Jammu: J&K first ever Devfest 2022 was organised by Google Developer Group, Jammu, J&K in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institution (JKEDI), Jammu.
Amit Sharma, IAS, Secretary Department of Mining, Government of Jammu and Kashmir who happened to be IT Secretary and CEO, J&K e-Governance Agency in the past was invited as the Chief Guest of this event who happened to address and motivate a large gathering of technocrats and young software developers attending Devfest 2022.
Amit Sharma said in his presidential address that Google Developers Group Jammu can play host to some of the sharpest minds in the technology space today which will provide access and skills to Jammu tech and student community.
He further elaborated that the future belongs to these developers and all Government departmental services are going online including successful implementation of eOffice in all the departments leading from Civil Secretariats, both at Jammu & Srinagar. He further revealed that such events provide great exposure to local developers and students who get an opportunity to discuss emerging tools and technologies.
Chief Guest Amit Sharma further mentioned that the Government of J&K is encouraging IT reforms in a big way, taking lot of initiatives like recent co-parterning in the 25th National e-Governance Conference whicch was held in SMVDU Katra, promoting capacity building programmes and fests in a big way and giving a level playing platform to all the potential stakeholders of IT domainin the shape of internship programmes in J&K e-Governance Agency.
Amit also shared the features of ongoing Digital J&K campaign which was a much-needed step to take UT to next level of reforms wherein all services are provisioned through active campaigns like BEAMS, ‘Aapka Mobile, Hamara Daftar’, ‘Aapki Zameen, Aapki Nigrani’ and e-Challan and e-Marketplace in the Mining sector for the convenience of general public.
Apart from Secretary Mining Amit Sharma who was the Chief Guest, Er. Ajaz Ahmed Bhat Director, Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institution (JKEDI) was the Guest of Honour, Surinder Choudhary, Additional Superintendent of Police, Samba was the Special Guest, Paryavaran Ratna Awardee Sushil Singh Charak was also present on the occasion. A number of techno experts, speakers and participants from all over India in this first-of-its-kind event in the city of temples.
Shikha Saxena, Customer Engineer, Google, started the session with her presentation and shared their highly valuable knowledge with the students. Students were enlightened as she shared her working experience at Google India and also shared about the job opportunities for developers at Google India.
Also, other prominent speakers include Pawan Kumar, Head of Engineering at Frontier, Ayush Shekhar, Engineering Manager at Frontrow, Aman Saini, Software Developer Engineer at Amazon, Abhishek Raj, Software Developer Engineer at Swiggy, Bhavyta Aggarwal, GDSC IIT Jammu Lead ’21, Harshita Jain, GitHub Campus Exper, Kavach Chandra, CTO at FreeStand, Loveleen Kaur, Google Android Educator, Co-organizer GDG Chandigarh, Akshay Kumar, Tech Lead Sadhana BM Private Limited, Parth Verma, Principal Engineer at C14 and Abhinandan Trilokia, Android Engineer, Organizer, GDG Jammu who received applaud from Chief Guest Amit Sharma while sharing their experiences with the gathering.
At the end, Abhinandan Trilokia, Chief Organizer of the Google Developers Group Jammu said that global trends have shaped-up in such a way that developers are thinking, up-skilling themselves and focusing on what’s next, particularly product management and designing for accessibility which are gaining interest and popularity. Finally, the organizers thanked all the dignitaries, experts, speakers, GDG Jammu community, participants and volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedule and making this event successful with their presence.