speaker sessions

Game Design & Development by Rajat Ojha

Rajat has been in the game industry for over 23 years now and has done pioneering work right from pocket pc era to console and VR. He started playing video games at the age of 14 and decided to make a career in gaming only. He released his first game in 1995 and there’s no looking back since then and he has worked on over 50 games, simulation and full blown theme parks in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, USA, India and many other locations and credited for titles like Resident Evil, Battlefield, Final Fantasy and many more.

Today, Rajat’s company, Gamitronics,  is recognized as one of the leading theme park and game development company globally. He is awarded by Chief Minister and IT minister for contribution towards innovation. He is an active speaker in various international conferences and is the only jury from Indian origin in the prestigious Serious Play Conference. 

Importance of Coding for chindren by Aniruddha Deswandikar

Aniruddha started his journey in computing at the age of 15 when his school won a government lottery to receive two BBC Unicorn Personal Computers in 1985. After building his first text-based "guess the number" game on these machines using GWBasic, there was no looking back.

He graduated as Computer Engineer from University of Pune in 1992 and worked as a developer for 13 years across startups and large enterprises. He then joined Microsoft in 2006 as a Technology Architect, helping customers build software solutions that solve their tough business problems. Today, he manages a team of Data & AI architects across India who help build solutions that Digitally Transform businesses.

Before Microsoft, Aniruddha worked for Netflix.com as a senior developer where he built backend systems for their Internet scale business.

He loves interacting with Students and Youngsters and discussing technology and careers in technology. He has run multiple programs in Microsoft where he and his team has invited school and college students to provide them an immersive experience with technology and bridging the gap between academics and real-world computing requirements.

Exposure to technology at an early age formed the course of his life and he encourages students and youngsters to do the same by being curious and being on a continuous journey of learning and exploring.

How to develop Scientific Thinking by Megha Bhatt

Dr. Megha Bhatt is a veteran with a rich 25 year experience in academics and 10 years in research. She has a strong academic background with a Masters in Botany (Mithibai College, Mumbai) and a Doctorate (Ph.D) in Environmental Science from ISRO, Ahmedabad.

As a scientist, she has accomplished a prestigious project under the WOS-A scheme, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.

Dr. Megha Bhatt is currently associated with the Climate Change and Impact Management department, Gujarat University. She has acted as the district, state & national evaluator in the National Childeren’s Science Congress (NCSC) along with undertaking its teacher’s training program.

Dr. Bhatt has also been involved as an anchor with GUJCOST, Science City & GUBS (Gujarat University Botanical Society)

Dr. Megha Bhatt is associated with government and private institutions at local and national levels. In Ahmedabad schools like Riverside, A.I.S. & DPS, she is associated as an expert for covering various topics of Science & Technlology.