Laravel Live, India, held this year on 19th Mar, 2017, offered us several new facts and figures to learn and explore about the open source technology, Laravel. The event that held for the very first time in New Delhi, came as a brilliant opportunity for us to run-our-head around the nitty-gritties of Laravel and web development.
It was a full-day event, about to set up among an expected audience of 300 brilliant minds. “Our goal is to bring some of the brightest minds together to offer talks that are idea-focused, on a broad range of subjects about Laravel, to foster learning, inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter,” says the organizer of Laravel Live in India, Lalit Vijay.
The conference held among a crowd of hundreds of techies approaching from every corner of the country, who looked utterly excited to make their way into the open source. “There is a huge Laravel community in India, with individuals from diverse college faculties, NGOs, freelancers, growing startups and the established companies. I’ve been working with Laravel since 2013 and felt a lag of space for the developers to meet and discuss on the subject,” admits the organizer, “For any open source community to excel, it’s essential to build such a place. It’s just an effort in the right direction.”
The goal of this event was to build a larger community around PHP Laravel guiding the new talent about the principles of contributing to the open-source. A significant audience consisting of a group of like-minded people from companies like Viitorcloud, Teemac, Netopia, joined the event on Sunday, in an attempt to encourage the efforts made by the dedicated Backend Lead at StyleDotMe, Lalit.
Many top-notch developers of the ecosystem that included Marcel Pociot (Creator of Botman), Lalit Vijay (the organizer), Frederick Vanbrabant (Software Engineer at madewithlove), Hannes Van De Vreken (Software Engineer and the Open Source Contributor) and the Freek Van Der Herten (Partner and developer at Spatie), contributed to the event to share their brilliant ideas for the open-source community in India. Listening to these awesome speakers was more than just an inspiration for our team (Sunit Panwar, Pinki Panwar, Mehar Singh, Rohit Kumar, Kshitiz Agrawal and Sunny Kumar), and we believe, this endeavor of Mr. Lalit is going to be appreciated among all those who are looking forward to making a difference in the open-source.