This is information about various technology-oriented groups and organizations in Pune. As Gireendra Kasmalkar advises getting involved in communities like this is an important factor in your success. So, pick one (or more) and get involved!
- Barcamp Pune – An unconference for technology. Low on “formal agenda” high on energy. Great place to meet people enthusiastic about technology.
- ClubHack – Educating people about security.
- Computer Society of India Pune – one of the oldest tech organizations in the city.
- IEEE Pune – tech activities, with significant presence in Pune colleges.
- LinuxChix – for promoting Liux amongst women, but activities are not restricted to just women
- MoMo Pune – Monday meetings for those interested in mobile technologies. A little inactive currently, but just a matter of time before it is resurrected, considering the amount of activity happening in Pune in this domain
- OpenSocial Developer Garage – a conference for OpenSocial developers
- PHPCamp – with 700+ people attending, it was the biggest unconference in India.
- Project Management Institute Pune – one of the most active chapters of PMI.
- Pune Flex Users Group – irregular meetings for Flex users.
- Pune GNU/Linux Users Group – the mailing list is very active, and they meet on the first Saturday of every month
- Pune Google Technology Users Group – arranges workshops on Google technologies
- Pune OpenCoffee Club – a very active mailing list and regular meetings; represents almost 400 people interested in Pune startup ecosystem
- Pune Ruby
- Pune Technology Professionals Linked-in Group
- Pune User Group (Microsoft Technologies) – the mailing list is quite active, and they have a huge yearly conference
- Software Exporters Association of Pune – a very powerful and active body of 100+ software companies in Pune
- Software Process Improvement Network Pune
- Tech Events Calendar – the most comprehensive source of information about tech events happening in Pune
If you are aware of an active tech group in Pune that is not on this list, let us know and we’ll add it.
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