IIIT Allahabad's Premier Tech Summit 14th-15th March 2021 Registration
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About Us

Pragma is the premier multifaceted Tech Summit of IIIT Allahabad. Attracting some of the best technophiles in the industry, it is a 2-day extravaganza hosting Entrepreneurs, Designers, Developers, and Researchers and featuring workshops and gripping talks.
Pragma’s main aim is to spark conversations between the students and get their ideas flowing because young blood often produces revolutionary ideas.

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Pragma Vision

Our vision is to help student developers learn from and work with some of the most experienced and skilled developers in the country, as well as to give them the opportunity of interacting with new technologies that they otherwise might not have been familiar with.

We want to create a space that nurtures and encourages students to let their creative juices flow freely and engage in lively discussions with each other, which may sow the seeds for some truly revolutionary ideas. We hope that this initiative will make a significant contribution towards using development to solve real world problems.

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ABOUT IIIT ALLAHABAD

IIITA is one of the premier engineering colleges of India. It is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the ​ Ministry of Human Resource Development​ . ​ Established in 1999, as a center of excellence in Information Technology and allied areas. Institute was conferred the Deemed University status by Govt. of India in the year 2000. Regarded to have one of the best coding cultures among colleges in India, IIIT-A is known for producing tech-savvy graduates every year.

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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

A thing can't survive if it attempts to be exclusive.' We, at Pragma, live by this principle and hope to make this a place where young developers can come together and interact with no holds barred. We are dedicated to promote a fair environment and eliminate any bias against race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender and disability. To celebrate the spirit of diversity, we have few slots reserved for female speakers, and some 'girls-only' devsprints as well.

Workshop

Pragma will also feature numerous workshops to provide hands-on experience of latest cutting edge technologies that would have been difficult for you to access otherwise. It will be a great learning experience and you may expect to leave with an idea of what technologies in the future will look like.

Speakers

Balaji Viswanathan

Balaji Viswanathan

Co-founder and CEO of Invento Robotics

Topic: The Future of Robotics!

14th March 2021

Balaji Viswanathan is the Co-founder and CEO of Invento Robotics, a robotics company with a goal to be a pioneer in the emerging field of AI-enabled hardware. A three-time winner of the prestigious medal from the National Design and Research Forum and various other awards for academic excellence, his journey from being a student in a southern Indian village to a sensation in the tech world is one that inspires hundreds of thousands of developers, and his love for writing earned him the spot of Quora's Top Writer of 2017, where he enjoys a devout following.

Cennydd Bowles

Cennydd Bowles

Managing Director at NowNext Studio

Topic: Where next for Ethical Tech

14th March 2021

A designer and futurist with nearly two decades of experience advising companies including Twitter, Samsung, Accenture, and the BBC. He is the author of Future Ethics – 'A must read for anyone who is inventing the future' – and now runs responsible design and futures studio NowNext.
Cennydd has been an invited futurist for the UN, a contributor to the BSI’s Responsible Innovation steering group, and a reviewer for MIT Press.

Kamesh Sampath

Kamesh Sampath

Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat

Topic: Intricate art of Application Development: a Pandora's box of Programming, Platform and Processes

14th March 2021

An Author, Consultant and Developer Advocate, Kamesh is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, as part of his additional role as Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat. He actively educates on Kubernetes/OpenShift, Servicemesh, and Serverless technologies. With a career spanning close to two decades, most of Kamesh’s career was with services industry helping various enterprise customers build Java-based solutions. Kamesh has been a contributor to Open Source projects for more than a decade and he now actively contributes to projects like Tektoncd, Knative, Minishift, Eclipse Che, fabric8 etc., As part of his developer philosophy he strongly believes in LEARN MORE, DO MORE and SHARE MORE!

Mayank Khandelwal

Mayank Khandelwal

Founder of Whiteboard.FM

Topic: How to become a UI/UX Designer and how to look out for opportunities as a designer after graduation

14th March 2021

A developer turned designer who likes to build digital products: Mayank is the founder of Whiteboard.FM, a product & design interview series on Youtube exploring the stories, processes & projects of interesting and upcoming folks and hosts amazing people on his #10KDesigners podcast.
He currently works as a designer at CRED and is simultaneously helping build 10kdesigners, the design school of the future.

Pararth Shah

Pararth Shah

Staff Software Engineer at Google

Topic: The Role of AI in the future of the Indian Economy

14th March 2021

Pararth is fascinated by the distinctly human trait of talking, and his dream is to make machines talk and learn like humans do. He leads a team of engineers and research scientists to ship state-of-the-art AI, ML and NLP techniques to make Google Assistant converse more naturally with users. Previously, he worked at Facebook building a new voice assistant feature for Facebook’s AR and VR devices, and at Google AI conducting research in conversational AI, robotics and reinforcement learning.

Gaurav Sen

Gaurav Sen

A Software engineer, content creator and Youtuber

Topic: Adding AI in large-scaled distributed systems

15th March 2021

A Software engineer, content creator and Youtuber: Gaurav Sen is the founder of InterviewReady, which helps engineers and students hone their technical skills.

Jonathan Herke

Jonathan Herke

Manager of Developer Relations at TigerGraph

Topic: Graph Fundaments and Use-Cases and an Introduction to the Tigergraph Cloud

15th March 2021

Jonathan Herke is the Manager of Developer Relations at TigerGraph. He has a BS in Information Systems and is the founder of Futurist Academy, a non profit community which focuses on exploring emerging technologies to reshape the future.
He has worked for 8 years as a Networking Engineer in the Army National Guard and has spent over 6 years building healthcare solutions as an EIR and Graph Engineer.

Brian King

Brian King

Community Manager for Cloud Development Tools at the Eclipse Foundation

Topic: Your Open Source journey and the Eclipse Foundation

15th March 2021

The Community Manager for Cloud Development Tools at the Eclipse Foundation, Brian King, is responsible for driving community growth, adoption and evolution around open-source cloud-based development tools. Working closely with members and developers from Red Hat, IBM, Intel, SAP and other industry giants, Brian leads strategic planning, organizational decision making, and new project execution for one of the industry’s fastest-growing working groups.

Varun Sharma

Varun Sharma

Senior Software Engineer at Databricks

Topic: Data Lakehouses: the future of data science, engineering and machine learning

15th March 2021

Varun Sharma, a Senior Software Engineer at Databricks, has worked with industry giants like WalmartLabs, Flipkart, and Booking.com and gained a wide variety of experiences from streaming platforms to data platforms to the SaaS industry in the past few years.

Past Speakers

Pragma will feature talks from some of the most experienced and sought after people from the developer community. Upto this point, you’ve only only read their blogs but now you’ll get a chance to hear them speak on our stage and interact with them personally!

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Developer at GITCOIN.

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Developer Advocate, Elastic.

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CEO & Founder, Girlscript.

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Creative Head, Devfolio.

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Mozilla.

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Community Manager at DuckDuckGo and a Mozilla Rep.

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