We started Rightrix Solutions in 2003 as a software development firm. While we went about building software, we consistently kept feeling a dearth of world-class, vendor-neutral content in India. India either had marketing road shows or we were exclusively dependent on technology content from the west.
We launched IndicThreads.com in 2004 and held the first IndicThreads conference in 2006. We had no experience at technology events back then, but the thought of not being able to pull it off did not cross our minds. We were young and confident and happy to be doing something exciting. What we lacked in our systems, we perhaps made up for with enthusiasm. And what a success it was! So many companies put their faith and money on us. As did so many techies from all over India. Many of them are still journeying with us! That, more than anything, gave us the faith that the conferences were a value-add to the people in the IT industry.
Also, in the initial years, we were not sure of how many home-grown speakers we would have. But, after all these years, we are proud to know of so many passionate speakers here, doing great work and brimming with sparkling ideas. We are happy to have played a part in their success!
The IndicThreads conferences have always looked to provide a welcoming, open platform for learning, discussions and at times just to feel and absorb the buzz around cutting-edge technology.
We don’t claim to have addressed the issue that led to the birth of IndicThreads, but we sure have tried to deliver technology-focused, professional content and conferences in India.
Pune 2015 looks especially poised to deliver on the IndicThreads idea! We hope that you would be a part of it. With the new conference facilities at SICSR, we are also excited to take the conference to our alma mater!
Sangeeta Oak holds a BSc, Masters in Computer Management along with SCJP and SCWCD certifications. Prior to Rightrix and IndicThreads, she was with Cognizant for 5 years, where she led several projects in Broadvision, J2EE and EAI. She has been a speaker at multiple conferences. She is an enthusiastic painter and a believer in the Yoga way to a good life.
Harshad Oak is the author of the books 1) Oracle JDeveloper 10g 2) Pro Jakarta Commons 3) coauthor J2EE 1.4 Bible. 4) Java EE on Oracle Java Cloud. He has spoken at conferences in several countries. For his contributions to technology and the community, he has been recognized as an Oracle ACE Director and a Java Champion. Prior to Rightix and IndicThreads, he has worked with Cognizant and i-flex solutions. In his free time, he works closely with organizations promoting scientific temperament and citizen participation in governance; and a nonprofit initiative Sudhar.In.