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Archive for December, 2008.

Techstart.in: Nurturing the passion of our engineering students

This week on PuneTech, we are going to feature a bunch of initiatives started by people who are passionate about helping students in our engineering colleges (actually anybody interested in technology, student or not, engineering or not) to be more, achieve more, learn more, all with the help of mentors from industry who would like […]

Pune’s Satish Talim wins “Ruby’s Top Teacher in 2008” award

Satish Talim, whose RubyLearning onine classes have enrolment of more than 5000 students from over 100 countries, has been named the “Top Ruby Teacher in 2008” by RubyInside (the #1 Ruby news site in the world). An excerpt from the article: How (and when) did you find your way into Ruby? After being with Java […]

Introduction to the World of Mobile and Embedded Devices (MED)

This post is an introduction to the world of mobile and embedded software, which is a sub-discipline of software with a bunch of interesting quirks of its own. This introductory post is a first in a series of posts by Mayur Tendulkar on his Gizmos and Geeks blog, and we are reprinting selected posts here […]

PUG Community Day: Sharepoint 3.0; Windows Mobile. 13 Dec

What: Pune (Microsoft Technologies) User Group Community Day featuring presentations on SharePoint Services 3.0 and Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator When: Saturday 13 December, 4pm onwards Where: SEED Infotech Ltd., Nalanda, S No – 39, Hissa No – 2/2, CTS 943, Opp Gandhi Lawns, Erandwana, Pune 411 004, Registration and Fees: This event […]

Upcoming tech events this weekend, and PuneTech Event Reminder SMS service

Do you forget about an interesting tech event in Pune, and then regret the fact that you did not attend it? PuneTech is pleased to announce the Free PuneTech Event Reminder SMS service that will send you reminders about tech events in Pune one day before. Basically, this is a Google SMS channel, where we […]

POCC Meeting: SEO; web scalability; SUN startup essentials, 13 Dec

What: Pune OpenCoffee Club get-together with a 3-point agenda. 1. Search Engine Optimization, 2. Web scalability, 3. SUN startup essentials program When: Saturday, 13th December, 4pm – 7pm Where: SICSR, Model Colony. Here is the map. Registration and Fees: This event is free for everyone – no registration required Details: 4pm – 5pm: Search Engine Optimization […]

Problems faced by Pune startups, and suggested solutions

The Pune OpenCoffee Club (POCC) had a meeting a few weeks ago to discuss the various pain points faced by Pune Startups, and to see what solutions or workarounds people had come up with. POCC member Mandar Vaze has captured the main points of the discussion for the benefit of those who were unable to […]

Supply Chain Management in Consumer Goods – An In-Depth Look

Amit Paranjape, a regular contributor and primary adviser to PuneTech, had earlier written an article giving an overview of Supply Chain Management, and companies in Pune that develop software products in this area. This article, the next in the series, goes into details of the problems that SCM software products need to tackle in a […]

CSI Pune Workshop: Introduction to Agile/SCRUM – Saturday 6th December

What: CSI Pune’s introductory workshop on Agile/SCRUM When: Saturday, December 6th, 2008, 3:00pm to 6:-0pm Where: BMC Software, S.B. Road, 5th Floor Tower A, ICC Tech Park, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411016 Entry: Free for CSI Members, Rs. 100 for others, Rs. 50 for BMC employees. Register here. Details – What is SCRUM? What exactly […]

How is the Indian IT industry handling the recession – facts and figures from NASSCOM

Ganesh Natarajan, CEO of Zensar, and President of NASSCOM, gave a talk last week about how the Indian IT/ITES industry is tackling the recession. It was full of facts and figures about the state of the industry, and the initiatives that are being taken by NASSCOM. This talk was given during the IndicThreads conference on […]