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Archive for April, 2011.

Interview with Vikas Joshi – CEO of Harbinger, Pune-based e-learning products company

(The Harbinger Group is a Pune-based software company that has products in the e-Learning space (http://harbingerknowledge.com), and also provides software outsourcing services (http://harbinger-systems.com) to software product companies all over the world. As an example of a successful product company out of Pune, as an example of a company that managed to do both, products and […]

FirstCry Pune-based Online Store for Baby Products gets $4 million funding

FirstCry, an online portal for baby products and toys, founded by Pune’s Supam Maheshwari and Amitava Saha has just raised $4 million from private equity company SAIF Partners. FirstCry works with 100+ vendors internationally to make available 4000+ items for online sales, and with free shipping. As their website says: Over time, we hope to […]

Indian Product Managers Association Pune – First Meeting 29 April

Are you a passionate Product Manager or Techie who wants to build great products? Are you a Product Manager who wants to network with other professionals? Are you looking to switch over into the exciting world of Product Management? Or simply want to learn the basics of the discipline of Product Management? The Indian Tech […]

Solid State Storage company STEC acquires Pune’s KQ Infotech

STEC Inc., a leader1 in solid state storage devices for the enterprise market, announced yesterday that it has a acquired KQ Infotech, a Pune based software services company. Regular readers of PuneTech will remember KQ Infotech as the company that runs the Mentor India internship program for students interested in systems programming, and also as […]

ShopSocially focuses on retailers with new offering “SocialConnect”

(Pune-based Startup ShopSocially, whose launch was covered on PuneTech last year has recently been in the news again for their launch of SocialConnect, a product for online retailers to easily add social shopping features to their existing e-commerce site. Suneetha talked to Samir Palnitkar and Sunil Arora of ShopSocially, and this article starts with an […]

The Basics of Game Development – for programmers

(This is a live-blog of a talk Girish Dhakephalkar of http://ShoonyaGames.com gave at TechWeekend #9 on Game Development.) This talk is an overview of what exactly is involved in game development – from the point of view of a programmer. These are the major components of game development. Game Platform A game platform is the […]

Pune Students – Become a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador

Wikipedia wants lots of Indian students to be involved in contributing to the Wikipedia, and with this in mind they are starting an ambitious program in India. And this will start with a large-scale, high-impact pilot in Pune. The basic idea is to recruit “Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors” in Pune, who will find, recruit and train […]

TechWeekend #9 (#tw9): Game Development

If you like programming, then you cannot miss TechWeekend. This month (actually, 10am tomorrow), we have TechWeekend 9 (#tw9) which will focus on Game Development. A Programmers’ introduction to Game Development By Girish Dhakephalkar, http://shoonyagames.com An introduction to various elements involved in game development with a focus on programming. This talk would explain the structure […]

PuneChips Event: Advanced System Verilog Tips with Cliff Cummings – 19th April

Abhijit Athavale writes: SystemVerilog Guru Cliff Cummings is back in town and he will be holding another seminar on April 19th at MCCIA’s Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, ICC Towers, Senapati Bapat Road from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. Most recently, Cliff was here in November 2009 and this seminar gives a great opportunity for engineers to re-engage with […]

Startup Strategy Discussions with Sramana Mitra – 17th April

Sramana Mitra, a serial entrepreneur with 2 successful exits, consultant with over 80 companies, and the founder of the 1M/1M is in town this weekend and, in association with Persistent Systems, will hold an event that every entrepreneur should probably visit. The 1M/1M initiative, was started with the goal of helping one million entrepreneurs reach […]