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Archive for February, 2009.

Sprout IT ’09: SCIT Entrepreneurship Seminar on 28th Feb

What: Half day event by Symbiosis Center for Information Technology (SCIT) entrepreneurship cell in innovation and entrepreneurship When: 10am to 2pm, Saturday, 28th Feb Where: SCIT, Hinjewadi Registration and Fees: Rs. 50 for students Rs.300 for others. No registration reequired. Highlights of the event Panel Discussion on “Entrepreneurship and innovation are two sides of the […]

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.” […]

TouchMagix: Convert any wall or floor into an interactive touchscreen

TouchMagix is a Pune-based startup with a product that can convert any wall of floor into an interactive touch screen. Targeted towards “high footfall” areas like malls, conferences and lobbys, it is a technology with a lot of potential, and frankly, something that we don’t expect to see out of Indian companies. After being very […]

Pune-based SMSONE runs SMS news service for rural communities

A Pune-based company has been running a SMS newsletter service for mobile phone owners in rural Maharashtra dedicated to local news for the last two years. This service reaches out to nearly 300 communities spread across 25 districts in the state.

Hi Tech Pune Maharashtra 2009 Conference: 26 & 27 Feb

Hi Tech Pune Maharashtra is a two-day conference on technology that is held in Pune every year. This year, the theme is “IT in Governance” and the schedule features a number of very interesting speakers. I attended this conference last year, and live-blogged it here and here. Here are some of the lectures that I […]

Can Pune Emulate The Silicon Valley Technology Startup Ecosystem?

Image via Wikipedia This article is cross-posted from Amit Paranjape‘s blog. I have always wondered about the parallels between Silicon Valley and Pune. Some might call this farfetched, but there are some really interesting and some coincidental similarities. Pune (as does any other Indian City) has a long way to go to even get closer, […]

Microsoft Community Days: “Safeguarding your Applications” – 28 Feb

What: A half-day event by the Pune (Microsoft Technologies) User Group (PUG) on security issues in safeguarding your applications When: Saturday, 28th February, 9:45am-3:30pm Where: Kalpa Banquet and Party Hall, E-101, Kumar Business Court, near SKC Mall, Mukundnagar, Pune Registration and Fees: This event is free for all. Register here. Details – Safeguarding your applications […]

Why Ruby is cool – take 2

Image via Wikipedia Earlier today, we had an article by Nick Adams on why you need to learn Ruby and Ruby-on-Rails. That post attracted a detailed comment by  Ravindra Jaju which elaborated on some of the themes touched upon in the original article. Since it brings out nicely the power of Ruby, we decided to […]

Why you need to learn Ruby and Rails

Image via Wikipedia With increasing visibility for the Ruby programming language, and the passion that people show for Ruby-on-Rails for web development, we felt that we would like to delve a little into what makes Ruby so cool and Rails so hot. Especially, in light of the fact that Ruby Fun Day is happening in […]

Ruby Fun Day: A barcamp for Ruby developers – 21 Feb

What: Ruby Fun Day, an unconference style get-together for all those interested in Ruby When: Saturday, 21st Feb, 10:30am-4:30pm Where: Thoughtworks, GF-01, Tower C, Panchshil Tech Park, Yerwada, Pune Registration and Fees: This event is free for all. Register here. Details: If you don’t know what Ruby is and why it is cool, see today’s […]