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Protoprint Pune – allows waste-pickers to convert waste plastic to 3D printing filaments

Protoprint is a Pune based “social enterprise”, founded by an alumnus of MIT (USA), which has figured out how to take waste plastic from the waste that is picked by the waste pickers in Pune, and convert that into the raw material that is needed by 3D printers, and which can then be used to […]

ACM Pune Event: Computer Ethics and Technology by Dr. Don Gotterbarn – 31 March

The Pune Chapter of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) presents a talk on Computer Ethics and Technology by Dr. Don Gotterbarn, East Tennessee State University, USA. The talk is on Thursday, 31 March, 5:30pm to 7pm, at COEP (Ground Floor Seminar Hall, E&TC Extension Building). Abstract of the talk – Computer Ethics and Technology This […]

Niwant TechVision – A team of blind software engineers in Pune

What’s common to Stevie Wonder, Surdas, Helen Keller and Siddhant Chothe, Nitin Dhaware, Sandhya Murkute, Sanghapal Bhowate and Vikas Waghmare? All of them are achievers whose visual impairment did not spell an end to their world. The latter five people form the Team TechVision, ‘a software writing firm’ at the Niwant Andh Mukta Vikasalaya in […]

Profile: Harshad Oak – Conferences, Tech Portals, and bringing technology to NGOs

(In this article, Nina Mukherji profiles Harshad Oak, who is very active in the tech community in Pune, who has done many things rather different from what most software technologists usually do, and who has started a number of interesting initiatives. Specifically, we would like to draw our readers’ attention to the TechNoProfits initiative, and […]

Ignite Pune: Speak for 5 minutes on anything you’re passionate about – 19 Jun

ThoughtWorks hosts the first edition of Ignite Pune! Imagine you’re on stage. You have 5 minutes, 20 slides advancing every 15 seconds. What is the passionate topic that you would talk about? On June 19, 2009, 6:00 PM at ThoughtWorks Pune, YOU can have that stage. Any topic that you think is interesting is welcome […]

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project comes to Pune – Please join

Image via Wikipedia The One Laptop per Child association develops a low-cost laptop—the “XO Laptop”—to revolutionize how we educate the world’s children. Their mission is “to provide educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.” […]

Enjoy Free beer and geeky conversation at WATBlog Wednesday Pune – 21 Jan

What: WATBlog Wednesday Pune – a “mixer” for Pune techies to enjoy each others’ company amidst free beer and snacks When: Wednesday, 21st Jan, 7pm onwards Where: Gaia Lounge, Garden of Eden, Sector 20 A, Near Kharadi Mundhwa Bridge, Kharadi, Chandan Nagar Registration and Fees: This event is free for all, but entries are limited, […]