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21 JUN 2018

Goldman Sachs Engineers Participate in Bengaluru Developer Summit

Goldman Sachs engineers from around the world attended the Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS), held from April 24-28, 2018 in Bengaluru, India, delivering talks and demonstrations, meeting fellow engineers, hosting an engineering quiz and sponsoring a booth that attracted over 1,000 conference attendees.

GS engineers from Bengaluru, London, New York and Salt Lake City attended the event.

GIDS is India’s largest annual engineering conference, with 1,200 engineers attending the four-day conference. Goldman Sachs participated as a platinum sponsor at the conference. This year, the event covered topics ranging from dynamic languages, data, cloud, and DevOps to web and mobile development. The conference has been run for eleven years and is dedicated to software developers across a vast variety of companies, industries and areas of expertise.

Jessica Man, a Goldman Sachs vice president and the global lead of the Application Monitoring team, presented on Taking Control of Java Runtime at Enterprise Scale. Jessica’s talk discussed Java Runtime Monitor, a lightweight application developed by engineers  at Goldman Sachs that allows millions of Java processes to be centrally monitored, generating data used for troubleshooting, capacity planning, security enforcement, and more.

“It was such an honor to be able to present and share my experience with so many enthusiastic developers!” said Jessica. “Being able to showcase our work in Java and connect with the technical people outside of the firm was an amazing experience.”

Nikhil, a vice president in Private Wealth Management Technology in Salt Lake City, presented two talks at the conference. In addition to his participation at GIDS, he also traveled through five Indian cities presenting on Java at Java User Group sessions in Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Trivandrum. He covered topics including “How to Make your Project Java-10 compatible” to “API Deep Dive: Designing Eclipse Collections.”

“Presenting and sharing ideas to the audiences in India has always been an amazing experience,” said Nikhil. “The audience is highly technical, diverse, enthusiastic and inquisitive making it one of my favorite places to present.”