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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 […]

Event Report: IndicThreads Conference on Mobile Application Development

(This is an event update about the IndicThreads Conference on Mobile Application Development that was held in Pune last week. We already published one article related to a couple of the the talks at that conference. This article, a more comprehensive update, was posted by Atul Nene on his blog, and is re-published here with […]

Software Careers in India – The Next Decade

(This is an article by guest author Yogesh Pathak. Yogesh is founder of Path Knowledge, a consulting, advisory, and research firm based in Pune.) The last 2 decades have been wonderful for the software industry in India, with a terrific contribution to India’s economy and aspirations of it’s middle class. This article reflects (in short) […]

Rebooting PuneTech

Regular readers would have noticed that PuneTech has not been updated in a while. We're are back now. Allow me a few minutes today to talk at length about the past and future of PuneTech. The executive summary is that PuneTech is coming back with some changes, but hopefully nothing that will change the overall […]

Should businesses in India innovate, imitate of adapt technology?

Kaushik Gala points out that tech entrepreneurs need to think beyond hi-tech. Innovative business models based on adoption of existing technology and sheer imitation offer much larger opportunities.

The Rise and Fall of Google Wave

Markus Hegi laments the death of Google Wave, and points out that the concept behind the Wave is right. Google should have re-launched a new, improved Wave, he feels, because the world does need a paradigm shift in business communications.

How to build a high quality engineering team – Excerpt from Shirish Deodhar’s new book

(Recently, Shirish Deodhar, a well-known figure in the Pune technology and startup community, published a book, From Entreprenurs to Leaders, which makes the point that while the last 10 years saw the rise of several billion dollar software services companies in India, the next 10 years will see the rise of billion dollar software product […]

Do a do-it-yourself Masters degree in CS with Parag Shah

Parag Shah talks about how you can get for free the same education that a student of a Masters degree in the US could get. He is planning on going through it himself, and hopes you will join him.

ShopSocial.ly – A Pune-based startup that marries Facebook to shopping

ShopSocial.ly is a Pune-based startup that launched a couple of weeks back and immediately got coverage from both TechCrunch and GigaOm – which is a major achievement for any startup. To give PuneTech readers some insights into what it takes to build and launch a startup like this out of Pune, we talked to a […]

Research Institutions in Pune

Pune is well-known in India and internationally for being a hub of education and research. It has a wide range of academic & research institutions spanning various domains in science, technology, medicine, agriculture, arts, humanities, law, finance, etc. This blog article is an attempt to list out these various institutions.