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Archive for March, 2010.

Pune – A Global Leader In Green/Alternative Energy R&D – List Of Key Players

(This article was posted by Amit Paranjape on his blog, and is reproduced here with permission.) Call it by whatever name: Green Energy /Sustainable Solutions /Cleantech /Alternative Energy /etc. The quest for environment friendly, cheap and renewable energy is probably the most important technology problems of the 21st century. Various options are being under development for […]

Design Thinking: Award winning designs and how to think about them – Apr 3

(This Pune Open Coffee Club event has been organized by Anjali Gupta and Santosh Dawara on the 2nd anniversary of the POCC. This event description was posted by Santosh on the POCC website.) Design thinking is more than just the art of designing a usable interface. Think of it as a skill that can help […]

Answers to PuneTech’s “Do you understand copyrights and patents?” quiz

Last year, we had run a quiz on copyrights and patents, consisting of a number of day-to-day examples where copyright or patent issues were involved. These were examples of the kind that an average PuneTech reader might run into. Interestingly, a very large fraction of those who took the quiz, got lots of answers wrong. […]

Was yesterday’s PuneTech article inappropriate?

Yesterday, on the occasion of Persistent Systems‘ IPO, we ran an unabashedly positive post about Persistent and Anand Deshpande’s contributions to the Pune technology community. This resulted in some eyebrows raised about the appropriateness of the article. There were two concerns: The timing of the article, while an IPO is in progress, could be inappropriate […]

Top Ways in which Persistent and Anand Deshpande have benefitted the Pune Tech community

Persistent Systems, one of Pune’s most well known companies, is finally going public. This is an occasion which many Punekars have been waiting for, and it makes the ‘success’ of Persistent official. However, Persistent Systems, and its CEO Anand Deshpande, mean much more to the tech community. In the last 10 years, they have been […]

C-DAC-ACTS Pune offers free IT courses for underprivileged minority students

To increase the opportunities available to poor minority students the Ministry of Minority Affairs of the Government of India has started a new initiative to offer job oriented training programmes through various institutes throughout India. Pune’s C-DAC, one of the premiere Government institutes for R&D in the information technology sector, will provide this training via […]

Technical Writing: An alternate career for engineering students

A guest post by Mugdha Vairagade, a Senior Tech Writer, gives an overview of what Technical Writing as a career means, what skills are necessary, and how to go about preparing for a job in this area.

Introducing http://PuneChips.com: The PuneTech SIG on Semiconductors, EDA, VLSI, Embedded Systems

Over the past 2 years, PuneTech has covered a breadth of technology related topics, with a concentration on Information Technology & Software. The strategic goal is to cover multiple technology segments and discuss innovative & exciting developments in these areas; specifically in Pune’s context. It was with this objective that the concept of ‘SIG’ (Special […]

BarCampPune7 on 13th March: cloud computing, virtualization, security, and more

It is time for a Pune Barcamp again. This will be the 7th edition -BarCampPune7.  And this time, we’re promised a number of interesting sessions. For example: Anup Tapadia, Founder of TouchMagix will talk about the various awesome technologies and products they’re working on Shivmohan Purohit on Cloud Computing Nitish Dastane, Ashish Koche, Sanket Gajjam […]

Breast cancer awareness drive needs help from Pune’s techies – Please help

(Monday, 8th March, is women’s day. PuneTech has decided to use that excuse to start a new series of articles highlighting inspiring stories about Pune’s women. For this purpose, we are roping in women techies who are active in the Pune tech community, and asking them to interview women who have great career stories and […]