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Archive for February, 2009.

TiE Pune Seminar: To sell or not to sell – 24th Feb

What: TiE Pune Seminar on whether or not to sell your company, by Girish Godbole, CEO and Founder, CEO ally, Inc. When: 24th Feb, 6pm Where: Renu Electronics, Baner Road (Near Lexus Furniture) Registration and Fees: Free for TiE Members, Rs. 250 for others, mail namita.shibad [at] gmail [dot] com to register. Details: To most […]

FREEconomics: The economics of free stuff

Last week, SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research) hosted GNUnify, a conference on open source technologies, which attracted hundreds of students and other open source enthusiasts. Shirish has written a couple of posts on his blog about the talks he attended – read those to get a flavor of GNUnify (day 1, day […]

POCC MVP Startup Roadies: Meet Morpheus Venture Partners in Pune 21st Feb

What: POCC & MVP (Morpheus Venture Partners) bring Startup Roadies program to Pune When: Saturday, 21st Feb. Book a slot anytime between 10am to 7pm Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Atur Centre, Model Colony. Map. Registration and Fees: Send an e-mail to nandini [at] morpheusventure [dot] com with a short (less than […]

Mozilla for your business: Meet Seth Bindernagel and Arun Ranganathan of Mozilla – Sun, 15 Feb

Firefox Firefox extensions as a business model? Mozilla‘s mobile browser Fennec JQuery and other such libraries – quick visual demos of what is possible HTML5 & XHTML2 and W3C’s WebApps initiative Localization Emerging trends in JavaScript The Bespin Web-based IDE – the google docs for code! Exciting projects in Mozilla Labs What to get first-hand […]

POCC meeting: What should I create: sole proprietorship, partnership, pvt. ltd., LLP?

What: Pune OpenCoffee Club meeting to discuss company formation, registrations, tax planning and other related issues as they pertain to early stage startups. When: Saturday, 7th February, 4:30pm Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, 7th Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road Model Colony. Map Registration and Fees: This event is free for all. […]

Should you use a file-system or a database

Whether to use a file-system or a database to store the data of your application has been a contentious issue since the 80s. It was something we worried about even when I was doing my Ph.D. in Databases in the 90s. Now Jaspreet Singh, of Pune-based startup Druvaa has weighed in on this issue on […]

Are you a misfit in your company?

This article was written for PuneTech readers by Dr. Basant Rajan, who has played various engineering/management/research roles over 18 years in the Indian Software industry. Most recently he was CTO of Symantec India. This article is primarily targeted at software professionals (in India) and attempts to introduce a few concepts that’ll help you understand your […]