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Archive for September, 2008.

Pune SharePoint Day – 2nd October

Rizmos Solutions in conjunction with the Pune User Group (which really, really needs to rename itself as the Pune Microsoft Technologies User Group) is hosting a half-day seminar about Microsoft Sharepoint. Both speakers are from Rizmos (technically, eTek which is Rizmos’ parent company), which provides consulting and services in this space. Hopefully, they will talk […]

Help plan a JoomlaCamp or OpenSocialCamp in Pune

After the amazing success of PHPCamp in Pune last week, and also noticing the amount of attention received by OpenSocial on the one hand, and PHP based CMSs (like Drupal, Joomla) on the other, some of the organizers of PHPCamp, and others, are thinking of having more specific barcamps in Pune on those two topics. […]

Liveblogging CSI Pune’s Entrepreneurship Seminar

I’m at CSI Pune‘s Entrepreneurship Seminar. Please forgive the haphazardness and lack of flow/organization. I’m liveblogging. Hopefully, better structured articles will emerge after a few days. Arrived late and missed Anand Deshpande’s Keynote address. What do VCs look for Manik Arora, Founder and Managing Director of IDG Ventures India is talking about how to approach […]

Pune’s too expensive, outsource to Nashik – Interview of Sushrut Bidwai (StartupForStartups)

Nashik based StartupForStartups (SFS) is marketing itself as a “facility to help early stage companies with limited resources to build first cut of the product (V0.5/V1.0)”. Founder Sushrut Bidwai is a regular fixture at Pune startup events, and is trying to convince Pune-based startups to outsource work to his programmers in Nashik, promising that it […]

Startups: Enter contests, make friends, win prizes

There is a spate of competitions for startups and wannabe startups that are all running currently. You should consider submitting an entry (or nominating yourself) since that doesn’t take up too much time, and can in some cases, get you some good publicity / visibility. And if you actually win, then that’s even better. SIBM’s […]

NASSCOM Product Forum, Pune (Thu, Sept 25)

What: NASSCOM Product Forum When: Thursday, 25th September, 10am to 1pm Where: MCCIA (Hall No.4), A Wing, MCCIA Trade Tower,5th Floor, ICC Complex, Senapati Bapat Road Fees and Registration: This event is free for all. Please RSVP Paresh Degaonkar at paresh@nasscom.in  or call at 91 9850049251 Details: The NASSCOM Event at Pune slated on Sept 25, 2008 […]

PHPCamp Pune – the biggest (un)conference in India

PHPCamp in Pune this Saturday, with a reported 700+ campers, was easily the biggest barcamp-style event in India. There were people coming in from all over the country, including groups of students from various colleges (not necessarily from Pune). Unfortunately, I missed it, and I’m trying to make up for it by rounding-up all the […]

CSI Pune Seminar on Entrepreneurship (Thu, 25th Sept)

What: CSI-Pune‘s seminar on entrepreneurship Date and Time: 2 pm to 6 pm on 25-Sep-2008   Where: Hall No. 4, A Wing, MCCIA Trade Tower, 5th Floor, ICC  Complex, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411 016 Registration: This event is free for all, but please register at www.csi-pune.org. Details: Today many professionals are aspiring to be entrepreneurs – mainly to get more job […]

Why Python is better than Java?

Dhananjay Nene recently switched over to Python and has discovered that he is much happier writing programs in Python. He has a detailed post over at this blog on the reasons: I think the most dominant impression from the last few months is that python does make programming feel a lot more easier and often […]

Company sends erring employees for Art of Living course

Mid-day reports on how a Pune company sent three of its employees for an Art of Living course, instead of firing and handing them over to the police: Shiv Sai Infosys Pvt Ltd, a city-based BPO, caught three of its young employees in an act that jeopardised the interest of the organisation. But, instead of […]