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Archive for December, 2009.

How can we improve students and industry collaboration on innovative projects? (Answer & win prizes)

Update: The contest is over (but the discussion can still continue!) Abhay Patil, who judged the contest, had this comment about the contenst: On behalf of IITB Alumni Association (Pune Chapter) – organizers of Innovations 2010 – let me thank PuneTech and it’s members for this set of insightful, passionate and well articulated responses. You […]

Innovations 2010: Showcasing the best science and technology in practice – Jan 9

On next Saturday, 9th January, Pune will play host to a number of innovative inventors from across the country, as part of Innovations 2010, the flagship event of the IIT-Bombay Alumni Association, Pune Chapter. This is an event that showcases some of the best science and technology innovations in India (whether they are from startups, […]

Pune engineer’s solar-powered crop irrigator covered by MIT Technology Review

Pune-based Padmakar Kelkar has developed a solar-powered crop irrigator that can be a huge boon for farmers in these times of failing monsoons and 14-hour rural power cuts. I had no idea what pivot irrigation is, so I looked it up in wikipedia, and to save you the trouble, I’ve copied the relevant paragraph here: […]

“Drupalkar” – an initiative to disseminate Drupal Love to Pune colleges

(This post gives an overview of a new initiative by the Pune Drupal Community to increase Drupal awareness amongst Pune college students. It was originally posted on drupal.org by Dipen Chaudhary and is reposted here for wider dissemination.) Overview Click on the logo to see all PuneTech posts about Drupal. Image via Wikipedia In the […]

4th Mentor India Internship in System Programming

KQInfoTech is starting their new batch for internship in system programming, focusing on: 1. ZFS port to linux
2. Desktop virtualization
3. Iphone/android apps
4. Google app engine

Pune Drupal Developers / Users Meet – 26 Dec

What: Pune Drupal Developers Meet When: Saturday, 26 December, 4:30pm-6:30pm Where: Richmond Ventures, C-30, Liberty Society – Phase 2, Behind Baskin Robbins Icecream, Near Pizza Hut, North Main Road, Koregoan Park, Pune. Registration and Fees: This is a free event. No registration necessary. Please call : 9822602183 (Nikhil) / 9850504668 ( Rajeev) for more information […]

Meeting Report: Pune Rails Meetup (Dec 2009)

(This is a report of Pune Ruby on Rails meetup that happened on 12th December. This report was originally written by Gautam Rege on his blog, and is reproduced here with permission for the benefit of PuneTech readers.) It was great to be a part of the Pune Rails Meetup which was held yesterday (19th […]

Internship Mela: Get full-time interns (for 6 months) for Pune companies – 23 Dec

What: Internship Mela, to allow companies to find students for 6-month internships When: Wednesday, 23rd December, 10am to 1pm Where: Institute of Management and Career Courses (IMCC) campus, 131 Mayur Colony, Kothrud, Pune 411029. Registration and Fees: This is a free event. Students do not need to register. Companies must register here Eligibility (Students): Any […]

CSI Pune Seminar: Data Movement – Evolution & Challenges – Dec 21

What: CSI Pune lecture on “Data Movement – Evolution and Challenges” By:Biswa Bhattacharya When: Monday Dec 21st, 2009, 6pm Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Atur Centre, Model Colony. Map. Registration and Fees: Free for CSI members and students, Rs 100 for others, Rs. 50 for SICSR staff. Register here and pay on […]

Conference report: The 4th IndicThreads conference on Java Technologies

Dhananjay Nene writes an indepth technical report (along with links to presentations) on the IndicThreads conference on Java technologies held in Pune in December 2009.