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Great Indian Developer Summit 2011 - Day One with .NET & DevExpress

DevExpress at GIDS 2011

Day one of the fourth annual Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS 2011) was a blast. This is the first time DevExpress visited India and the summit is a lot of fun so far.

About 1000 developers came to the summit today. Between Julian, Rachel, Mark, Gary and myself, we talked with all of them!

There was tons of interests in all platforms from WinForms, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, and WPF.

DevExpress Booth

Check out the slick DevExpress booth at GIDS 2011:

DevExpress at GIDS 2011


Saltmarch Media, the event organizer, did a great job promoting the event and sessions. Julian, Mark and Gary had their sessions highlighted by these large boards:

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Mark Miller gave a great 30 minute keynote about "Stepping into the future of the IDE". He made crazy predictions that the mouse was going to be dead in 25 years!

The attendees loved Mark's keynote and session. And they voted him their "favorite speaker of the day". Check out the white board for votes:

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Bangalore, India

Bangalore is an amazing city with lots of technical companies, friendly people and great food. Check out these pics of local attractions:

Lal Bagh in Bangalore Hindu temple Tippoo Sultan's Palace

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James S K Makumbi

Hehehehe I have known for years about Miller am just shocked that he was unknown in india. I hope it reflects directly into sales.

April 19, 2011 2:53 PM

Reyas Mohammed Ismail


Miller was known to .net developers, but saw him for the first time.. was a great session.. Thanks Miller and DevExpress..

April 20, 2011 12:06 PM

Mark Miller (DevExpress)

Hi Reyas,

Thanks! It was my pleasure to be there. I really enjoyed it!

April 21, 2011 4:23 AM

Rachel Hawley (DevExpress)

Mehul - can we go back again now, please?

April 27, 2011 7:22 AM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


Yes, that was a great time. Bangalore and GIDS were fantastic!

April 27, 2011 5:34 PM

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