Here’s everything that happened in #GDGDevfest2016 @Templetown Madurai

Halfway through November, GDG Madurai was getting ready to conduct the second edition of Devfest’16 in Madurai.

In this edition, students and developers got together to the latest cutting edge technologies like cloud computing, VR and VFX, big data analytics on IOT and Progressive web apps.

The event saw the participation of young engineers from various districts in Tamilnadu like Chennai, Coimbatore, Salem, Trichy, Dindugal and Madurai. The hall is not only filled with air but also filled with future Developers.


The Welcome Note was given by Mr. Senthil Kumar from Qualcomm with full of excitement followed by Mr.Chandrasekaran from Huawei Technologies delivered the Keynote of #Devfest2016.


Cloud computing is one of most emerging skills today; this session was completely handled by Mr. Karthik Padmanabhan who is working in Google. He started his speech by telling, it’s all on the cloud!! His energy level was in full swing while answering the plenty of questions from student’s side, still now our participants are asking questions to him via twitter.


The youth of Volunteers from GDG hosted the Panel discussion to the Professors and HODs from various colleges in Madurai which was something awesome and the bits of effective conversations are always remembered by everyone. More than 25+ developers and designers interacted with them.

One week before ahead of the event, our volunteers went for seeking sponsorship for the programme but surprisingly SBL group from Madurai were ready to deliver the topic about VR and how the 360 degree camera is working, and pros & cons of VR. Live Demo has been showed to the participants.


Ms. Manisha Madhwani and Mr. Shadab from TCS said about the present and future of IOT. Hoping IOT will be the next Industrial revolution!!

Future of web is nothing but Progressive web app, Likewise future of India is nothing but our younger generation. The guy named Prasanth who is pursuing his engineering from Anna University has delivered his speech about Progressive web apps which was the good initiative for him.


We gave swags and goodies to all the participants.

Event Details

Event Name : “GDGDevFest 2016 Madurai”

Venue: Pearl banquet AC Hall in byepass road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Date: 20.11.16

Event type: Full Day

Timings: 09.00a.m to 6.00p.m

Event Hashtag: #GDG #gdgmdu #Devfest2016 #Devfest16mdu

Meetup Link :

Event site:

Few statistics:

# Participants Registered 384
# Participants Invited 175
# Participants Attended 159
# Women Participants 68




Edited by – Andal Mariappan

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