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Archive for December, 2010.

MIT (USA) and COEP to hold 5-day design & innovation workshop in Pune – Jan 24-29

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab and College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) will host a five-day design and innovation workshop in the city from January 24 to 28. This workshop aims to engage and inspire students across all disciplines in Indian universities in inventing the future. The week-long workshop will engage students in ideation, […]

Top 5 web designs shortlisted for Pune Traffic Portal Contest – Please Vote

A few weeks back, we had reported on the Pune Traffic Police’s contest to design a Pune Traffic Portal. The first round of filtering is now done, and PTP has announced 5 designs short-listed for the final round. You can see the designs at: http://realcubes.com/pune/ http://pureuse.com/PUP02TPJK/ http://naveedahmed.in/pune/home.html http://pureuse.com/PUP01TPDV/ http://antu_r.byethost5.com/ To vote and/or comment on these […]

Pune based Guruji, solar powered LED based learning kit, wins Manthan 2010

Guruji, a solar-powered, LED-based “blackboard” targeting rural education, has won the Manthan 2010 awards for the “Innovation of the Year”. Guruji is a product of Pune based Databyte Equipment Pvt. Ltd. which has been working in the area of multi-lingual hardward and software since 1981. About Guruji Guruji is a programmable, LED based blackboard that […]

LiveBlog #tw5: Intro to Functional Programming & Why it’s important

This is a live-blog of TechWeekend 5 on Functional Programming, with talks by Dhananjay Nene (Why FP), Baishampayan Ghose (Clojure) and Bhasker Kode (Erlang)

Clojure, Erlang, & Functional Programming – Intro to FP & Why It’s Important – TechWeekend5 18 Dec

Have you heard of Clojure, Erlang, Scala, F# and wondered why people are getting all excited about these new fangled languages? Then this is your chance to find out. And if you are a programmer or are otherwise working in the software technology space and have not heard any of those names, then you need […]

DevCon2010 – Pune Microsoft Technologies User Groups Annual Developer Conference – 18/19 Dec

The Pune (Microsoft Technologies) User Group is a very active forum for developers who work with Microsoft products. In addition to regular events, they also have an annual conference which is attended by a very large number of people. This year, DevCon 2010 will be held on 18th and 19th December, at MCCIA Trade Tower, […]

Top 5 things to worry about when designing a Cloud Based SaaS

(This article on things you need to be careful when designing the architecture of a cloud based Software-as-a-Service offering is a guest post by Mukul Kumar, who, as SVP of Engineering at Pubmatic has a lot of hands-on experience with having designing, building and maintaining a very high performance, high scalability cloud-based service.) Designing a […]

Wikipedia & Indian Developers – Wikimedia/Mediawiki meetup in Pune – 13 Dec

Erik Möller, Danese Cooper, and Alolita Sharma, all senior members of the Wikimedia Foundation (the “NGO” behind Wikipedia) are visiting Pune, and a meeting has been organized for everyone interested in Wikipedia to meet them and talk about the product strategy, especially in reference to India and Indian developers. What’s Wikimedia? What’s Mediawiki? The Wikimedia […]

Introducing ForPune.com – ask any question about Pune and get answers

ForPune.com is a website where you can ask any question about Pune (it does not have to be a technical question) and get good quality answers from other Punekars quickly. It is another for-the-community, by-the-community initiative from PuneTech. Please use it – the more people use it, the more useful it becomes. Some example questions […]

Hiring Technical Writers for Start-Ups

(This article is a guest post by Mugdha Vairagade. See the end of the article for more information about Mugdha.) If your start-up is considering hiring technical writers to document its products or services, then read on. Having a technical writer onboard to prepare professional and well-rounded documentation is important, when: you have a major […]