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Archive for March, 2011.

What I like about Rails3 by Gautam Rege

(This article by Gautam Rege is based on a talk he gave at Techweekend #8. It was first published on the Josh Software blog, and is reproduced here with permission.) This is NOT a post about differences between Rails 2.x and Rails 3 but these are some musings about what I love in Rails. A […]

ACM Pune Event: Computer Ethics and Technology by Dr. Don Gotterbarn – 31 March

The Pune Chapter of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) presents a talk on Computer Ethics and Technology by Dr. Don Gotterbarn, East Tennessee State University, USA. The talk is on Thursday, 31 March, 5:30pm to 7pm, at COEP (Ground Floor Seminar Hall, E&TC Extension Building). Abstract of the talk – Computer Ethics and Technology This […]

A brief history of the Pune Open Coffee Club (Happy Birthday!)

(This month marks the 3rd anniversary of the creation of the POCC (Pune Open Coffee Club). A few days back, POCC membership crossed 4000. We decided to mark the occasion by writing an article about the history of PuneTech, how it got started, and the various milestones along the way. If you have any good […]

Call for Speakers – IndicThreads Conference on Cloud Computing

Pune’s http://IndicThreads.com, which organizes various conferences in Pune every year, has a call for speakers for their 2nd Conference On Upcoming Technologies to be held on 3rd and 4th June 2011 in Pune. The theme for this year is again Cloud Computing. Look at these PuneTech posts (article 1, article 2) to get an idea […]

Upcoming Tech Events In Pune: Testing / Rails / Mobile Networks / e-Commerce

The PuneTech Calendar lists 7 different Tech Events in Pune over the next 3 days. And these are just the free events that are open for anybody to attend – we’re not even counting paid events (since it’s against PuneTech policy to promote events whose entry fees are more than Rs. 1000). So, in order […]

Niwant TechVision – A team of blind software engineers in Pune

What’s common to Stevie Wonder, Surdas, Helen Keller and Siddhant Chothe, Nitin Dhaware, Sandhya Murkute, Sanghapal Bhowate and Vikas Waghmare? All of them are achievers whose visual impairment did not spell an end to their world. The latter five people form the Team TechVision, ‘a software writing firm’ at the Niwant Andh Mukta Vikasalaya in […]

Overview of KLISMA – Loyalty/Group buying startup incubated at Persistent

So Customer is King; and the “loyal” King gets rewards. But how many of us really carry all the paper/plastic around or remember to redeem these? KLISMA, is a new customer loyalty program, that can be used via your mobile – which you always have with you. KLISMA is primarily focused at providing group buying […]

TechWeekend 8: Web Development Frameworks – Rails, Grails, Django

TechWeekend #8 (#tw8) this Saturday will focus on Web Development Frameworks. We have the following talks lined up, and one more is likely to get added in the next day or two Grails, and other web development techniques in Groovy, by Saager Mhatre Interesting new things in Rails3, by Gautam Rege “A Django Case-Study: Use […]

Overview of Sokrati – Online Ads Optimization Startup

(A few days back, Pune-based startup Sokrati announced that it has received an undisclosed amount of Series-A funding from Inventus Capital Partners, a company that has also invested in such companies as RedBus.in, TeliBrahma, and FundsIndia. PuneTech chatted with co-founder and CEO Ashish Mehta to get more details of the Sokrati story.) About Sokrati Sokrati […]

Joomla!Day India 2011 – Joomla conference in Pune on 12th March

Joomla!Day India 2011 is a large conference targeting developers, designers, administrators and users, Business owners & technologists as well as end users of the Joomla! Content Management System. For those who don’t know what Joomla! is, it is a software program that allows easy creation of very flexible, very customizable websites which can be administered […]