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TechMarathi wants tech articles in Marathi for their e-Diwali-ank

TechMarathi.com is a sister site of PuneTech – a site that focuses on publishing technology articles in Marathi for the benefit of people who are not yet entirely comfortable in English, but would still like to stay abreast of the latest in technology. This year, in the time-honoured tradition of Marathi periodicals, TechMarathi is planning […]

TiE Pune Chapter wins the “Best Turnaround” award at TiE Global Retreat

TiE Pune, the Pune Chapter of TiE the worldwide community of entrepreneurs, has just won the “Best Turnaround” award at the TiE Annual Global Retreat in Athens Greek. They competed with 61 chapters globally, and were selected from 5 finalists. 5 years ago, when PuneTech and the Pune Open Coffee Club started, TiE Pune was […]

The Ninja Club at BMC Software

(BMC Software Pune has created a by-the-techies, for-the-techies group, called The Ninja Club, to give the technical individual contributors in the company a place to learn, hang out, and get recognition for their work. This article about the Ninja Club is by guest author Neeran Karnik, an Architect at BMC.) The problem is well known […]

Growing Wikipedia in India – How a community is being built

The Wikipedia is fast getting more visibility in India, and not only contributions from India to the Wikipedia increasing, but also Indian Language Wikipedias are seeing rapid growth. All of this is possible because of a grassroots community that is developing across various cities in India, and with the help of an official chapter of […]

Code + Beer + Enthusiasm = Pune Hackfest

(Last weekend, the Pune Rails Meetup community organized a weekend-long Hackfest to build a Citizen Empowerment App. Gautam Rege, one of the organizers of this hackfest wrote this event report about the hackfest, which first appeared on the Josh Software blog, and is being re-published here with permission.) Damn! Hackfests really work. At the latest […]

Design Thinking: Award winning designs and how to think about them – Apr 3

(This Pune Open Coffee Club event has been organized by Anjali Gupta and Santosh Dawara on the 2nd anniversary of the POCC. This event description was posted by Santosh on the POCC website.) Design thinking is more than just the art of designing a usable interface. Think of it as a skill that can help […]

Top Ways in which Persistent and Anand Deshpande have benefitted the Pune Tech community

Persistent Systems, one of Pune’s most well known companies, is finally going public. This is an occasion which many Punekars have been waiting for, and it makes the ‘success’ of Persistent official. However, Persistent Systems, and its CEO Anand Deshpande, mean much more to the tech community. In the last 10 years, they have been […]

Breast cancer awareness drive needs help from Pune’s techies – Please help

(Monday, 8th March, is women’s day. PuneTech has decided to use that excuse to start a new series of articles highlighting inspiring stories about Pune’s women. For this purpose, we are roping in women techies who are active in the Pune tech community, and asking them to interview women who have great career stories and […]

Volunteer for TEDxPune, help to put up the best Technology, Entertainment and Design show in Pune

Update: At this meeting (which is now over), it was decided to form various sub-committees that will work on different aspects of TEDxPune. If you’re interested,

Meeting Report: Pune Rails Meetup (Dec 2009)

(This is a report of Pune Ruby on Rails meetup that happened on 12th December. This report was originally written by Gautam Rege on his blog, and is reproduced here with permission for the benefit of PuneTech readers.) It was great to be a part of the Pune Rails Meetup which was held yesterday (19th […]