Attend DevFest 2018

The biggest Google related event, carefully crafted for you by GDG community! Awesome speakers and lot's of fun!!

22nd September, 2018

Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar, Nalanchira

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Why This Event Is Awesome?


Each GDG DevFest is inspired by and uniquely tailored to the needs of the developer community that hosts it. While no two events will be exactly alike, each GDG DevFest will, at its core, be powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen.

Expert Speakers

Best in class speakers who have extensive knowledge of the topic.

Developer focused!

Google Developers Group (GDG) - is an open and volunteer geek community who create exciting projects and share experience about Google technologies with a passion

Meet the Speakers

Anoop Ambika

Anoop P Ambika

Anoop is a serial entrepreneur, organiser and a technology enthusiast. He is the co-founder of several technology/ environment startups and currently is Chief Executive Officer of CLAP Research and Genpro Life Sciences.

CLAP Research brings together a team of Machine Learning, Statistics, NLP and Cognitive Neuroscience specialists to enable the transition of enterprise applications from deterministic systems to implicit learning systems.

Karthik Padmanabhan

Karthik Padmanabhan

Karthik is part of the Google's Global Developer Ecosystem team focused on the incredible India opportunity. Focused on devising and executing plans to nurture "Influencers" and their "communities" to boost Google's Technology advocacy, adoption, quality & perception.

Before this, Karthik was responsible for scaling the IBM Cloud Ecosystem in Asia Pacific. Focused on driving adoption for IBM Cloud (Bluemix + Softlayer) and Watson APIs with Developers, Startups & Enterprises.

Nikhil Krishna

Nikhil Krishna

Nikhil is a software professional with over 16 yrs of experience in IT consulting and product development, spanning a wide variety of business domains. He has always been fascinated by the internet and is passionate about programming for the web and it's potential as a tool to transform user experiences. He is passionate about Bitcoin and blockchain and their potential to disrupt the status quo. He believes distributed ledgers to be one of the most interesting distributed systems out there. Some of his other areas of interest include Distributed Systems, Machine Learning, RPA and Lean Product Development.

Niranjana Nair

Niranjana Nair

Niranjana Nair is a freelance IT management consultant. She has more than 22 years of industry experience and has held many leadership positions in IT companies in India and in the US.

Apart from IT, an area that she is passionate about is children’s education esp soft skill development. To provide a platform for students to improve their communication and leadership skills, she co-founded Renaissance Communication and Leadership Institute (RCLI).

Madhav M Nair

Madhav M Nair

Madhav is a Unity 3d Ambassador for Unity Technologies, India and works as a Sr Software Developer working on XR Products at UST Global. Being a Design geek, he specializes in Interaction Design for Immersive Technologies. He leads the Unity3d User group in Trivandrum and has been a Jr Research Fellow at Future Technologies Lab under KSUM.

Pawan Kumar

Pawan is a Google Developer Expert for Flutter. He is based out of New Delhi, and is an avid Android, Flutter developer and an entrepreneur.

Praseed Pai

Praseed Pai

Praseed Pai, is designated a Sr. Solutions Architect at UST Global. He is a regular speaker on technology topics in the last two decades. He is the author of ".NET Design Patterns" and "C++ Reactive Programming" (packt publishing). He is the primary author of the SLANG compiler infrastructure system. His areas of Interest also stretches to Philosophy of Computer Programming, Cross Cultural encounters in Software Engineering

Robin Panicker

Robin Panicker

Robin, is the CEO of SEQATO, a small start-up that he started as a hobby. He has been in this industry for around 16 years and he specialises in bridging the gap between man and machine. He likes architecting simple solutions for complex problems. His latest area of interest lies in exploiting artificial intelligence for the benefit of mankind.


Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar, Nalanchira, Parottukonam, Thiruvananthapuram

Event Schedule

9:30am to 10:00am


If you have already registered online, just mention your name and sign in. Walk-ins are welcome, please note that we will only be able to accomodate based on availability.

10:00am to 10:15am


Keynote address.

10:15am to 11:00am


Karthik will give an introduction to Google's Solve for India program.

11:00am to 11:45am

Modularizing your App - In an Instant

Robin will give brief introduction to Instant apps.

11:45am to 12:30pm

Digital wellbeing and setting limits on technology usage

Non-technical talk on Digital wellbeing and setting limits on internet/device usage in general.

12:30pm to 1:15pm


Anoop gives an introduction to inovations in NLP.

1:15pm to 2:00pm


Break for a power lunch, and mingle with the developers from the community.

2:00pm to 2:45pm

BlockChain, Machine Learning and Limits of Programming them

There are problems which a professional can encounter when some one chooses ML,Block Chain and so on, as a career path. These disciplines are not a stable option for making a a living. The session outlines the Limits of the Programming, Scope and Limits of the AI, Block chain issues along with Business and Operational challenges when working with these technoligies. In the end, a middle path is being suggested

2:45pm to 3:30pm


Pawan will give an introduction to Flutter and talk about what makes it the next big thing in mobile application development.

3:30pm to 4:15pm

Blockchains - a developers perspective

An introduction to blockchains from a developers perspective. We will discuss the underlying concepts of the blockchain data structure and debate where it can be leveraged in technical solutions.

4:30pm to 5:15pm

Augmented Reality (AR)

Madhav talks about AR.

5:15pm to 5:30pm


Thank you note, and fun activities to wind things down.