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TechWeekend7 (#tw7): Mobile Application Development – 19 Feb

TechWeekend 7 (#tw7) will focus on Mobile Application Development, and we have these talks lined up: Application Development for Windows Phone 7 & Marketplace – by Mayur Tendulkar. With Nokia throwing all its weight behind Windows Phone 7 for all its smartphones, Windows Phone 7 has suddenly become a much more important platform than it […]

What to expect at GNUnify – Pune’s biggest open source conference – 11/12 Feb

GNUnify is possibly India’s biggest open source conference and it is happening in Pune on 11th and 12th February. The schedule (day 1, and day 2) is up and there’s a lot of interesting stuff. There are workshops, talks, labs, and a wikipedia track. Here are what we believe are the highlights: Workshops: There’s one […]

PHPCamp is back – Register to be a Speaker

India’s largest unconference, PHPCamp is back. PHPCamp 2011 will be on Saturday, 5th March, 2011. The venue is not yet decided but the call for speakers is out. If you’ve done any interesting work in PHP, this is your chance to show it off to 100s of PHP developers and students (actually the number has […]

Talk about your work at Pune’s GNUnify open source conference – CFP open

Every year since 2003, Pune has been hosting GNUnify, a major open source conference, organized by the Pune Linux Users Group and SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research). It attracts a number of students and professionals, not just from all over India, but also other parts of the world. It’s a two day […]

Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebrations in Pune – 3 Events

15th January 2011 is the 10th Anniversary of the launch of Wikipedia. To celebrate, the wikipedians in the city have organized three events: two events this weekend, and then the “main” event on 15th January. The events are as follows: Marathi Wikipedia meetup 8th January, 1830 – 2000 hrs, SICSR, Atur Centre, Model Colony. Room […]

Wikipedia & Indian Developers – Wikimedia/Mediawiki meetup in Pune – 13 Dec

Erik Möller, Danese Cooper, and Alolita Sharma, all senior members of the Wikimedia Foundation (the “NGO” behind Wikipedia) are visiting Pune, and a meeting has been organized for everyone interested in Wikipedia to meet them and talk about the product strategy, especially in reference to India and Indian developers. What’s Wikimedia? What’s Mediawiki? The Wikimedia […]

Android/iPhone/BlackBerry/Nokia – Which platform(s) should developers target

(I attended the IndicThreads Conference on Mobile Application Development today. This article is based on presentations made there and conversations I had with some of the presenters.) The smartphones market is very fragmented. In 3Q2010, Symbian had 37% of the smartphone market, Android was second with 25% (it was at 2% 18 months ago), and […]

Calling all Drupal users, developers and enthusiasts in Pune – Drupal Meeup Nov 13

Dipench says: This is call for general drupal meetup in city of pune, more and more consulting shops and product startups are now using drupal and its a nice time to start regular monthly meetups to keep a pulse on how people are using drupal. Agenda for the meetup is almost anything under the sun […]

Mini DebConf – conference for developers interested in Debian GNU/Linux OS – 7/8 Aug

Amit Karpe writes about what to expect from Mini DebConf Pune, 7/8 Aug 2010, the conference for enthusiasts of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system

6 events in next 4 days: science, maths, cleantech, IP and open source

The events in Pune in the next four days are a great example of the diversity of Pune in the “science and technology” sector. Far too often, we assume that technology means software technology, but Pune does have much more. NCL is one of the top institutes in the country for chemical technology, and has […]