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XConf is our annual technology event created by technologists. It is designed for technologists who care deeply about software and its impact on the world.
 

This year, XConf will be a virtual experience available at two different time slots. October 7th and 8th will feature pre-recorded sessions and October 9th will feature live sessions. During the nine exciting talks spread across three days, you can choose to stay for the entire day or drop in the sessions which interest you the most.

What you should expect is to be a part of an open and lively exchange of ideas, insights and opinions with the Thoughtworks tech community.

Keynote Speakers

Neal Ford
Neal Ford

Director, Software Architect

 

Also known as Thoughtworks' Meme Wrangler, Neal is the designer and developer of applications, articles and video presentations. He is also an author and/or editor of an increasingly large number of books spanning a variety of subjects and technologies, including his two most recent – Fundamentals of Software Architecture and Building Evolutionary Architectures. His professional focus includes designing and building large-scale enterprise applications. He's also an internationally known speaker, speaking at over 700 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 3000 presentations.

Chris Ford
Chris Ford

Head of Technology

 

Chris's professional expertise includes continuous delivery, domain-driven design, architecture and scaling engineering organizations. His current focus is to help clients apply the lessons of microservices and domain-driven design to the data domain using Data Mesh. Chris' personal interest lies in functional programming and operationalizing music theory with code. Over the past few years, Chris has presented music theory to programming audiences, covering topics including European classical music, complexity theory, jazz, central African polyrhythms and tuning systems.

 

Speakers

Sunit Parekh

Sunit Parekh

 

Solution Architect and Agile Expert

 

Sunit, with over 21 years of experience, works for large enterprises in distributed projects. He helps clients with defining technology strategies and implementing digital platforms for ambitious projects. 
Prathamesh Kalamkar

Prathamesh Kalamkar

 

Data Scientist

 

With 9+ years of experience in solving complex data science problems in Multiple Business Verticals like Insurance, Retail , Pharmaceuticals, Prathamesh's interest areas are Natural Language Processing , AI applications in Indian Legal Systems etc.

Prashanth Ramakrishnan

Prashanth Ramakrishnan

 

Lead Engineer

 

Prashanth has 8+ years of experience in Fintech and in e-commerce domains across different geographies. His interests include areas like data science and blockchain.

Surya Sreedevi Vedula

Surya Sreedevi Vedula

 

Lead Quality Analyst

 

Surya is experienced in defining Quality Strategy and building Test Automation frameworks. She is passionate about DevOps and Infrastructure Architecture. She is a AWS Certified Developer and Certified Kubernetes Administrator.

Kuldeep Singh

Kuldeep Singh

 

Head of XR Practice & Principal Consultant, Engineering

 

Kuldeep has built his career empowering businesses with the Tech@Core approach. He has incubated IoT and AR/VR Centres of Excellence with a strong focus on building development practices such as CICD, TDD, automation testing etc.

Raju Kandaswamy

Raju Kandaswamy

 

Lead Consultant

 

Raju is an innovator and tech enthusiast. His passion lies in disrupting the XR (AR/VR/MR) and industrial robotics arena. He has designed real-time high-transaction rate enterprise systems and telemetry solutions.

Sindhuja Mahendran

Sindhuja Mahendran

 

Senior Application Developer

 

With 6 years of experience working with domains like retail and finance, Sindhuja is security consultant striving to improve the security posture of several IT teams

Angshuman Sarkar

Angshuman Sarkar

 

Principal Consultant

 

Angshuman has over 20 years of experience in software delivery with a strong background in software architecture, development and implementation of enterprise systems across various domains including public health.

Gurpreet Luthra

Gurpreet Luthra

 

Principal Consultant

 

With over two decades of technology experience, Gurpreet has played multiple roles including community manager, product manager, head of product practice, technology principal and more.

Ashish Bhalgat

Ashish Bhalgat

 

Cloud Solution Architect

 

With 15+ years of experience in building distributed cloud native applications for large scale organizations, Ashish is passionate about micro-services, server-less, domain driven design, software platform building and distributed systems

Agenda

October 07, 2021

9:00 am - 9:30 am IST | Replay: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm IST

Keynote- TBD

Neal Ford

9:30 am - 10:00 am IST | Replay: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm IST

OpenNyAI: Building open AI systems to help Indian Legal System

Prathamesh Kalamkar

10:00 am - 10:30 am IST | Replay: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm IST

Getting ready for disasters with Chaos engineering

Prashanth Ramakrishnan & Sunit Parekh

10:30 am - 11:00 am IST | Replay: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm IST

Deploying Microservices using Serverless technology or Kubernetes container orchestration

Ashish Bhalgat & Surya Sreedevi Vedula

October 08, 2021

9:00 am - 9:30 am IST | Replay: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm IST

TBD

TBD

9:30 am - 10:00 am IST | Replay: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Enterprise XR to Ethical XR

Kuldeep Singh & Raju Kandaswamy

10:00 am - 10:30 am IST | Replay: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm IST

Software supply-chain attacks and mitigations

Sindhuja Mahendran

10:30 am - 11:00 am IST | Replay: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm IST

Lessons from 8 years of OpenSource Product Development (Bahmni EMR)

Angshuman Sarkar & Gurpreet Luthra

October 09, 2021

9:00 am - 10:00 am IST

Keynote- Music as code performance

Chris Ford

10:00 am - 11:00 am IST

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