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Archive for January, 2009.

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Reasons why proto.in should be in Pune

Proto.in is the premiere conference for startups in India. The most recent edition was held in Bangalore last week. The next one is now being planned and the organizers are asking whether it should be in Pune or Mumbai. Instead of making it simply a twitter popularity contest, I say let’s give them a host […]

Top 5 reasons why students should gate-crash Drupal Camp India – Jan 31

Image via Wikipedia On Saturday, 31st Jan, from 10am to 5pm, 100s of Drupal enthusiasts will descend upon SICSR. It is a free (un)conference for Drupal developers, and entry was given a first-come-first-served basis. But as of this writing, Drupal Camp is full. However, Tarun Chandel, the god-father of all Pune unconferences, is encouraging everyone […]

An overview of Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Pune is a hotbed of activity for CAD Software – both, for users as well as developers. We asked Yogesh Kulkarni, who has more than a decade of experience in this industry to team up with Amit Paranjape to give PuneTech readers an overview of this area. What is CAD? CAD is defined as the […]

Business Intelligence Technology Trends: CSI Pune Lecture – 30 Jan

Computer Society of India – Pune Chapter presents the 4th 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. The third was about data management for business intelligence. This is the fourth in the series: What: […]

Enrich your website (with content & money) – An interview with Hover.in

Hover.in is a Pune startup that provides a service for web publishers (i.e. website/blog owners) to automatically insert extra content into the webpages, in the form of a bubble that appears when the mouse is hovered over underlined words. The bubble can be informational (like a map appearing wherever a name of a place appears, […]

Lecture and Demo of SAGE Mathematical Software – 23 Jan

Image via Wikipedia What: A lecture and demonstration of SAGE mathematical software by Dr. K.K. Surendran When: Friday, 23 Jan, 4:30pm Where: Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, 56/14, Erandavane, Damle Path, Off Law College Road, Pune Fees and Registration: This event is free for all. No registration required Details: SAGE combines various open source mathematics software packages and […]

The Great Debate: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL – with Jim Mlodgenski, 23 Jan

Image via Wikipedia This information sent in by @nikkhils of EnterpriseDB. Thanks! What: “The Great Debate: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL” with Jim Mlodgenski, Senior Database Architect, EnterpriseDB When: Friday, 23 Jan, 6pm Where: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent, S.B. Road Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend, thanks to Persistent Systems Details: For […]

Enjoy Free beer and geeky conversation at WATBlog Wednesday Pune – 21 Jan

What: WATBlog Wednesday Pune – a “mixer” for Pune techies to enjoy each others’ company amidst free beer and snacks When: Wednesday, 21st Jan, 7pm onwards Where: Gaia Lounge, Garden of Eden, Sector 20 A, Near Kharadi Mundhwa Bridge, Kharadi, Chandan Nagar Registration and Fees: This event is free for all, but entries are limited, […]

Understanding Data De-duplication

Druvaa is a Pune-based startup that sells fast, efficient, and cheap backup (Update: see the comments section for Druvaa’s comments on my use of the word “cheap” here – apparently they sell even in cases where their product is priced above the competing offerings) software for enterprises and SMEs. It makes heavy use of data […]