INDIA 2016

This year RubyConf India is going to be at God's own country, Kerala!, Welcome!

Le Meridien, Kochi. 19-20 March 2016

About RubyConf India

RubyConf India is a global event complementing other RubyConf events across the world.

This year our event is a 2 day, single track event focussed on Ruby Language, Framework and Tools. While we welcome all kinds of talks, we would love to have more talks around Ruby and experience reports around big data with Ruby.

We are lining up speakers from well known international community. The Talk RFP is now closed.

Note: The conference is entirely in English.


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Aaron Cruz


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.

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Abhinandan Kothari


Abhinandan is a Full Stack Software Engineer at GoJek. Currently working on Mobile Ecosystem. He is always excited about automation tools and working on servers. He is nemophilist who loves cycling and everything about nature. He follows Integrative food nutrition, leads an organic lifestyle and strongly believes in mindfulness.

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Anuja Ware


Anuja lives in Pune, India. She is a programmer at Josh Software. She works in ROR and also trying to become an good opensource contributor. She enjoys signing and sports in her free time.

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Chirag Aggarwal


Chirag is an application developer at GoJek, currently working in the mobile domain. His true passion lies in building products which keeps him busy in finding ways to improve his art. In his free time, he likes to participate in hackathons, contribute to open source and tinker with electronics.

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Charles Nutter


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Jon McCartie


Jon supports Ruby developers at Heroku. He travels full-time with his wife and 3 kids and loves climbing mountains, hiking, and exploring new places.

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Katrina Owen


Katrina accidentally became a developer while pursuing a degree in molecular biology. When programming, her focus is on automation, workflow optimization, and refactoring. She works primarily in Go and Ruby, contributes to several open source projects, and is the creator of

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Laurent Sansonetti


Laurent is the founder of HipByte and the original developer of RubyMotion. He worked at Apple for 7 years as a senior software engineer, on both iLife and OS X. At Apple, he maintained the Ruby distribution of OS X and also created the MacRuby project. In a previous life, he worked on IDA Pro and was an active contributor to RubyCocoa and GNOME. Laurent lives in Liège, Belgium.

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Manohar Amrutkar


Manohar is a programmer, traveller and he wants to become a data scientist. He started career in programming using Rails and became Ruby enthu. Currently working as full stack developer using AngularJS and Rails. Data and stats thrills him so he started diving into big data related technologies.

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Prathamesh Sonpatki


Prathamesh is remote programmer for BigBinary based out of India. He builds web apps using Rails and React.js!. He is interested in open source and contributes to many Ruby and Rails related projects. He likes Emacs operating system a lot and can be found constantly tweaking his .emacs.d

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Rishi Jain


I spend most of my time working on Ruby and AngularJS. I also help maintain medium_editor. I blog whenever I find something interesting, and speak at conferences. In my spare time, you can find me ranting on twitter about Manchester United whenever they don’t play well. Also, a fan of gaming at the workplace.

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Sarah Mei


Sarah Mei is the Chief Consultant at DevMynd in San Francisco, and has been writing software since before the internet had cats. She teaches classes on object-oriented design and testing strategies, is an expert pair programmer, and speaks and writes about code, architecture, and teams. Sarah is also well-known for her non-profit work, including currently with Ruby Central, RailsBridge, Bridge Foundry, Ruby Together, and Long Distance Voter. When she’s not live-tweeting action movies, Sarah works with teams to improve their processes around code and, inevitably, people.

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Sean Griffin


Sean is a committer on Ruby on Rails, the maintainer of Active Record, co-host of The Bike Shed podcast, and the creator of Diesel, an ORM and query builder for Rust. Having spent over a decade in the industry, he now focuses entirely on open source software. In recent months he primarily focuses on Rust and improving the web development landscape.

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Sethupathi Asokan


Sethu is a Director and co-founder at Josh Software, specialised in product engineering and expertise in open sources technologies. Talks less and drinks lots of whisky, plays football and does cycling.

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Shishir Joshi


Shishir is a software engineer at GoJek. When not writing code professionally, Shishir likes to read up on software engineering, fix bugs in open source projects, read fiction & non-fiction and devise new ways to avoid Bangalore's notorious traffic jams.

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Shweta Kale


Shweta lives in Pune, India. She is associated with Josh Software since July 2014 as a software developer. She is an enthusiastic programmer and an avid open source contributor. When free she likes to go for trekking and also spends some quality time with her family and friends.

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Sumit Das


Sumit is a software engineer at GoJek. He became a developer out of his passion for making games, and his new found love is riding motorbikes on tracks. When not programming, he can be found tweaking either text editors or his meal.

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Sumit Mahamuni


Always a learner / Linux Enthusiast / Programmer.

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Vagmi Mudumbai


Vagmi mostly spends his time writing code in various programming languages. Although he fantasises writing beautiful functional code in Haskell or Clojure, he spends most of his time hacking together stuff in Javascript, Swift, Java and Ruby. He can often be seen in conferences and meetups boring people to tears by talking about the software craftsmanship and how User Interfaces should behave as pure functions of the underlying state.

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Yukihiro Matsumoto


Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto is a programmer, and the creator of the Ruby language. He works for many open source related organizations and companies, e.g. NaCl inc. in Japan, Heroku and Ruby Association. Since his real name is difficult for non-Japanese speakers to pronounce correctly, he uses the nickname Matz on the Net.


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