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Event: Applications of Machine Learning – with @BMCSoftware, @Helpshift, @Sokrati, @Pubmatic – 5 July

HasGeek has arranged a day-long set of talks on the Applications of Machine Learning on 5th July, in Pune.

This should be a great event, and a must attend for anyone in Pune who has even a passing interest in machine learning and advanced technologies. Not only are the talks from a very diverse set of domains, giving you an idea of different ways in which machine learning can be used, but the set of speakers who’re talking are from some of Pune’s most interesting companies: Helpshift, Sokrati, Pubmatic, AlgoAnalytics, BMC.

The event is on 5th July, from 11am to 5pm, at Thoughtworks Pune. Please register now because the venue has limited seating, and I am sure with the topic selected and the quality of talks and speakers, the event will be overbooked. (In fact, if we manage to overbook the event soon, we can try to get the organizers to shift the event to a bigger venue…)

Here are the details of the talks

Grouping similar messages using Topic modeling

In machine learning and natural language processing, a topic model is a type of statistical model for discovering abstract “topics” that occur in a collection of documents. At Helpshift, we get a lot of customer support messages. We use topic modelling and more specifically the Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), to classify similar message automatically based on messages. These grouped messages can be processed by the CS personnel making them more efficient.
This talk will cover Helpshift’s experience and the challenges in using LDA for grouping similar messages without any prior knowledge.

Speaker – Vinayak Hegde

Vinayak Hegde is VP of Engineering at Helpshift. In the past, he has worked at Inmobi, Akamai and Microsoft.

Twitter: @vinayakh

The Cookie as a Customer: An E-commerce Perspective

In the brick and mortar days, the shopkeeper interacted with a live human customer with appearance, expressions and behavioural traits. These attributes influenced the way the shopkeeper pitched his goods. Flip to the current e-commerce world where you are interacting with a cookie which was dropped when a customer visited your website. How does an e-commerce store know the appearance, expressions and behavioural traits of a customer? Based on those characteristics, how does the sales pitch change? Where do these conversations happen?
In this session, Rahul Kulkarni demonstrates with real-world examples how big data from cookies translates into appearance, expressions and behavioural traits of the customer, and most importantly how these are used to make a killer sales pitch for the customer.

Speaker – Rahul Kulkarni

Rahul Kulkarni is the CPO of Sokrati and has been ex-Googler. Linkedin

Application of Machine Learning for Financial Markets prediction

This session covers case studies which use some of the classical as well as cutting-edge machine learning algorithms. Due to ill-conditioning and noisy nature of financial data, there are some unique characteristics of this problem that we will focus on. Robustness of modelling methodology, averaging of models, identifying what is true improvement in prediction accuracy versus over-fitting become some of the serious issues people will need look into.

Speaker – Aniruddha Pant

Aniruddha Pant is the founder and CEO of AlgoAnalytics. LinkedIn

Machine Learning in Online Advertising Domain

In online advertising domain, there are various players which play a different role working on behalf of either publisher or advertiser, directly or indirectly. These players interact with each other in real-time to select the best advertisement optimizing their individual goals. Sreekanth Vempati will present key optimization and real-time impression allocation challenges solved using Machine Learning by different players in the advertising echo system.
As a part of this talk, he will present broadly about PubMatic’s work with Machine Learning and their applications. Specifically, Sreekanth will show some of the Machine Learning applications in online advertising domain, showcasing some of the problems that are being solved in PubMatic.

Speaker – Sreekanth Vempati

Sreekanth Vempati is the Team Lead of Machine Learning & Algorithms at PubMatic. LinkedIn

Text Analytics helping IT management get smarter

In this talk, Nilesh Phadke will discuss Text Analytics and how it can be used for better IT management. The talk will cover an Introduction to Text Analytics, going over the basics of what is meant by Text Analytics followed by some of the key techniques involved in Text Analytics and how these techniques can be used to improve IT management solutions.

Speaker – Nilesh Phadke

Nilesh Phadke is the Lead Product Developer at BMC Incubator Lab. He is working on using machine learning techniques for solving problems in the ITSM domain. Linkedin

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: https://fifthelephant.in/2014/machine-learning-pune

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Tech Events this Week: GoogleIO, AngularJS, Leslie Lamport, SMAC Skilling, WebGL and more

Here is a list of technology events happening in Pune over the next few days. To be informed of these events in advance, you should subscribe to get the PuneTech calendar event announcements by email. Click here to subscribe.

Pune Google Developers Group: Google IO Extended

  • Date: 25-26 Jun
  • Location: Pune Int’l Incubation center, Dnyanvatsal Commercial Complex, Karve Nagar, Pune

Most awaited Developer Conference Google I/O is on its way. GDG Pune presents Google I/O Extended in Pune on June 25th. On extensive demand of GDG member’s and follower’s we are going to showcase Google IO live streaming on 25th June at 9PM IST. at PIIC karve nagar, Pune. We also organized event of key notes on 5th July at Synerzip Kothrud.

About Pune-GDG

Pune GDG is the place for developers to discuss google technologies. Pune Google Developer Group meets on the once every month. Our members are using or want to learn more about developing applications using Google technology, including: – Google Ajax APIs – maps, search, visualization, gadgets (JavaScript), Android – mobile development (Java) – Google App Engine – scalable cloud computing (Python and Java) – Google Web Toolkit – web development platform (Java) – Project Hosting.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/Pune-GDG/events/190538162/

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SPIN Pune & @CSIPune Event: HIPAA Security Rules and their mapping to ISO27001

  • Date: Thu, 26 Jun 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: CSI Pune Office, Prabhat House, Damle Path, Off Law College Road, Behind INDSEARCH

Synopsis

Organizations that are subject to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), need to comply with the Privacy, Security and Breach Notification rules defined by the US department of Health and Human services (HHS). This topic will discuss how organizations that have implemented Information Security Management System (ISMS) as per ISO27001, can readily demonstrate compliance with most of the HIPPA security rules, by mapping their ISMS policies and Procedures to the Privacy and Security rule requirements.

Speaker Profile – Sanjay Kulkarni

Sanjay Kulkarni: Associate General Manager, Corporate Quality Assurance, Persistent Systems ltd. More than 20 years of industry experience in IT and Manufacturing industry, specifically in Quality Management Systems

Skills: Quality Assurance, Compliance with QMS Standards/Models such as ISO9001, CMMI, ISO13485, ISO62304

About CSI Pune

Computer Society of India (CSI) is one of the oldest computer science user groups in the country, and CSI Pune is has been one of the most active chapters in the country by virtue of its numerous activities and contributions in various fields. It has helped the people in implementing computerized systems in various sectors such as Industry, Banking commercial, Public sector Research and Development establishments and Government departments. With several programs and a strong IT professional network, the Pune chapter has been a part of the growth of Pune’s IT industry.

Working at the grass-root level, the chapter has also contributed toward stronger computer education is various ways. With chapters in various colleges in Pune, CSI has a very wide reach amongst the students of computer science too.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Register here: https://eis.persistent.co.in/eis/hrms/hrmsweb/webui/ExternalSurveyResponse.aspx?Id=77e2f8c6-a145-4f85-a40b-f7aa2c303d2f

Contact info.csipune@gmail.com for details.

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(Paid) Startup Dash: 3-day Startup Mentoring+Pitching Event

  • Date: 27-29 Jun
  • Location: Thoughtworks Technologies (New Office), 6th Floor, Binarius Building, Yerwada

Inc42 Magazine, TLabs and Nasscom 10,000 Startups have teamed up to bring India’s first highly curated event for early stage startups, StartupDash, which will act as a catalyst for startups in MVP stage. It is coming with a complete package of Launchpad, Team Building, PitchUp and Mentorship opportunities in 3 major startup focused cities – Delhi, Pune and Bangalore.

Some of the people attending the event are Shashank Deshpande, Rohan Dighe, Avinash Sethi, Baishampayan Ghose, Navin Kabra, and Anand Ovalekar.

For more details, see http://startupdash.in

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Expertalks: AngularJS Applied – Case Study of a Production App

  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Location: Equal Experts Office, 4-C, 2nd Floor, Cerebrum IT Park, B3 Kumar City, Kalyani Nagar

AngularJS is a fast gaining popularity as a JavaScript framework for building rich and interactive Single Page Applications following the client-side MVC design philosophy.

At Equal Experts, we’ve recently completed a real-world mobile-web application built using AngularJS. It’s live & more than kicking in production today… 🙂

In this session we would like to present a case study of our experience with AngularJS.

We’ll go over the practical challenges we ran into (…that are typical use cases for any rich internet application of today…) and how we addressed those challenges using various features of AngularJS.

Session Format

This session will assume that the audience is familiar with fundamental AngularJS constructs and mechanics.

The main aim of the session is to share knowledge among developers who have some experience of using AngularJS in the wild.

This will not be an ‘introductory’ tutorial-oriented session.

PRESENTER: Avinash Agreeable

Resources

For those who’ve not used AngularJS before and still wish to participate, here are some great resources to get you started with AngularJS.

We hope you befriend AngularJS beforehand, which will be necessary to fully appreciate the content and intent of this session.-

About EXPERTALKS

EXPERTALKS is a series of free tech workshops organized at the Equal Experts office in Pune. See http://www.meetup.com/expertalks/ for more information about the EXPERTALKS meetup group.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/expertalks/events/187699582/

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Turing100 Lecture: Talk on the Life and work of Leslie Lamport

  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Location: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, “Bhageerath”, Persistent Systems, SB Road

Persistent System presents a talk on the life and work of Turing Award Winner Leslie Lamport, on 28 June, 2pm to 5pm, at the Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent, SB Road.

In March 2014, Leslie Lamport was named the 2013 winner of the Alan Turing Award of the Association for Computing Machinery(ACM), widely regarded as the Nobel Prize in computing.

Over the past 40 years, Lamport has made several foundational contributions to the theory and practice of distributed computing. His early work includes the Bakery Algorithm for the mutual exclusion problem and an insightful paper on the importance of causality in a distributed system. He later investigated fault tolerance in the presence of so-called Byzantine failures—worst case scenarios that could disrupt the correct functioning of a distributed system. His distributed consensus algorithm Paxos is widely used in many modern replicated data storage systems. A recurrent theme in his work is the importance of precise specifications and formal reasoning in ensuring the correctness of concurrent systems.

Speaker: Madhavan Mukund, Dean of Studies, Chennai Mathematical Institute

After that there will be a short break for tea, followed by a talk on:

Skilling for SMAC – by Anand Deshpande

Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud (SMAC) technologies will play a significant role in the building of next generation software products and solutions. Building solutions on this SMAC-stack requires a unique set of technical skills, different from the traditional software programming. This talk will focus on some of the upcoming SMAC trends and the skills needed to stay relevant as these trends unfold.

Speaker: Anand Deshpande, CMD, Persistent

The event is free for everyone to attend. Register here

About the Turing Awards

The Turing awards, named after Alan Turing, given every year, are the highest achievement that a computer scientist can earn. And the contributions of each Turing award winner are then, arguably, the most important topics in computer science.

About Turing 100 @ Persistent Lecture Series

This is year 2 of the the Turing 100 @ Persistent lecture series. The series started in 2012 to celebrates the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth by having a monthly lecture series, and the success of the talk series in year 1 has resulted in the series being continued in 2013. Each lecture is be presented by an eminent personality from the computer science / technology community in India, and covers the work done by one Turing award winner.

The lecture series has featured, or will feature talks on Ted Codd (Relational Databases), Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn (Internet) Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie (Unix), Jim Gray, Barbara Liskov, and others. Latest schedule is here

This is a lecture series that any one in the field of computer science must attend. These lectures will cover the fundamentals of computer science, and all of them are very relevant today.

All the slides and videos of all the talks in the last year are available here.

Fees and Registration

The event will be at Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, SB Road, from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 28 June

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Register here

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Venture Center Event: A documentary on the psychology of Industrial Design

  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Location: Library, Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

“Objectified”: A documentary on the psychology of Industrial Design

The items you think the least about may have the most effective designs, according to the 2009 film “Objectified.”

Take the Post-it note. Have you ever considered that someone put a lot of time into its appearance?

The movie explores the unconscious but influential relationship we have with the objects around us, and why the smallest tweaks in design make an enormous difference.

Nearly everyone spends their life surrounded by the work of industrial designers, but very few people understand the process by which your furniture, cell phone, or alarm clock came to look and feel the way they do, and how the elements of design interact with our own ideas and assumptions about value and functionality. Objectified, which features interviews with a number of major designers who discuss how products move from the drawing board to the marketplace, and the philosophy behind the look, feel, and function of the things in your home.

Anchored by Firoz Siddiqui

Firoz works as Inovation Manager with Fauresia Interior Systems. He has also worked with Tata Motors and Mahindra, in their Design Dept. He has 13 yrs of experience in the field of Design and automotive products. His expertise is in Designing, Prototyping, Testing and Mechanisms. He is a serial innovator with many patents to his credit, some of them being personal

About Venture Center

Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) – a CSIR initiative – is a not-for-profit company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/documentary-film-tickets-11880748639

For more information, contact: Miss. Lipika Biswas, Venture Center, Phone: +91-20-20250934/64011024; Email: eventsdesk@venturecenter.co.in

See also: http://www.ipface.org/workshops.php

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SLP Pune Event: Leveraging Accelerators & Incubators

  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Location: Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

Leveraging Accelerators and Incubators

As an entrepreneur one is constantly intrigued by the deluge of accelerators and incubators that exist around the world. What options exist for you as an entrepreneur? As you look to startup in Pune which ones make sense for you? Listen to a panel of startup CEOs and founders talk about their experiences and perspective on leveraging accelerators and incubators.

Panel Members :

  • Dr. V. Premnath: Head NCL Innovations, Head, IP Group; Scientist, NCL; Director, Venture Center
    • Dr. V. Premnath holds a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay and a Ph.D. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has also been a Chevening Technology Enterprise Fellow with the Centre for Scientific Enterprises, London Business School and Cambridge University, UK.
  • Avinash Shenoi, CEO and Founder, Instaclique. Participated in Target’s accelerator.
    • Avinash has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University and Masters in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, USA. He has experience and expertise in successfully running several startup companies across two continents.He has built and led teams to design and build enterprise products for Information Security, compliance and custom software development.
  • Sarang Lakare, PhD. Founder and CEO, IntouchApp. Participated in Microsoft Accelerator
    • Sarang is an Innovator my mind and Entrepreneur by heart. He has a BE from Govt COE Pune and PhD from SUNY Stony Brook, NY, USA. After 12+ years experience working at 2 startups and a Fortune 100 company he moved back to India to pursue the dream of starting up on his own in India. He has over 40 publications, holds 5 US patents and has 14+ patent applications in the field of medical image analysis.
  • Nitin Gupta, Founder & CEO, Navstik. Experienced with options from Government bodies.
    • Nitin is a technopreneur, and has been working on engineering R&D for over a decade. He did B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Bombay, and MS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Maryland. Nitin has been involved in multidisciplinary research on modeling, simulation and automation of dynamical systems.

About Startup Leadership Program

The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training program and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators. SLP was founded in 2006, operates in 23 Cities with 1300 fellows & 1000+ startups. SLP Fellows have founded 700+ companies that have raised $400 million, and include breakthrough and award-winning startups like Savored, TomNod, Ixigo, NatureBox, SideTour, Micello, Momelan, Novira, Runkeeper, Sensobi, Shareaholic, Solar Junction, Voicetap and Ubersense.

Website: http://www.startupleadership.com

About Venture Center

Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) – a CSIR initiative – is a Section 25 company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator supported by the Department of Science & Technology’s National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board .

Website: http://www.venturecenter.co.in

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. As far as I can tell, no registration is necessary. Maybe you can register here: http://punestartups.org/events/event/show?id=1988582%3AEvent%3A336907

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Book Launch of “Startups! Finding Funding” & Networking Event for Entrepreneurs

  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, SB Road

SME JOINUP presents the launch of a book titled ” Start-ups ! Finding Funding ” authored by Vikas Kumar and Mehul Darooka

The book covers 20 stories of entrepreneurs who found innovative and alternative ways to fund their startup . The book examines each of these methods and lays bare the pros and cons of each method

  • Each of the methods is explained by a startup/company who has already used that method for funding
  • Each of the stories carries the journey of the startup, how they used the method and what were the implications
  • The Author who is also an investor critically analyses each method, its pros and cons and should you attempt to try out these methods.
  • There is a FUND-O-METER at the end of each story to help you judge the merits of this approach.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. There is no registration required.

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EMB3D Meetup: Basics of WebGL – Presentation from Imagination Tech. Explore use cases

  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 12:45pm – 4:45pm
  • Location: Autodesk Pune, 11F, 36/3-B, Business Plaza, Koregaon Park Annex

See http://www.meetup.com/EMB3D-Pune/events/188563862 for details.

About EMB3D

Exploring new technologies for creating, publishing and viewing 3D content and data on the web, for consumers.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/EMB3D-Pune/events/188563862

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Social Media Day Pune

  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Jimmy Hu – 390, Sanskruti Lifestyle Complex, Opposite Post 91, Lane 7, Koregaon Park

Lighthouse Insights and The Other Guys are celebrating Social Media Day in Pune.

Agenda: Come greet, meet like-minded people, have a drink, gossip more, make new friends and drive back home safely. The event is not restricted to social media experts, it is open for all as man is a social beast. They are trying to spice up the event, will update soon.

Food and Beverages: They are not yet funded to help in your food and drinks bill but they have got an offer from the good guys at Jimmy Hu.

Pay Rs.350/- and have 2 Beers + 1 Starter. Is that exciting enough? Want to drink more the bar is all yours!

Sponsorship: They are looking for sponsors. Interested parties contact: prasant@lighthouseinsights.in

Registration: It is a free and open to all event. Please register here: http://lighthouseinsights.in/social-media-day-pune.html/ – they promise not to add you to their newsletter.

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(Paid) Basic English Workshop for Tech Professionals/Entrepreneurs

  • Date: 1-31 Jul
  • Location: Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

Learn : Learn Spoken English with Basics of Grammar

  • English Grammar
  • Formation of Sentences
  • Communication Skills
  • Role Play
  • Public Speaking
  • Voice & Modulation guidance

Fun Interactive programs. Practical Application of course contents.

For Whom

  • Entrepreneurs, Start-ups, Professionals, Corporates, Home makers, Students and interested Individuals of Semi-English mediums

  • Duration : 5 weeks | Starts on 1st July – Ends on 31st July 2014

  • Timings : 3pm -5pm
  • Classes : Mon -Fri
  • Course fees : Rs 2100/-

About the Trainer – Mrs. Lakshmi Srinath

The session will be conducted by : Mrs. Lakshmi Srinath, Founder-Director of Girijamba English Foundation (GEF), English Language Communication Skill Trainer, IELTS Trainer – British Council Certified.

14 + years of experience in training Corporates, Individuals, Home makers; Collegians | A Freelance Content writer | A blogger

A visiting faculty for Business English Communication at INIFD,MIT, ASOM, VIT

About Venture Center

Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) – a CSIR initiative – is a not-for-profit company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering.

Fees and Registration

This course costs Rs. 2100, and open for anybody to attend.

For registration and payment, contact: Miss. Lipika Biswas, Venture Center, Phone: +91-20-20250934/64011024; Email: eventsdesk@venturecenter.co.in

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Turing100 Lecture: Leslie Lamport by Madhavan Mukund; Skilling for SMAC by Anand Deshpande

Persistent System presents a talk on the life and work of Turing Award Winner Leslie Lamport, on 28 June, 2pm to 5pm, at the Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent, SB Road.

In March 2014, Leslie Lamport was named the 2013 winner of the Alan Turing Award of the Association for Computing Machinery(ACM), widely regarded as the Nobel Prize in computing.

Over the past 40 years, Lamport has made several foundational contributions to the theory and practice of distributed computing. His early work includes the Bakery Algorithm for the mutual exclusion problem and an insightful paper on the importance of causality in a distributed system. He later investigated fault tolerance in the presence of so-called Byzantine failures—worst case scenarios that could disrupt the correct functioning of a distributed system. His distributed consensus algorithm Paxos is widely used in many modern replicated data storage systems. A recurrent theme in his work is the importance of precise specifications and formal reasoning in ensuring the correctness of concurrent systems.

Speaker: Madhavan Mukund, Dean of Studies, Chennai Mathematical Institute

After that there will be a short break for tea, followed by a talk on:

Skilling for SMAC – by Anand Deshpande

Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud (SMAC) technologies will play a significant role in the building of next generation software products and solutions. Building solutions on this SMAC-stack requires a unique set of technical skills, different from the traditional software programming. This talk will focus on some of the upcoming SMAC trends and the skills needed to stay relevant as these trends unfold.

Speaker: Anand Deshpande, CMD, Persistent

The event is free for everyone to attend. Register here

About the Turing Awards

The Turing awards, named after Alan Turing, given every year, are the highest achievement that a computer scientist can earn. And the contributions of each Turing award winner are then, arguably, the most important topics in computer science.

About Turing 100 @ Persistent Lecture Series

This is year 2 of the the Turing 100 @ Persistent lecture series. The series started in 2012 to celebrates the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth by having a monthly lecture series, and the success of the talk series in year 1 has resulted in the series being continued in 2013. Each lecture is be presented by an eminent personality from the computer science / technology community in India, and covers the work done by one Turing award winner.

The lecture series has featured, or will feature talks on Ted Codd (Relational Databases), Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn (Internet) Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie (Unix), Jim Gray, Barbara Liskov, and others. Latest schedule is here

This is a lecture series that any one in the field of computer science must attend. These lectures will cover the fundamentals of computer science, and all of them are very relevant today.

All the slides and videos of all the talks in the last year are available here.

Fees and Registration

The event will be at Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, SB Road, from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 28 June

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Register here

Tech Events this Week: iOS & Android in C#; Arduino Girls; PHP OOPS; Amazon Cloud

Here is a list of technology events happening in Pune over the next few days. To be informed of these events in advance, you should subscribe to get the PuneTech calendar event announcements by email. Click here to subscribe.

(Paid) Working with the Amazon Cloud Program – Developer Edition [Revised Edition] 2-day workshop

  • Date: 13-14 Jun
  • Location: Pune – Contact Organizer for details

This 2-day program from Cralina takes one through all the fundamentals of
cloud computing as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and the
infrastructure services which comprise AWS through a delightful mix of
lectures, demos and hands-on exercises. By the end of the program one will
have enough hands-on experience with AWS to be able to deploy, configure and
secure one’s own scalable web application(s) on the Amazon cloud. This
program also covers the Amazon API’s useful for developers. The revised
edition of the program covers 70% of IBM Cloud Computing Infrastructure
Architect Certification and the program material covers 100%.
Target Audience:

  • Engineers/Leads/Managers who would like to get a jump start on programming
    using Amazon Web Services.
  • Engineers/Leads/Managers who intend to deploy applications or services on
    the cloud sometime in future
  • Software developers who wish to integrate Amazon cloud services into their
    own software
  • Industry professionals who would like to get an in-depth understanding of
    cloud computing using Amazon Web Services

About Cralina

Cralina provides consulting services and technology trainings in niche areas
to leading software companies and professionals with an objective to highly
improve productivity and skill levels. Cralina’s consultants have a strong
background working in a fast paced product development environment in Fortune
500 companies as well as successful startups.

Fees and Registration

This is a paid event. Check the event website:
http://www.cralina.com/upcoming-programs#Amazon for details.

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(Paid) 1-Day Workshop: Brand Management for Entrepreneurs

  • Date: Sat, 14 Jun 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Training Room, Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

For Whom: Entrepreneurs with product/ service offerings keen on creating a brand, Brand Managers, Brand Consultants, Management Students, Law Faculty and Students

Agenda

  • Why brands matter and How brands create value
  • Strategic branding to your advantage
  • Advertising and promoting your product/service offering with the help of your brand
  • Knowledge of designing your brand
  • Measuring brand value

Speakers:

  • Ms. Melamie Kini : MBA from SIBM, MS Advertising, NewHouse School of Public Communication Currently a Partner at Positron Consulting Services
  • Ms.Sonali Brahma: Independent Brand strategist, Creative Director, Writer and corporate trainer, Branding strategy and communication
  • Mr.Anant Govande: Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary
  • Ms. Nazima Munshi: Assistant Professor at IIPS, Mumbai (LL.B, M.Phil)
  • Mr.Manoj Kothari: Co-founder, director and principal strategist at Onio Design Pvt. Ltd

Fees and Registration

This is a paid event and fees range from Rs. 700 for students all the way up to Rs. 2000 for employees of large companies. For more details and registration information, see: http://www.ipface.org/workshops.php

About Venture Center

Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) – a CSIR initiative – is a not-for-profit company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering.

Fees and Registration

This workshop costs Rs 1500. Please register here: http://em.explara.com/event/aime-pune

For more information, contact: Miss. Lipika Biswas, Venture Center, Phone: +91-20-20250934/64011024; Email: eventsdesk@venturecenter.co.in

See also: http://www.ipface.org/workshops.php

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>@PuneUserGroup and @CSIPune event: iOS and Android Development using C# with Xamarin

  • Date: Sat, 14 Jun 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Location: CSI Office, Prabhat House, Damle Path, Off Law College Road, Behind INDSEARCH

Come celebrate Xamarin 3 with cake and food, and learning how to create iOS and Android applications in C#. Xamarin 3 was just announced including some amazing new features and enhancements such as the brand new iOS Designer, Xamarin.Forms, and support for Shared Projects. This month we will deep dive into iOS and Android Development in C# with Xamarin and all of the latest features that were just released. There will be something for everyone in this content packed meetup no matter if you are new or have been developing with Xamarin for some time. Here are just a few topics that we will cover.

Agenda

  • Sharing More Code (10:00-11:00)
    • File and project linking are no fun, and that is where PCLs and Shared Code projects come in to alleviate all of this pain. Full support is now built right into Xamarin Studio for these projects and a brand new NuGet package manager makes managing apps easy.
  • iOS Designer & Xamarin.Forms (11:00 – 12:00)
    • We already share all of our business logic, but what about the user interface? That is where Xamarin.Forms API comes in. We will see how to create your first Xamarin.Forms app to share all of your native user interface and business logic between iOS, Android, and Windows Phone!
  • Introduction to MVVM Light (12:00 – 01:00)
    • Learn MVVM and advantages of it to build cross platform applications. Learn how to use MVVM Light to implement MVVM pattern and use blendebility, testability, extensibility in your projects
  • Pizaa & Networking (01:00 – 02:00)

About CSI Pune

Computer Society of India (CSI) is one of the oldest computer science user groups in the country, and CSI Pune is has been one of the most active chapters in the country by virtue of its numerous activities and contributions in various fields. It has helped the people in implementing computerized systems in various sectors such as Industry, Banking commercial, Public sector Research and Development establishments and Government departments. With several programs and a strong IT professional network, the Pune chapter has been a part of the growth of Pune’s IT industry.

Working at the grass-root level, the chapter has also contributed toward stronger computer education is various ways. With chapters in various colleges in Pune, CSI has a very wide reach amongst the students of computer science too.

About Pune User Group

Pune User Group (aka PUG) is a Pune (India) based not-for-profit organization, an association of professionals and students interested in Microsoft technology who are dedicated and devoted to the noble cause of spreading knowledge. It is a platform for you to share your experiences and educate professionals through the learnt lessons of the best Gurus in IT indutry….because “Knowledge is wealth..” and we “Gain Knowledge by Sharing knowledge…”

Fees and Registration

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Arduino Girls: Arduino event just for girls

  • Date: Sun, 15 Jun 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Doo, 402A, Town Square, Above Dorabjees, Airport Road, Viman Nagar

Priya Kuber (https://twitter.com/beachbrake) & Ankit Daftery from Arduino India will be here to conduct the workshop.

Agenda

  • Getting Started
  • Basic Electronics
  • Interfacing and controlling using the Arduino
  • Expand your scope

Fees and Registration

This event is free, but is open only to women. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cuq0LxzPQ94ZxaC3tSE5t-E051qC0vzMTzaq0DrG6BE/viewform

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PHP Event: Object Oriented Programming in PHP

  • Date: Sun, 15 Jun 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Sacred World Towers, Jagtap Chowk, Wanowrie

Lets meetup on PHP OOPs various topics like –

  1. Inheritance
  2. SPL
  3. Magic Methods
  4. Autoloading
  5. Namespaces

This will be an open discussion to learn by sharing each other experience and knowledge.

Fees and Registration

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Job Mela 2014 for final year Engineering Students by @PuneStartups/@CSIPune

It’s back! The Pune Open Coffee Club and The Computer Society of India, Pune are organizing a job mela for final year engineering students on Saturday, 14th June, at Cummins College Pune, from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

This event is free for students, as well as for startups. Startups who wish to be part of this, please signup here, and read the For Companies section below. Students who wish to be part of this please read the For Students section below.

For Companies

We already have 850+ students signed up, and we expect the number to go up even more by the time of the event. These are engineering students who are interested in jobs with Pune startups.

On 14th June, you will get a chance to give a short pitch about your company to the students, interact with selected students, shortlist the ones you like and interview them right away (or schedule an interview for later). And this is free for you.

So sign up here.

If you’ve been to a previous job or internship mela organized in Pune, you know that handling 1000+ students is a complete mess. Hence this time is a bit different. We are making all students go through an online programming test by ReliScore, and only students who do well in the test will be allowed to attend the event.

In other words, you get only good students, and you will not be inundated with resumes of unemployable students.

What are startups expected to do there?

Get marketing material – lots of it. Visiting cards, leaflets and what not. Get banners – you will have one table of size 3ftx4ft for you. Get a laptop with a running PPT. Your main aim is to attract the best students to your company.

This must be costing a bomb?!

NO! This event is totally FREE of cost. However, prior registration is mandatory.

For Students

Students: You don’t find so many startups in one place, at one time, all accessible to interact with you!

Why work with startups?

Startups are cool. Startups are where the action is. The experience that you would get in a startup in a few months, would be better than what you would get from large corporations in a few years. In startups, you get an exposure to the various moving parts of a company – coding, testing, admin, HR, marketing… you name it! More than all of this, you get to work directly with founders of the company, who will one day make it very big (like Google, Twitter?).

What do startups want from me?

Life at startups can be very exciting – but you need to be prepared to give more than 100%. Many startups work on cutting edge technologies, and there is going to be a huge learning curve for you, to be able for you to meaningfully contribute to the company. So, it requires dedication, patience and a positive attitude.

Ok, as a student, what should I do?

Get in touch with the T&P officer of your college. An online programming test has been arranged for 10th June with participating colleges, and you need to find out the procedure for being part of this event.

If you are a student of a Pune college, and your college is not participating in this event, please ask them to contact CSI Pune (or send mail to punetech@punetech.om and we can forward it to the appropriate people), before 9th June.

If you’re a student from a college that is not participating, or if you’re a student from outside Pune but are willing to work in Pune, and willing to travel to Pune on 14th, then please visit ReliScore.com on 11th June for instructions on how you might be able to get into the event on a wild card entry.

Tech Events this Week: Node.js, OpenStack, Papers we Love, Angel Investing & TEDxPuneSalon

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(Paid) Angel Investing Made Easy (for HNIs)

  • Date: Sat, 7 Jun 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: Training Room, Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

The workshop is aimed at training HNIs and prospective investors on acquiring rudimentary knowledge of investing early stage risk capital in start-ups.

It is structured to impart an understanding on developing and maintaining a deal flow of start-ups, enabling discussions with practicing angel investors and learning through case studies which reflect the realities of angel investing in India, for HNIs and new angels in India.

Who Should Attend:

HNI’s & Prospective Investors, Aspring & existing Angel Investors

Agenda:

  • Angel Investing 101 – Basics of Angel Investment
  • Investment Mechanics- Valuations, Term Sheet Primer & Understanding Shareholder Agreement
  • How Syndicates Work- A recommended way to make our first investment participate in syndicates
  • Live Pitches- Experience 4 Live Pitches by Startup at the workshop

About the Trainer – Manish Singhal

Manish is an Angel Investor, and Founder of LetsVenture, an online platform for startups to raise early stage investment.

Before starting LetsVenture, Manish spent many years @ Motorola. He joined Ittiam & Sling Media in their initial stages and helped build world-class products & teams right from scratch. He has close to two decades of experience building technology products & teams. He is an ex-member of MPEG committee and holds two patents to his name. He holds a bachelors degree from IIT Kanpur.

Manish serves on the board of companies ranging from technology businesses, consumer businesses, e-commerce to employability like Freshersworld.com, Moontara Technovations Apartment Adda. He is also an active mentor on the CIIE Mentor Edge Panel (IIM Ahmedabad), Start-up Village (Kochi) and Venture Labs (Standford University).

About Venture Center

Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) – a CSIR initiative – is a not-for-profit company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering.

Fees and Registration

This workshop costs Rs 1500. Please register here: http://em.explara.com/event/aime-pune

For more information, contact: Miss. Lipika Biswas, Venture Center, Phone: +91-20-20250934/64011024; Email: eventsdesk@venturecenter.co.in

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Doo Things Meetup: Papers We love

  • Date: Sat, 7 Jun 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: 402A, Town Square, Above Dorabjees, Airport Road, Viman Nagar, Pune

There is a Paper’s We Love meetup group.

We really like the concept and want to see how it works here in our community.

So, I want to propose we do a meetup around the theme.

Summarized :

What was the last paper within the realm of computing you read and loved? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper (because of HARD MATH!). Otherwise, just come, listen, and discuss.

If you have read a paper and found it really interesting and want share your thoughts on it – welcome!

If nobody comes up with a paper, I will post a link – and we can take it from there.

Does this sound fun?

About Doo Things Meetup Group

Let’s get together for doo-ing lots of activities related to Computers, Arts, History, Education, Open Hardware, Software, Robotics.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/Doo-Things/events/179548542/

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TechNext Event: Overview of OpenStack

  • Date: Sat, 7 Jun 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: Synerzip Softech Recreational Area, 3rd Floor, Revolution Mall, next to City Pride, Kothrud

Agenda:

Overview of OpenStack

  1. Brief history of OpenStack and its predecessors.
  2. High Level Architecture of OpenStack.
  3. Basic OpenStack download, configure and install.
  4. Overview of OpenStack Development model and ecosystem.
  5. Component description : OpenStack Compute
  6. Component description : OpenStack Image store
  7. Component description : OpenStack Block storage
  8. Component description : OpenStack Object store
  9. Component description : OpenStack Identity
  10. Component description : OpenStack Networking.

Speaker: Mithlesh Thukral

About Tech Next

Tech Next is a group which meets twice in a month in Pune, once for expert speakers and once for unconference at Synerzip’s recreation area. This group discuss topics pertaining to IT world from Developer centric technologies, QA centric practices and technology and Agile practitioners experiences.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/TechNext/events/175312382/

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PuneJS Meetup: Intro to Node.js

  • Date: Sat, 7 Jun 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Location: Mediaocean, Suite 304, Bldg A, GO-Square IT Park Wakad Rd, Wakad

An Introduction to node.js, server side javascript technology.

About PuneJS Meetup Group

This meetup was started to get the Javascript buzz going in Pune. Let’s meet up and join hacking!

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/PuneJS/events/179783822/

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WordPress User Group Pune: Making Money using WordPress (not ads) – real life case studies

  • Date: Sat, 7 Jun 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: Cafe Chokolade, FC Road

In the next meetup on 7th June, Manish Chauhan (blogger at http://jagoinvestor.com will be talking about How Bloggers are making money using wordpress (No , I am not talking about advertisements) .

There will be 2 case studies discussed on what kind of things can be done using wordpress and one can earn money using some tried and tested models .

Any new wordpress user or even an expert can attend this short 2 hours meet. The idea is to spread the knowledge about wordpress and help each other to evolve as a strong group and extend support. You dont need to be an expert in the area of wordpress to be part of this meet, just be part of it and we all will enjoy …

At the end of 2 hours meet

  • You will take back some new ideas you can work on
  • You will learn about models where you work less and earn more
  • You will network with other WordPress Enthusiasts
  • Spend some quality time to take your blog to next level

About the Pune WordPress User Group

This group is for anyone interested in discussing WordPress, be it users, developers, bloggers or beginners. We intend to meet every month, one of the item in every meetup would be to decide the agenda for next meet up.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/Pune-WordPress-User-Group/events/181013502/

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TEDxPuneSalon: Monthly event by @TEDxPune

  • Date: Sat, 7 Jun 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe, Baner Pashan Link Road

Pune is known for ideas worth spreading – from swaraj, quit India, women’s emancipation, swadeshi, super-computing to cell sciences and molecular genetics. Pune has led India – and even the world – and been an ideas capital for centuries. Pune’s thinkers and doers have inspired better citizenship and strived to design better cities.

TEDxPune will strive to collect together contemporary ideas worth spreading to inspire better cities and citizenship. It will seek out ideas that inspire people to live lives with purposes beyond oneself. It will seek to spread ideas that inspire better cities and citizenship.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/424019761071713/

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Tech Events this Week: Linux Kernel; Google Dev Hackathon; Java 8; Practical Go; & various startup events

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TiE Pune: Unitus Seed Fund Mixer for Startups

  • Date: Tue, 27 May 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, SB Road

Agenda: Lots of networking plus discussions led by guest speakers:

  • Five Ways to Open an Impact VC’s Wallet & Three Ways to Snap it Shut – led by Dave Richards, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Unitus Seed Fund
  • Learnings & Challenges Faced by Funded Entrepreneurs – with
    • Peter Frykman, Founder & CEO, Driptech; and
    • Kunal R Sachdev, Managing Director, Caravan Craft Retail – New store in Pune!

For more details see: https://em.explara.com/event/tiepuneUSF27may

About TiE Pune

Pune chapter of TiE – A non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs.

Fees and Registration

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Geeks of Pune Seminar: Linux System Software Development

  • Date: Wed, 28 May 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, SB Road

Talk #1: Evolution of Linux Networking Stack

Kiran will talk about evolution of Linux Networking Stack. Main focus of the talk is introduction to the Linux Networking Stack from an application perspective, how networking calls are handled inside the TCP/IP stack and network device drivers. This is followed by brief a introduction to Wi-Fi driver and Networking Stack.

About the Speaker – Kiran Divekar

Kiran has more than 13 years of experience in Linux System Software, Networking and Embedded Systems. He has delivered several sessions on Kernel programming, Introduction to Linux Architecture and more for GEEP and other institutes. Kiran has worked in global corporations such as Marvell and Nevis Networks. He currently works at a Technology Startup. Kiran is recognized for his understanding of Linux Kernel Stack and embedded systems architecture. Kiran has completed B.E. (Computers) from College of Engineering Pune.

Talk 2: Overview of Linux Storage Stack

Mithlesh’s talk would give an overview of the Linux Storage Stack and would cover various layers in the Storage stack. Each of these layer is a wider subsystem. This talk would be restricted only to aspects which directly impact how the IO flows in the Storage stack

About the Speaker – Mithlesh Thukral

Mithlesh is currently working as Principal Software Engineer at Symantec. He has engineered the Linux Kernel Components ranging from Storage Subsystem, Memory Managers, Interrupt handlers to Network stack during last 8 plus years. His interests include improving the scalability and performance of enterprise class products. Mithlesh has completed B.E. ( Computers ) from Pune Institute of Computer Technology.

About Geeks of Pune

GEEP is a non-profit group for software professionals in Pune. GEEP was founded in 2006 by a few Linux enthusiasts in Pune. Since then it has grown to more than 300 members. GEEP mailing list is hosted at yahoo groups. GEEP is also hosted on facebook.

GEEP members guide BE projects for students form various colleges in Pune. We have organized workshops for Linux software professionals and engineering students from Pune. These workshops were typically structured as presentations and programming demonstrations. The presentations were on kernel debugging, kernel developments, embedded systems, networking, module programming and more. Programming demonstrations included module programming examples and booting/programming on an XSCALE embedded board. Some for these workshops were conducted in engineering colleges and Pune university, rest were conducted at companies.

For more information, see http://www.geeksofpune.in/about.php

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. To register, please email or call Praveen Khurjekar, praveen@geeksofpune.in, 9823792621.

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SLP Pune Event: Early Days of an Entrepreneur : The struggle, triumphs, highs, and lows

  • Date: Fri, 30 May 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

The early days in the life of an entrepreneur are the most challenging & uncertain– physically, mentally & spiritually. It’s not a career choice but a way of life as Steve Blank puts it. Join us to hear from Pune’s very own three buzzing startup founders as they share early days in their startup life, their ideas, challenges, pivots, success, highs and lows.

Panel Members :

  • Janardan Prasad: COO and Co-Founder, www.autowale.in
    • An Engineer from IITK, Janardan has worked with Media Labs and then as IT consultant for payment products in North America for several years. He loves Puzzles, Tennis & Travel, while managing Operations, Finance, Products and HR at Autowale.
  • Mitesh Bohra: Co-founder & CEO – www.savetime.com
    • Mitesh Bohra has over 18 years of software industry experience, primarily in the US where he gained a wide breadth of invaluable expertise in strategy, sales, and account management while consulting for companies like: GE, Merck, Disney, and Lockheed Martin. As a serial entrepreneur, his current venture; Savetime.com is a vision to make positive impact in the lives of patient community in India. Mitesh has an engineering degree in Electronics from India and dual MBA degrees from Columbia Business School, New York and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, California.
  • Sagar Apte: CEO & Founder at www.CarIQ.com
    • Sagar is the CEO and Founder at CarIQ. CarIQ is India’s first connected car platform and was working under stealth mode for the last 18 months. Sagar has over 15 years of experience across diverse domains such as product management, product marketing, sales, support, engineering, and operations.

About Startup Leadership Program

The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training program and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators. SLP was founded in 2006, operates in 23 Cities with 1300 fellows & 1000+ startups. SLP Fellows have founded 700+ companies that have raised $400 million, and include breakthrough and award-winning startups like Savored, TomNod, Ixigo, NatureBox, SideTour, Micello, Momelan, Novira, Runkeeper, Sensobi, Shareaholic, Solar Junction, Voicetap and Ubersense.

Website: http://www.startupleadership.com

About Venture Center

Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) – a CSIR initiative – is a Section 25 company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator supported by the Department of Science & Technology’s National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board .

Website: http://www.venturecenter.co.in

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://townscript.com/ENTREPRENEUR

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Pune Google Developers Group: Hackathon

  • Date: 30 May to 1 Jun
  • Location: Synerzip (3rd Floor, Revolution Mall, next to City Pride, Kothrud, Pune)

Hackathon is going to be a 40 hour event wherein individual or group can build something awesome. This time we have decided to have three different tracks for Hackathon.

  • Build something in cloud and Analytics
  • Choose a product idea from a collection of product ideas and build it.
  • Work on your own product idea.

Unlike in the past, this time we have extended the duration to 40 Hours so that teams will have time to validate the idea they are trying to build. We will also have a panel of mentors and tech consultants present at the event. Participants can interact with them for additional inputs.

About Pune-GDG

Pune GDG is the place for developers to discuss google technologies. Pune Google Developer Group meets on the once every month. Our members are using or want to learn more about developing applications using Google technology, including: – Google Ajax APIs – maps, search, visualization, gadgets (JavaScript), Android – mobile development (Java) – Google App Engine – scalable cloud computing (Python and Java) – Google Web Toolkit – web development platform (Java) – Project Hosting.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/Pune-GDG/events/181020982/

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(Paid) Advanced Excel 2010 Training

  • Date: Sat, 31 May 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Karve Road, Pune

Advanced Excel 2010 training at Pune, for managers by Alpesh Vasant.

See http://emaila.gtechtraining.in/gacademy/vm.php?m=7&u=d3373e6fb5329b76c60e6a3d64990d3a for more details.

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Expertalks: Java 8

  • Date: Sat, 31 May 10:00am – 1:30pm
  • Location: Equal Experts Office, 4-C, 2nd Floor, Cerebrum IT Park, B3 Kumar City, Kalyani Nagar

After much anticipation & fanfare, Java 8 was released in March this year.

The good news?? It definitely evolves the way you code with Java.

Equal Experts has already started working with Java 8 on commercial projects.

In this session, they would share initial experience of working with Java 8.

Through demonstrations of live code and a hands-on workshop, explore the exciting new features of Java 8 and how they contribute to making your code cleaner and leaner than ever before… 🙂

Workshop

Participants will solve a simple use case with Java 8 where they get to use its new features. They will also understand how they could approach Java programming in a more evolved way

Demo

Apart from live code and also showcase of some production code from a recent projects.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Knowledge & experience of Java programming language… :-).
  • For the workshop, please get a laptop installed with Java 8 and your favourite IDE. Recommended: IntelliJ Idea Community Edition as it has the best support for Java 8.

PRESENTER:

Anil Tarte is one of the most tenured members of Equal Experts India. He has successfully led the development & delivery efforts for many of our greenfield projects. His most recent assignment was on Java 8…

About EXPERTALKS

EXPERTALKS is a series of free tech workshops organized at the Equal Experts office in Pune. See http://www.meetup.com/expertalks/ for more information about the EXPERTALKS meetup group.

Fees and Registration

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Golang Pune Meetup: Practical Go

  • Date: Sat, 31 May 10:45am – 1:00pm
  • Location: Josh Software New Office, A 13/14 Sunflower Building, 5th Floor, Survey No. 77/1, Mhalunge Baner Road, Baner

Agenda

  • Ankur Gupta (@originalankur) of ThinkLABS, Mumbai (http://www.thinklabs.in/) will talk about their software product written in Go (Think Visual Programming Language – Go Powered Software Showcase).
  • Open discussion with Satish Talim about the first-ever GopherCon in Denver, CO, USA.
  • If anyone else wants to give a presentation, discuss anything about Go feel free to do so.

About Golang Pune Group

Meetup group for developers interested in the Go programming language.

Fees and Registration

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Pune Open Coffee Club Meet: Marketing Planning for Startups

  • Date: Sat, 31 May 4:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: 7th floor, SICSR, (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, near Om Market, Model Colony)

As start-up founders do you wonder – Why don’t you get right kind of customers? Why don’t you get repeat business? Why don’t you get right price? Why don’t customers refer you? How you get unplanned marketing bills? You know but don’t understand your competition.

To get answer to these and many more marketing questions, participate in this free session.

The topics covered will be

  • What is Marketing?
  • Difference between Marketing and Sales
  • How to plan Marketing for your startup
  • How to execute the Marketing Plan

About the Speaker: Dr. Sachin Bhide

Sachin is a Marketing Consultant and founder of Eha Management Consultancy. He gives marketing advice to entrepreneurs since 2009. He had award winning work experience as an employee in industries like Technical Communication, Information Technology, Banking, and Education for 8 years. He has received excellent Corporate Trainer award. He is an award winning speaker, had received Best Speaker and Best Table Topic Master award at Toastmaster club in California, USA. He is PhD in Marketing Management, he researched nature of IT exports of Pune based selective Indian companies. He has done masters in business administration and commerce. He is a founder of Business Book Readers’ Club in Pune. His articles are published in leading publications like Sakal newspaper and Sampada a monthly publication of MCCIA. His opinions are highly sought after by media like DNA newspaper, ‘Aakashvani’ radio station, and Zee 24 Taas a leading news channel.

About Pune Open Coffee Club

With over 10000 members, the Pune Open Coffee Club is the largest forum for startups and entrepreneurs in Pune. It is an open forum, and anyone can join for free. See the PoCC website for more details.

Fees

This event is free and open to all. Please register here: http://punestartups.org/events/event/show?id=1988582%3AEvent%3A332113&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_event

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Tech Events this Week: Beer & Startups; Product Mgmt; Agile; CloudStack; TiEPune

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Beer & Business for first-time Founders of Startups

  • Date: Thu, 22 May 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: Independence Brewing Company, Mundhwa

A strictly informal meet-up ONLY for first generation start-ups. You don’t need to worry about pitches, investors or clients! Simply register and come on down for an evening of great beers and great conversations with Pune’s growing community of entrepreneurs.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/759879417365422/

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(Paid) A Workshop on the Foundations of Product Management

  • Date: Fri, 23 May 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: 5th Floor, A-Wing, MCCIA, ICC Towers, SB Road

With rise of IT product companies in India, there is significant demand to spread awareness, get clarity and enhance knowledge base on various functions and roles of product management – understanding the principals and streamlining the product team. Role of product managers and marketers is evolving rapidly. Industry is striving of good product managers. To address these challenges, NASSCOM joins hands with India Product Management Association to create a long run program on Product Management. Product Management Platform 1, a-day long workshop on various aspect of Product Management function, is the first event in this journey.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Product Management
    • Introduction to Products, and how it is different from solutions and services.
    • Why do Good Products fail?
    • What makes products succeed?
    • What is Product management and Role of Product managers?
  • Module 2: Product Management Process and Life Cycle
    • Overview of product management process
    • Overview of PDLC processes and how to control PDLC
    • What makes a product manager successful?
    • Tips and suggestions for becoming an effective product manager

About the Speaker – Suhas Kelkar

As CTO for the APAC region at BMC Software, he is responsible for driving technical and strategic roadmap of BMC Software products and solutions. As a Director of Incubator Team, he is also responsible for driving incubation and culture of innovation globally for BMC Software. His areas of focus are Business Service Management (BSM) with emphasis on Cloud Computing and Data Centres of tomorrow and Consumerization of IT – adopting be st practices from consumer world and harnessing it for the enterprise. Suhas is also very passionate about the field of Product Management and is the founder and President of IPMA (India Product Management Association) Pune chapter.

Prior to BMC Software, Suhas was Vice President of Product Management at Digité. Over the span of over 17 years Suhas has worked on various software product companies such as Rational Software/IBM, Serena Software and Philips Medical Systems. Suhas has diverse experience of architecting, designing and delivering successful software products. He led the UML Modelling team at Rational before IBM’s acquisition. Later on at Pacific Edge Software, he was responsible for building a market leading, enterprise scale Project Portfolio Management software.

Suhas holds a MS in Robotics from University of Florida and MBA from FIT. He has High Impact Global Role (2012) and Thought Leadership (2013) awards in his kitty.

About NASSCOM

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation.

NASSCOM is a global trade body with over 1500 members, of which over 250 are companies from the US, UK, EU, Japan and China. NASSCOM’s member companies are in the business of software development, software services, software products, IT-enabled/BPO services and e-commerce.

NASSCOM facilitates business and trade in software and services and encourages the advancement of research in software technology. NASSCOM is headquartered in New Delhi, India with regional offices in the cities of Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.

Fees and Registration

This event costs Rs. 750 for members of NASSCOM and IPMA, and Rs. 1000 for others. Register here: http://pmp1-pune.doattend.com/

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Agile Coffee Talk: Is Agile Fragile?

  • Date: Fri, 23 May 4:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Location: BMC Software, SB Road

Let’s play around the theme – “Is Agile Fragile?” and here are Agenda Highlights:

  1. 20 mins – Meet & Greet followed by setting some ground rules and expectations! (don’t miss this part if you want to get the flow of
    at’s happening here)
  2. 30 mins – Part A – Agile Collaboration Game filled with role plays, discussions and keen observation and learning around the theme
  3. Break for coffee (Carry your coffee to your table)
  4. 50 mins – Part B – Communication Game followed by Group Discussions, and individual experience sharing
  5. 25 minutes – retrospective and close

Facilitators : We don’t have any concept of Power points. The talks are typically facilitated by the learned Coaches of SolutionsIQ. The

Coffee Talks are for everyone to participate and the facilitator will only guide the conversation and activities that the guests want to do

About Agile Coffee Talk

Hosted by SolutionsIQ, Coffee talks are informal gathering of lean and agile practitioners and followers over a Coffee

Our objective is to enable free flow of conversation on topics of significance to bring better ways to think, innovate , develop and work collaboratively. In two hours we cover various topics of interest in facilitated group discussions and activities under a theme. Do note this is a forum for discussions, food for thought and NOT for drawing conclusions always.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://coffeetalk-may-pune.doattend.com

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Pune CloudStack Meetup: Deployment at TomTom; AMQP/RabbitMQ

  • Date: Fri, 23 May 4:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Location: 7th floor, SICSR, (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, near Om Market, Model Colony)

Agenda:

  • 4:30pm – 4:45 pm : Introductions, Setting the agenda
  • 4:45pm – 5:30 pm : CloudStack Deployment at TomTom-Gurudatta
  • 5:30pm – 6:15 pm : AMQP and RabbitMQ/CloudStack
  • 6.15pm – 6.30 pm: Networking, Tea and Snacks

About Pune Cloudstack Meetup

This group is for CloudStack enthusiasts – Developers, IT Admins, Open Source Contributors to learn and share knowledge about this popular Cloud platform. This group is interested in Open Source, Cloud Computing, IaaS, Virtualization, Building private cloud with CloudStack, Customizing CloudStack

### Fees and Registration

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My Story @TiEPune: Peeyush Rai, Co-Founder and CTO of Canvera. Interview by @aparanjape

  • Date: Fri, 23 May 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, SB Road

Peeyush is the co-founder and CTO at Canvera.com, where he heads the technology and design services delivery. Over the past 20 years, Peeyush has been involved in building various products and technologies that have helped solve real problems in consumer internet, mobile and enterprise space. Prior to Canvera, Peeyush worked at various enterprise software companies based in the U.S. and also helped build the India R&D centers for a few of them.

Peeyush is passionate about technology, gadgets, photography, sports, startups, entrepreneurship etc. He is an avid runner and has run a few full marathons.

About TiE Pune My Story Sessions!

“My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur”

This program is created to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words. The invited speakers will share their entrepreneurial journeys and talk about lessons learned, mistakes they wish they avoided, and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.

Fees and Registration

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TiE Pune: Unitus Seed Fund Mixer for Startups

  • Date: Tue, 27 May 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, SB Road

Agenda: Lots of networking plus discussions led by guest speakers:

  • Five Ways to Open an Impact VC’s Wallet & Three Ways to Snap it Shut – led by Dave Richards, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Unitus Seed Fund
  • Learnings & Challenges Faced by Funded Entrepreneurs – with
    • Peter Frykman, Founder & CEO, Driptech; and
    • Kunal R Sachdev, Managing Director, Caravan Craft Retail – New store in Pune!

For more details see: https://em.explara.com/event/tiepuneUSF27may

About TiE Pune

Pune chapter of TiE – A non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs.

Fees and Registration

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Tech Events this Week: Robots; Scrum; Monish Darda; Cocoa; KnockoutJS; Mompreneurs

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(Paid) Building Advanced Aerial Robots using Open Source Tools

  • Date: 9-10 May
  • Location: Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

See more details at: http://workshop.navstik.org/

This workshop costs anywhere from Rs. 10000 to Rs. 25000 (depending on who you are).

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Pune Scrum Meetup: Discussion on Impact Mapping

  • Date: Fri, 9 May 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Ramee Grand, Apte Road, near Deccan Gymkhana Pune
  • This will be our first meet up, so lets get to know each other
  • Discuss what is Impact Mapping and how it helps agile teams

About Pune Scrum Meetup

This group is for Scrum enthusiasts or Scrum practitioners who are willing to share and learn about how they Play Scrum day to day. While focus is more on Scrum, we may discuss on how to make use of other Agile methodologies with Scrum to be effective in delivering great products.

Fees and Registration

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My Story @TiEPune: Monish Darda, Founder Icertis

  • Date: Fri, 9 May 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, SB Road

Monish has more than 20 years of experience in application and systems software development and the architecting of enterprise distributed systems. Along with Unmesh, he co-founded Websym Technologies in 1998. He set up and headed the India R&D operation of Storability, an enterprise storage management startup from Boston. Storability was eventually acquired by Sun Microsystems after which Monish founded and led the India R&D of BladeLogic, helping build a highly scalable enterprise platform for server management in the data center. BladeLogic was acquired by BMC Software after a successful IPO, and Monish contributed to BMC’s cloud management vision, laying the foundation for some of the early pioneering work on cloud resource management and provisioning. He is also the co-inventor of two patents in this area. Monish has a BE in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. In his spare time, Monish is a self-proclaimed “gadget freak” and “gamer” and loves his Xbox Kinect and PS3 Move systems (he just outgrew the Wii a few months ago) and often claims that video games keep him fit! His other interests are Formula 1 and reading. He is a sci-fi aficionado and loves Isaac Asimov.

About TiE Pune My Story Sessions!

“My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur”

This program is created to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words. The invited speakers will share their entrepreneurial journeys and talk about lessons learned, mistakes they wish they avoided, and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.

Fees and Registration

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Pune Cocoa Meetup: Experience with building 100% core data observing view controllers

  • Date: Sat, 10 May 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Location: Synerzip (3rd Floor, Revolution Mall, next to City Pride, Kothrud, Pune)

Event Organizer writes:

  • In last couple of months, we scraped some old code and built a small app from scratch, I decided to go with 100% core data supported, FetchResultController backed app. That way all view controller is automatically updated for any data change.

  • I would like to share some challenges I faced and overcame as well as some which still remains.

About Pune Cocoa Meetup Group

See http://www.meetup.com/Pune-Cocoa/ for more details about the Pune Cocoa meetup group.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/PuneCocoa/events/178307942/

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TechNext Event: Discussion on KnockoutJS

  • Date: Sat, 10 May 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Location: Synerzip Softech Recreational Area, 3rd Floor, Revolution Mall, Above Big Bazaar, Kothrud

Topics to be discussed

  • What is knockout js?
  • What is MVVM?
  • Why to use Knockout js ?(Along with Knockout Architecture)
  • What are observables?
  • What are computed observables?
  • What are subscribers?
  • What are knockout Bindings?

Examples to explain them all.

Speaker: Ravinder Mahajan

About Tech Next

Tech Next is a group which meets twice in a month in Pune, once for expert speakers and once for unconference at Synerzip’s recreation area. This group discuss topics pertaining to IT world from Developer centric technologies, QA centric practices and technology and Agile practitioners experiences.

Fees and Registration

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Panel Discussion: Mompreneurs in Pune

  • Date: Sat, 10 May 4:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: SCMLD (Sadhna Centre for Management, Learning & Development), 392-A, Mahale Plot, Deep Bunglow Chowk, Model Colony

Join us for a panel discussion with stellar Mom-Entrepreneurs and celebrate their journey. It’s a casual chat, where each mompreneur will share her story of building a startup while raising kid(s) at the same time. The speakers will share their startup story; challenges faced by them and will answer questions from attendees. The discussion will be followed by snacks and networking. The event is open for all aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who will get an opportunity to listen to challenges faced by Entrepreneurs in their startups.

Panelist:

  • Jasleen Manrao: Founder Figments Inc.
  • Dolma Balan: Founder Dial-an-Idli
  • Vaishali Sharma: Founder PurpleChai

Moderated by: Mr. Vikram Mehmi, Founder Sparkpluggers Innovation Lab

Fees and Registration

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Tech Events this Week: Intro to Python; DrupalCamp; Ruby Hackathon; Docker; WordPress

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BioPune Seminar: Commercializing Technology – Retrofittable Digital Radiography Systems

  • Date: Fri, 4 Apr 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Location: Training Room, Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

BioPune Seminar Series Talk # 5

Taking technology ideas from concept to commercialization: The case of Retrofittable Digital Radiography Systems by Dr. Sreeram Dhurjaty, President, Dhurjaty Electronics Consulting LLC, and Co-founder, Jeevtronics Pvt. Ltd.

Abstract

During the last 10 years, retrofittable radiography systems have created a revolution in Radiography. These systems that are the thickness of screen films have allowed traditional “Analog rooms” to be converted to “Digital Rooms” easily and seamlessly.

This talk traces the development of the first ever digital radiography system, first developed by Eastman Kodak and now sold by Carestream Health. One of the primary inventors of this system is the Author of this talk.

The evolution of the concept will be discussed. This will be followed by the challenges in the various technologies that were needed to realize the product. These include mechanical challenges, power conversion, the scintillator and detector, automatic exposure detection, and wireless, to name a few. Other challenges include the effect of temperature differences on the image. Image processing and rendering techniques as well as image transmission will be discussed. The challenges of commercializing this technology from the research lab to a commercial system will be detailed. This system has been a trailblazer which has instantiated various companies into selling retrofittable radiography systems. Recent advances in this field will be detailed during the latter part of this presentation.

About the speaker – Dr. Sreeram Dhurjaty

Ram held senior positions in engineering and research, in medical systems, at Eastman Kodak Company, Analogic, and Bose Corporation before embarking on a career of full time consulting. He was educated at IIT Bombay and Yale University and has degrees in Civil Engineering, Fluid mechanics, Electronic Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering, and Control System Theory. Over his career he has designed medical systems such as Patient Monitors, Defibrillators, CT scanners, Fetal Monitoring systems, Digital and Computed Radiography, Telemedicine, Telerehabilitaion and precision analog circuitry for medical systems.

He has 15 issued patents in areas of medical devices and systems. He is passionate about affordable medical devices and is working on a hand-cranked defibrillator. He works closely with the Engineering World Health Organization (EWH.org) developing medical devices for undeveloped countries. He also consults on, in addition to power supplies for medical systems, efficient power supplies, and converters for small wind turbines.

Ram is also one of the co-founders of Jeevtronics, Pvt Ltd., Pune and is developing an affordable hand-cranked defibrillator for low and middle income countries.

Fees and Registration

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Python Pune Meet: Python 101: Introduction to Python

  • Date: Fri, 4 Apr 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: BMC Software, Tower A, ICC Tech Park, SB Road

This month, we are conducting a Python 101 by Rudrasen Sitoleh

The tutorial will be conducted using Python 2.7, make sure you have python installed on your laptops, before you come for the tutorial.

To install python, you can follow the instructions given on python.org. Make sure you install the latest version available in the Python 2.7.x branch. Please do not install Python 3.x series for this tutorial.

Note:

  • Follow all instructions given by BMC staff
  • Kindly keep your laptop serial numbers handy, as you will be required to enter them at the BMC reception.
  • Please ensure that you are at BMC reception, a minimum 15 mins before the event starts.

About Python Pune Group

Python Pune is a group of people interested in Python development. You can join our mailing list for the discussions, and we have regular meetings. See the Python Pune Website for more information.

Fees and Registration

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DrupalCamp Pune 2014: 5/6 April

  • Date: 5- 6 Apr
  • Location: SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies), Range Hills, Pune

Drupal in Pune started back in February 2009 as Pune Drupal User Group (PDRUG), with an objective to strengthen the local Drupal community in Pune. The first meetup saw 3 Drupalers, in last year we have been able to engage Drupalers in monthly code sprints where focus is on on D8 core contributions. In addition to code sprints, Pune community has also organised global training days and specialized workshops for Pune colleges.

The first Drupal Camp Pune was organized back in 2009. In this first camp there were 300+ attendees. One of the fun highlights of the Drupal Camp Pune 2009 was the Drupal Song which featured in Dries’s blog :), we soon followed up Drupal Day/Hackathon in presence of Addison Berry (former documentation lead, Drupal). Between 2010 and 2014, Drupal community has been focusing on a lot of Drupal meet ups and now its time to have a bigger event: “Drupal Camp Pune 2014.”

What to expect?

In Drupal Camp Pune 2014 you will meet some of the earliest contributors to Drupal in India from around the country. For developers and students, the event presents opportunities for learning, getting involved in community contributions via code/ review/ QA for Drupal 8. One of the main objective of this camp is to engage students more personally in a ladder like workshop. For the business community there will be an opportunity for learning from sessions based on case studies of Drupal websites, meeting representatives of the leading Drupal companies in India, and some of the brightest individuals working on Drupal.

What should I bring in Pune Drupal Camp?

Just come with Open mind and laptop with Drupal 7 installation. You can follow instruction over here.

Keynote – Jacob Singh

Jacob is the country head for Acquia India where he manages all alliances, business development and services in the region. He is an experienced trainer, project manager, developer and scrum-master with 14 years of experience building great web experiences, seven with Drupal.

One of the early Acquians(2008), Jacob holds the distinction of working in the most departments. He has been an integral part of the Acquia Search and Drupal Gardens products, a recognized Drupal trainer and consultant and a solution architect.

Important dates:

  • Call for Papers starts on 12th March, 2014 and ends on 27th March, 2014
  • List of Accepted sessions to be announced on 29th March, 2014
  • Actual event is on 5th and 6th April

Call for papers

DrupalCamp would love to get your proposals for sessions to be delivered in Drupal Camp Pune. You may select any topic from the poolof development, design or anything interesting that you would like to share. Last date for submitting your proposal is 27th March, 2014.

Call for papers: http://camp2014.punedrupalgroup.com/session/add

Call for Sponsors

Not only does a platform like Drupal Camp make the community stronger, but it also contributes to grow economic ecosystem. By Sponsoring Drupal camp you show your commitment to Drupal and the community at large.

Become a sponsor: http://camp2014.punedrupalgroup.com/sponsor-camp

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://camp2014.punedrupalgroup.com/user/register

Event website: http://camp2014.punedrupalgroup.com/

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(Paid) Pune Ruby Users Group Meetup: One day offsite at Lonavala

  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Location: Velvet country resort Lonawala, Vikas Valley, S. V. Road, Near P.W.D. Resort House, Khandala

Talks

  • 10am – 12.30pm: Hackathon on Brails http://brails.org
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm: Hackaton on Brails.
  • 4pm onwards: party time & networking. maybe go for a swim, play cricket etc.

About Pune Ruby Users Group

Pune Ruby Users Group is a Meetup Group for all developers interested in Ruby (not necessarily Rails). For more information see the meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/PuneRailsMeetup/

Fees and Registration

Expenses : Rs. 800 per person excluding travel charges. Please pay the organisers when you arrive there.

This event is open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/PuneRailsMeetup/events/173779012/

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SEAP Book Club: New Age Leadership – by @MaheshBaxi

  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 10:00am – 11:30am
  • Location: Hall 5, A Wing, MCCIA, ICC Towers, SB Road

Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP) has a Book Club that meets on the first Saturday of most months, where one of the senior executives from the Software Industry in Pune gives a presentation based on a popular book.

This month, Mahesh Baxi, (CEO and Founder of PurpleGear Software, previously, MD of Thoughtworks India), will talk about his own book “New Age Leadership”.

About SEAP – Software Exporters Association of Pune

The Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP) is an organization that consists of large to small software export companies in Pune. SEAP acts as a single body representative for the software companies and puts forth its proposals and demands for larger IT related issues with the concerned authorities. SEAP also provides an umbrella under which various technical and marketing issues can also be discussed along with a learning opportunity provided within the member companies. SEAP promotes itself and its activities to the outside world (both within and outside the country) in order to boost the software business from within the Pune region. SEAP publishes and distributes material necessary for the promotion of its existence and objectives. Finally SEAP also endeavors to increase employee interaction within the member companies by organizing various sports events, cultural and extra curricular activities whereby a healthy competition between the various companies can be maintained.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Register by sending a mail to rsvp@softexpune.org.

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Docker Pune Meetup: Intro to Docker; Docker Remove Client API

  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 10:30am – 12:45pm
  • Location: Red Hat Software Services (RHSS), Level-1 Tower-10, Cyber City, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar
  1. Introduction to Docker – by Navid Shaikh (@SwordPhilic)
    • This session is aimed for folks joining meetup for first time or new to Docker.
    • This session will cover, introduction, hands on CLI for Docker,Docker Index, working with Docker Index, building an image from Dockerfile.
  2. Docker Remote API Client Libraries (python) – by Navid Shaikh

About Docker Pune Meetup Group

Meet developers and ops engineers using Docker in Pune. Docker is an open-source engine for building and deploying cloud applications as standalone containers which can run on any server – from the VM on your laptop to the largest EC2 compute instance, and everything in between. Docker is a great building block for deploying web apps, database services, service-oriented architectures, and so on. Learn more about Docker at http://www.docker.io

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/Docker-Pune/events/173706202/

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WordPress User Group Pune Meetup

  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: Cafe Coffee Day, Ground Floor, Gold Big Cinemas, Kalyani Nagar

Let’s discuss our love for WordPress and how we can contribute back to community

About the Pune WordPress User Group

This group is for anyone interested in discussing WordPress, be it users, developers, bloggers or beginners. We intend to meet every month, one of the item in every meetup would be to decide the agenda for next meet up .

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/Pune-WordPress-User-Group/events/167954292/

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