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Archive for March, 2014.

Tech Events this Week: Intro to Python; DrupalCamp; Ruby Hackathon; Docker; WordPress

Here is a list of technology events happening in Pune over the next few days. To be informed of these events in advance, you should subscribe to get the PuneTech calendar event announcements by email. Click here to subscribe. [Fri] BioPune Seminar: Commercializing Technology – Retrofittable Digital Radiography Systems [Fri] Python Pune Meet: Python 101: […]

Turing100 Lecture: Talk on the Life and work of Edsger Dijkstra

Persistent System presents a talk on the life and work of Turing Award Winner Edsger Dijkstra, on 22 March, 2pm to 5pm, at the Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent, SB Road. In 1972, Edsger Dijkstra was given the Turing Award for fundamental contributions to programming as a high, intellectual challenge; for eloquent insistence and practical demonstration […]

DrupalCamp Pune on 5/6 April; Call for Speakers is open

The Drupal Community in Pune presents DrupalCamp Pune on 5/6 April 2014, a conference for Drupal developers and users. This is a free conference, and open for anybody with an interest in Drupal in particular, or web development / PHP in particular. Call for papers DrupalCamp would love to get your proposals for sessions to […]

Rdio acquires Pune’s Dhingana to Enter India Market

MediaNama is reporting that international streaming music startup Rdio has acquired Dhingana in a bid to enter the India market. This is really less of an “acquisition” and more of a “fire sale” (or an aquihire): Sources also told MediaNama that the amount being offered to Dhingana is lower than the amount of funding they […]

Startup Conference TiECON Pune 2014 – 12 April; with keynote by Rajiv Bajaj

TiECON Pune 2014, the second TiE Pune conference aims to bring together entrepreneurs, investors and industry, foster generation and discussion of entrepreneuri al ideas, and develop a sustainable entrepreneurial infrastructure within Pune. TiECON Pune will be held in Westin Pune, from 9am to 6pm on 12th April. Click here to register – before tomorrow 15th […]

Quick Heal plans initial public offer in Dec-Jan – Financial Express

Financial Express reports that Pune-based computer security software products company Quick Heal is planning an IPO in Dec-Jan. This is likely to be Pune’s first software product company IPO, unless Pubmatic manages to do an IPO before that (which is still quite possible). Excerpts from the article: In 2010, the Pune-based company was valued at […]

Call for Proposals: Pune Scala Symposium 12 April

On April 12th, Thoughtworks Pune will play host to a day-long conference on Scala in Pune, and the call for proposals is now up. Here are some examples of topics that you can submit talks on: experience reports from commercial projects (what worked, what did not and insights from implementing Scala on the project) experience […]

Interview with @NexusVP, the most active tech Venture Capitalists in Pune

Venture Capital firm Nexus VP, with 8 investments in Pune, is not only the VC firm with the largest presence in Pune, but conversely, they also seem to love Pune, with more investments here than any other city, including everyone else’s darling Bangalore. Recently, Sandeep Singhal wrote this in a tweet: Pune has the most […]

Interview with @KevinHenrikson of @Acompli, hot mobile startup with Pune connections

Mobile email startup Acompli has been in the news recently for raising $7.3 million in funding. Kevin Henrikson, co-founder Acompli, has a long history with Pune, and Acompli has a 4-person team in Pune which is expected to grow. Kevin is visiting Pune this week, and we took the opportunity to interview him for the […]