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Archive for November, 2008.

CSI Lecture: Data Management for Business Intelligence

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 was about how these techniques are used by businesses. This is the third in the series: What: Data Management for Business Intelligence by Ashwin Deokar of SAS […]

MahaBio – A 2-day bio-technology conference at UoP – 14/15 Nov

Event Name: MahaBio 2008 – 2-day conference on bio-technology When: Nov 14, 15 all day. Venue: Chandrashekhar Auditorium, IUCAA Registraion and Fees: Details are sketchy, but I think this will be free for anyone to attend. Those interested should see the MahaBio 2008 website, and make contact at the email address provided Details: The event […]

Conference on Advances in Usability Engineering, Nov 27/28

What: A 3-hour, free event for World Usability Day, and a 2-day, paid conference on usability engineering, both featuring the who’s who of Usability in Pune, and some experts from outside too. When: World Usability Day event is from 3pm to 6pm on Nov 27th; The Conference on Advances in Usability Engineering is on Nov […]

What is barcamp, and why you should attend barcamp Pune (Nov 29)

What: Barcamp Pune 5 When: 29th November, all day Where:  SICSR, Model Colony. Here is the map. Registration and fees: Are you kidding? (Actually, register at the barcamp homepage.) What is barcamp? A barcamp is a conference that is the opposite of conference. Conferences are arranged by people in suits who have expert committees to decide […]

Interesting blog posts by Pune’s techies

This is a round-up of some recent intersting blog posts written by Pune’s techies. These blogs don’t necessarily fall within the narrow charter of PuneTech, but introducing PuneTech readers to these blogs and bloggers does. At the top of everyone’s mind is of course the financial meltdown. Arun Prabhudesai (who is CEO of hover.in) details […]

In the downturn, get involved with the tech community

The next few months are going to be a thrilling time to be a techie in Pune. On the one hand, the financial meltdown is suddenly making its presense felt uncomfortably close to home – multiple companies are firing 5% of their employees, and ASSOCHAM promises more (retracted under pressure); bonuses are being cancelled; salaries […]

Animation, multimedia shifting to Pune from Mumbai/Bangalore

On the occassion of World Animation day yesterday, the Times of India reports that Pune is becoming the premier destination for animation and multimedia companies and educational institutes in the country. Excerpt: The city has always been known for its creative talent, and its famous twin Mumbai for the media and entertainment industry. However, NASSCOM’s […]

Calling all open-source product development companies

Browne and Mohan, a global consulting firm is attempting a maiden research study on Open Source Product Development companies from India. So if you are aware of a company that develops some open source product (or offering open-source based productized offerings like SaaS) please get in touch with Browne and Mohan (ganapathy@browneandmohan.com or trmadanmohan@gmail.com). Please note, […]

Pune GNU/Linux Users Group meeting – Nov 8

What: Pune Linux Users Group (PLUG) monthly meeting When: Saturday, 8th November. 4pm to 6pm. Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR), 7th floor, Atur Center, Model Colony, Pune, India (Map) Registration and Fees: The event is free for all. No registration required. Details The PLUG meeting is open to all, there are no […]