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Archive for October, 2008.

POCC Meetup Reminder – Meet Pune Entrepreneurs on 18th Oct

What: Pune OpenCoffee Club get-together. Startup speed date. Get to know a lot Pune startups/entrepreneurs in a short time. When: Saturday, 18th October, 4pm – 7pm Where: SICSR, Model Colony. Here is the map. Registration and Fees: This event is free for everyone, but RSVP unmesh at gmail dot com Details: The idea is for POCC members to get to know […]

CSI Lecture: Applications of Business Intelligence – 16th Oct

Computer Society of India – Pune Chapter presents the second lecture in a series on Data warehousing. The first lecture gave an overview of BI and DW. The second lecture will describe how these techniques are used by businesses: What: Applications of of Business Intelligence  by Narendar C.V. of SAS R&D India. When: Thursday, October 16th, 2008, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Where: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, […]

Tech User Groups / Communities / Mailing lists in Pune

This is information about various technology-oriented groups and organizations in Pune. As Gireendra Kasmalkar advises getting involved in communities like this is an important factor in your success. So, pick one (or more) and get involved! Barcamp Pune – An unconference for technology. Low on “formal agenda” high on energy. Great place to meet people enthusiastic […]

The next wave of entrepreneurship in India

Monish Darda, Director of Product Development at BMC BladeLogic and co-founder of WebSym, wrote an article on the next wave of entrepreneurship in India for CSI Pune’s quarterly newsletter Desktalk. Parts of that article have been reproduced here with permission. You should be able to download the the newsletter (contain the full article) from CSI […]

Stop Virtual Machine Sprawl with Colama

This is a product-pitch for Colama, a product built by Pune-based startup Coriolis. For the basics of server virtualization, see our earlier guest posts: Introduction to Server Virtualization, and Why do we need server virtualization. Virtualization is fast emerging as a game-changing technology in the enterprise computing space, and Colama is trying to address an interesting […]

Career Guidance Workshop by CSI PUne

Career Guidance Workshop 2008 Following last years hugely successful career guidance workshop, the Computer Society of India, Pune Chapter is organizing yet another program to help young professionals (freshers) and students. Looking at the current trend, students and freshers are always looking for brighter opportunities and want to do something “different”. To help such students and freshers, […]

Advice for entrepreneurs – Gireendra Kasmalkar

Gireendra Kasmalkar (Giri), whose testing startup VeriSoft was recently acquired by SQS, was interviewed for CSI Pune’s quarterly newsletter Desktalk. Some quotes from that interview that should be especially inspirational are reproduced here with permission. You should be able to download the the newsletter (containing the full article) from CSI Pune website’s download section. (It’s the July-Aug-Sept 2008 newsletter.) […]

Why Python is better than Java for Object-Oriented Design

Dhananjay Nene recently switched over to Python and has discovered that he is much happier writing programs in Python. We covered his first article in the series, and the end of that post gives an idea of why we think you should listen to him, and also subscribe to his blog. In the next article […]

Reading list for startup-founders

Earlier, we published a list of free web services that a company can use to better run their business. However, tools do not really make or break a company. Having the right attitude, and making the right decisions at the right time is much more important. If you are a startup founder, it is not […]

POCC Meeting on 18th October

POCC will be meeting next on Saturday, 18th October at the SICSR, 7th floor. Startup Speed Date will help you rapidly get to know other Pune OpenCoffee Club entrepreneurs, advisors, techies and everyone else. For more details visit the forums, http://tinyurl.com/49q927 Please RSVP by getting in touch with Unmesh at gmail dot com; Startup Speed […]