put their best foot forward and made this event a grand success.

The conference was attended by industry professionals, students from across colleges, entrepreneurs, and guest delegates from Pune, Gujarat, Bangalore, as well as parts of Karnataka, and the most significant uniting factor for all was the zeal and love for technology.

Over 18 industry experts deliberated on more than 14 technologies across two tracks. Prajyot the organiser, mentor, and advisor to the Google Developers Group stated “We have been working very closely with the developer community of Goa over the years. This year’s theme was ‘inclusiveness and diversity’. With the growth of co-working, and work-from-anywhere culture growing across the world, it is a great opportunity for developers and students to explore interact and connect with the industry best’s via events such as Devfest. We want technology to be the new identity of the new-age Goa.”

“We are thrilled with the success of this year’s devfest,” said Ankita Mainkar – event co-organiser at the Devfest Goa “The turnout and level of engagement from attendees exceeded our expectations, and we are already planning for next year’s event.” The first talk of the day was delivered by Cherish Santoshi, DevRel Engineer, from ORKES, where he talked about Building Distributed Applications at a faster rate. The event further continued with wonderful sessions on topics ranging from the growth of databases and mircroserves to building robust applications using Google’s products, including a community panel with the guests. Post lunch, the event was divided into two tracks, one focused on tech and the other focused on business.

DevFest ended on a thoughtful note by the organiser to make it even more fun, and memorable. In all, it was a great day with the perfect opportunity for developers to network, learn and grow. The event marks the beginning of a new era of community engagement in the developers’ community of Goa, brought forth by the organisers.

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