*One of LPU students has been chosen Manager, Google Developers Group Jalandhar (GDG Jalandhar)
*GDG Jalandhar organised “Devfest – 2012” with total financial support of Google
*Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful
Jalandhar: Since founded in 1998, Google has packed a lot into a relatively young life and has grown to serve many billions of users and customers around the world. Inspiring developers everywhere in the world through 349 Google Technology User Group (GTUG) Chapters, in 95 countries; Google has also constituted many Google Developer Groups in top cities of the world. In accordance, one of Lovely Professional University students, Bibin Babu, has been chosen as Manager, Google Developers Group Jalandhar (GDG Jalandhar), too. On being Google's great part, Bibin Babu organised “Devfest – 2012”, Punjab’s first ever Developers Conference, under power and sponsorship of Google. The fest focused on Google technologies - Android, Android Apps, Google Maps, API, Google Docs, HTML5, Innovation, Entrepreneurship in IT and lot more. This organisation was attended by hundreds of students, from different institutions.
On this occasion, prominent speakers, Mr Uttam Tripathi (Programme Head, Google India); Mr Mani Doraisamy (CTO, Orange Scape); Mr Pankaj Bharti (Associate Consultant, Infosys); Mr Navein Juneja (Sr Director, Student Career Services, LPU); Mr Vishu Grover (CEO, Innovation R&D); Mr Chaitanya (Director, Nadeus Educations); Mr Sudhir Singh (Co-chairman, Yi Youth Affairs) and Mr Bikramjit Singh (Director, Scintillation), added much to the knowledge.
Bibin Babu, a B Tech (IT)-MBA (HR) LPU student of final year informs: “In regard to such activities, LPU GDG is a university based open group of members, having its foundation at Lovely Professional University, Punjab (India). These are to use, learn, share and contribute to Google Technologies and to the wonderful World of Open Source. There are large no of developer communities, discretely located, in and around LPU but they are currently not running in coordination with each other. We, through LPU GDG aim at bringing them all under common umbrella for the betterment of all.”
Bibin Babu, is also Co-chairman of Yi-CII (Young Indians- Confederation of Indian Industries) LPU Net and Ambassodor - Bloomberg (North India), launched “Convivial”, the upcoming socio-technology event by the Google community.
He further said that three more such chapters are being launched through ours-LPU GDG: “We are always looking for more to join us in this journey. We conduct regular meet-ups to discuss & share new knowledge among the Google group and enjoy the company of fellow developers, who are free to join and experience. We too have our Google+ page on which regular updates and event, do-it-yourself, easy tutorials are being posted that are even understandable by the beginners. Follow our Page now. We have also developed a Developer Collab website, where one can find all the projects created by Developers under Google Developer Groups, LPU. Our main purpose is giving the Developers a public platform where they are able to use and implement Google Technologies/Open Source Technologies and sometimes even any Technology, and showcase their Project to the outer world.” This all is aimed at bringing the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web, and making all of Google better by including people, their relationships and their interests.
In fact, GDG DevFests are large, community-run events that offer speaker sessions across product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, code labs, and more. Each GDG DevFest is inspired by, and uniquely tailored to the needs of the hosting developer community. While no two events are exactly alike, each GDG DevFest, at its core, is powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen.