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Tech Events this Week: Open Source, Joomla, Tech for Social Causes, Bio/HealthTech, Azure, PHP

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.

Scaale Event: Resource management for Business Efficiency for Indo-US Businesses

  • Date: Thu, 31 Jul 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Auditorium, Cluster-C, Eon Free Zone, MIDC Kharadi

To sustain in today’s competitive global market, having a presence in the world’s best markets is imperative. A combination of the world’s best markets as well as those that are cost-effective helps in bringing in the required competitive advantage.

Both India and the United States of America have always been the centre of attraction for global investment. While India is well known as the best source for skilled human resource at the best cost, US is always a preferred market, especially the Mecca of IT, San Francisco – CA, by IT companies worldwide

While many growth stage companies are looking forward to explore both the destinations for growth and sales, there are many unanswered questions they have like, how to get started, what are the legalities, associated costs, etc.

The objective of this event is to answer this queries through insights on Indo – US relations, real life experiences of some senior entrepreneurs / industry veterans and the support system available through Scaale Group.

The event is being organized by Scaale Group, a venture resource group, headquartered in San Francisco, dedicated to implement solutions for startups, SMB’s & Corporations through innovation, sales, capital and talent in association with
Indo American Chamber of Commerce, a non-government, industry led and managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process and serves as a much needed link between the business communities of India and the United States of America and UBER, a global transport network company based in San Francisco.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open to anybody, but only via registration and prior confirmation. Please register here: http://scaale.com/group/events#contact

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FOSSsumMIT: 2-day Free/Open Source Software conference at MIT Pune

  • Date: 1- 2 Aug
  • Location: MIT Pune

FOSSsumMIT is a 2-day conference on Free/Open Source Software, organized by the Dept. of Computer Engineering, at MIT College, in association with PLUG (Pune Linux Users Group), happening on 1 & 2 August, 2014.

The conference has introductory talks and workshops for students on various topics, and is free for anyone to attend. Day 1 has 5 tracks – Python, Scientific Computing, Linux, Linux Overview, and Big Data. Day 2 has 4 tracks – Python, Scientific Computing, Linux, and Cloud Computing.

See Day 1 Schedule and Day 2 Schedule for details.

Fees and Registration

Register here: http://fosssummit.in/register – it’s free. And you get a certificate.

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My Story @TiEPune: Bikram Dasgupta, Founder & Executive Chairman, Globsyn Group

  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, SB Road

TiE Pune presents a “My Story” session with Bikram Dasgupta, Founder & Executive Chairman, Globsyn Group

Career History of Mr Dasgupta:

  • Alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA and IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Dell Deal : Single handed win of the single largest (US $50 million) export contract from Dell Computer, USA
  • Conceptualised Globsyn group of companies
  • Pioneered the first IT Park in India in form of Infinity in, formed the roadmap for IT Parks in India
  • Software Finishing School : Pioneered the concept of Knowledge Finishing Schools in India (high aptitude engineering students are exposed to the relevant software engineering & management skills – SFS has trained over 15000 students, across 21 states in India)
  • Setup India’s first Corporate B-Schools in India (Crisil A** rated & AICTE approved)
  • Setup India’s first integrated BPO Training institute
  • In the form of Globsyn crystals, created “Work Habitat”, bringing Life and Work Together

Industry Connects :

  • President, TiE Kolkata, Member – Executive Council, Indian Chamber of Commerce; Member, Eastern Region Council, NASSCOM;
  • Confederation of Indian Industry : Member of Executive Committee – Easter Region; Member of National Skills Council; Member of National Commitee, Integrity & Transparency in Governance

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

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://tiepune1staugust.eventbrite.com/

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Pune Joomla User Group Meeting

  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 6:30am – 8:30am
  • Location: Tekdi Office, #6, Silver Fern Building, Karve Road, Opposite Kothrud Bus Stand & Above Canara Bank

Hey all ! Its been a while since we had a Joomla meetup in Pune. So make sure you don’t miss this one ! From Beginners to advanced users, we have topics to interest all. Plus a chance to socialize & meet Joomlians like yourself !


  • 6 30 to 7 00 : Open Networking
  • 7 00 to 8 00 : Tech Sessions
  • 8 00 to 8 30 : Discussions

Session Topics ( 30 mins each)

  1. Joomla 3 (Site Builders) – Are you Building it right ?
  2. 10 mistakes to avoid when writing Joomla code (Developers)

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/Joomla-User-Group-Pune/events/194988962/

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Global Shapers (GSC) Pune: Tech 4 Dev

  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Location: Courtyard Marriott, Near Pune Station

A half-day session organized by Global Shapers Community- Pune Hub (an initiative of World Economic Forum) on the theme of “Tech 4 Dev” – How technology is playing an important role in revolutionising the development sector.

The program will be attended by I.T professionals from Amdocs, KPIT, Convertex amongst others companies, NGOs in the city, Youth activists, Students and other like minded individuals. It will be a platform for a wide range of stakeholders to interact and explore possible avenues of engagement.

This 3-hour convention will brainstorm on:

  • Technology in Governments
  • Technology in Politics
  • Technology in Education
  • Technology in Non-Profits

About Global Shapers Community Pune

The Global Shapers Community (GSC), is a World Economic Forum (WEF) initiative that comprises a network of hubs founded and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

The Mission and Vision for the Pune Hub and these are:

  • Mission: ‘To make Pune the world’s most inclusive and caring city’
  • Vision: ‘Leverage the World Economic Forum and Global Shapers Platform, to successfully execute projects that will directly impact every citizen of Pune and will improve Gross Happiness Index (GNH) of Pune > 20% by Dec 2018’.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Prior registration is required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T9wRe5aG0ycXnchnmnp1yiGvSL27wyf5XGSJhJyRAIc/viewform

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Venture Center Event: Planning and Funding BioTech, HealthTech and other Bio-Enterprises

  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 10:00am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Library, Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

Venture Center presents an event on Planning and Funding Bio-Enterprises with emphasis on Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIRAC)

The primary aim of this event is to in crease awareness around an important grant funding opportunity in the biotechnology and healthcare space, viz. the DBT-BIRAC Biotech Ignition Grant (BIG) scheme. The focus of this event is to provide background information on this grant, the application through funding process-flow, guidance on writing winning proposals, and an opportunity to interact with BIG grantees and learn from their experience.

DBT-BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) scheme

  • BIG provides for high level of discovery and innovation in the Biotechnology sector to establish and validate proof of concept, and enable creation of spin-offs. BIG is a very attractive funding scheme for budding bio-entrepreneurs. It is offered as a grant to carry proof of concept and proof of concept validation activities. This is a great opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to begin building a start-up.

Broad domains allowed for BIG:
– Health care & medical biotech: Therapeutics, Biologicals, Vaccines & preventives, Diagnostics, Biomedical devices, Tissue engineering, Oncology etc
– Agriculture, food security, secondary agriculture and allied: Agro and plant biotech, Animal biotech, Marine biotech, medicinal and aromatic plants, Seri biotech, Biocontrol/biofertilizers, Food and nutrition, etc
– Industrial product and processes
– Green technology & industrial biotechnology: Biochemical engineering, Biomass value addition to fuels/ chemicals/ materials
– Others: Bio-IT interface, bioinformatics, Analytical methods and new techniques, etc
– Others falling in to DBT mandate

Participants would also get to learn about how to plan a scientific start-up.

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, but prior registration is necessary. Please register here: http://vcevents.pandaform.com/pub/xzyhwf/new

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 event: (Microsoft Technologies) Transforming the Data Center

  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Location: Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Ground Floor, Wing A, ICC Trade Center, SB Road

In the face of an exploding need for technology that supports the business, we need to transform the datacenter to increase agility and make it easier to deliver resources faster. Today, every area of the business, from marketing to sales to human resources, depends on technology. As a result, the need for IT resources is growing steadily. The move to cloud computing reflects the trend: as business requirements grow, a flexible option for keeping up with that growth is by accessing cloud capacity.

We are all seeing trends that reflect the growth of cloud—the question is: how can IT build a cloud strategy that makes sense? And just as important, how can IT continue to take advantage of the strengths of today’s datacenter while evolving to a new hybrid cloud model? One critical step is upgrading older resources. Now is especially timely for an upgrade as July 14, 2015 marks the end of support date for Windows Server 2003. This provides a wonderful opportunity for you to modernize your infrastructure.

Please join us and learn how latest Microsoft technologies provide great options for reducing cost and complexity, as well as simplifying management. As we mark one year until Windows Server 2003 end of support, we want customers to feel confident that they have a great
path forward. During this event, you’ll learn many features of Cloud and Datacenter management including:

  • Computing with Cloud OS
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Still with Windows Server 2003? Migrate it!
  • Virtualization and Cloud Backup
  • System Center in Datacenter Management

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

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032592405

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PHP Reboot Meetup: Web Security in PHP

  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: GraciousSoft Office, First Floor, Above Jijamata Sahkari Bank, Karve Nagar Bus Stop

Speaker: Kapil Sharma, Technical Architect at Eastern Enterprise with 10 years experience in Web Development.

Web securities in PHP.

Most important factors for a web application are:

  • Performance
  • Maintainability
  • Scalability
  • Reliability and
  • Security

Among developers, Security is one of the most ignored topics. In this session, we will discuss some of the common security threats for a web application and how we can fix them.

Web Security is technology/language independent topic and most of the session will not use any specific programming language. Thus any web developer is most invited to attend the event. However please note, towards the end, we will use simple PHP examples to demonstrate how can we practically take care of security issues.

About PHP Reboot

Today, web development is completely different from what it was two decades ago. PHP matured and developed many new features during this time. However one of the biggest problem with any old language like PHP is, developers have access to lot of old training material/book and learn things which were good in past but not in present.

Major and only goal of PHP reboot is to share and learn, latest and best offering from PHP. This is continuous learning curve and we are here to do it continuously.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/PHPReboot/events/187702032/

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Joomla!Day India 2011 – Joomla conference in Pune on 12th March

Joomla!Day India 2011 is a large conference targeting developers, designers, administrators and users, Business owners & technologists as well as end users of the Joomla! Content Management System. For those who don’t know what Joomla! is, it is a software program that allows easy creation of very flexible, very customizable websites which can be administered and modified by non-technical end users. It is written in the PHP programming language.

Joomla!Day India is an annual conference and delegates will come from a range of public and private sectors, both national and international, in various markets, actively seeking information about Joomla! and other areas of web-based technology.

The list of speakers for this conference is rather impressive, and click here for the detailed schedule

Joomla!Day happens this weekend, 12th and 13th March, at Bajaj Gallery at 5th Floor of the ICC Trade Towers, SB Road. This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here

Attend PHPCamp, 9th Jan: Because learning from humans is much better than Google

You might have noticed that PHP is taking over the world, unless you live in a cave, or work for a large company.

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A lot of the world’s biggest websites are built using PHP – Facebook, Wikipedia, Digg, Flickr. And try to do anything interesting on the web today, and you’ll almost be forced to do at least part of it in PHP. For example, it is very likely that you’ll need to write a facebook application for whatever you are doing – and guess what language is best for that? Yes, PHP.

If you’re someone who’re only mainly familiar .NET or Java, now would be a good time to move out of the age of dinosaurs and come into modern times, and find out more about PHP. And what better forum to do that than PHPCamp, the biggest PHP conference in India (actually, the biggest (un)conference in India). Last year, Pune had the first PHPCamp. 1200+ people registered for it, and over 700 showed up.

It’s time for part 2. It’s time to see if we can put up a better show. PHPCamp 2 is happening this Saturday, 9th January, from 9am to 6pm, at SCDL (Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning), Model Colony. Please note: that road has three different Symbiosis Institutes, SCDL, SICSR, SIFL. People always get confused, go to the wrong one, and confuse the security folks by asking them about PHP (they probably think it’s a new drug that kids are abusing these days). Be smart, and land up at the right one at first try. (Note: unfortunately, another big event the IIT-Bombay Alumni Association, Pune Chapter’s Innovations 2010 conference is also happening on same day, so Pune techies will be forced to choose between the two.)

So why go to PHPCamp? Because whether you like it or not, whether you’ve planned it or not, there’s PHP in your future. And the best way to find out more about something is by interacting with people who are passionate about it. And that, you’ll find in abundance at PHPCamp. People who love PHP. For example, people like Amit Kumar who created PHPCamp.net, a news site about PHP written using PHP.

If you are already into PHP, then PHPCamp is your way to find out the latest buzz in PHP. What’s new with CodeIgniter (the framework that allows you to create websites very quickly using PHP)? Would you like to meet a Joomla Expert, someone who’se website shows up as the second hit on a google search for ‘Joomla Expert’? He’s a Punekar and will be there. How about someone who has created 50 drupal websites in the past year or so, including one in Chinese? He‘ll be there too. Have you heard of modx, the new, very fast, content management system written in PHP? No? Well, then you should certainly attend PHPCamp.

If you’re a student, especially a 2nd or 3rd year student of computer science, events like this are the best place to find interesting people in industry who are actually interested in working with bright and motivated students. In 4th year, when you’re desperate for projects, or jobs, it will be too late. Instead start attending events like PHPCamp, and you’ll form relationships that will be very useful for you later. Attend the talks, and if you liked the topic or the speaker, walk up to him/her and tell them that you are a student and would like to do a project with them. It does NOT matter that you know nothing right now. Low knowledge and high enthusiasm is any day better than the vice versa. It does not matter that you are just in 2nd or 3rd year. It does not matter what college you’re from, or what degree you’re pursuing. And no, contrary to widespread beliefs, industry people do not bite or eat students. So you don’t need to be afraid of talking to them. What’s the worst that can happen?

Did I mention that it is free? That’s right, anyone can register, and attend without having to pay anything. Just show up. Tell them, PuneTech sent you…

Joomla Training by JUG Pune – 9th May

joomla-logoWhat: Joomla Training for beginners by Joomla User Group Pune
When: Saturday, 9th May. 11am to 1pm
Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Atur Centre, Model Colony. Map.
Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. You need to register here. The registration currently appears to be full, but if you are enterprising enough, I’m sure you can get registered even now


If you don’t know about the Joomla User Group Pune (JUG Pune), you’ve not been paying attention. They recently organized the very successful Joomla! Day India.

Now, for those who were always interested in Joomla! but were afraid to ask, JUGPune has organized a short training course introducing beginners to Joomla! The training will cover:

  1. Introduction to a CMS
  2. Key advantages of Joomla
  3. Creating pages and menus in Joomla
  4. Introduction to modules, plugins and components

Unfortunately, the registration page indicates that the registrations are full currently. But don’t let a little thing like a housefull stop you. I’m sure that if you are really interested, and if you pain the organizers enough, they’ll increase the registrations to allow you to register. The place to whine is the JUGPune mailing list, or even on twitter.

And as usual, keep an eye on the PuneTech calendar, because you don’t want to miss all the interesting tech events that happen in pune every week.

You can still go for Joomla! Day (free) – India’s biggest Joomla conference – 25 April

Joomla logo
Joomla logo

Joomla! Day India, will be big. Toby Patterson, a member of the Joomla! Core team development workgroup member (Update: Sorry about misidentifying Toby – Live tweets from the event indicate that his keynote was great), will be giving the keynote speech. Members of the Joomla! bug squad will be there. And they are coming in from outside the country, so if you miss them this time, you are not going to get a chance to interact with them in the next run-of-the-mill barcamp that happens in Pune, or even Bombay/Bangalore. So what’s your excuse for not going? Earlier, due to the costs of having external visitors for this event, the price of entry was Rs. 1000. But thanks to the organizers finding appropriate sponsors, everything, including the prizes worth $1600, the T-shirts, the lunch/snacks and other goodies are FREE! (Update: The T-shirts, snacks and other goodies are NOT FREE. They had to be removed to make the event free. Sorry about the misinformation.)

Register here.

It is tomorrow, Saturday, 25th April, from 9am to 6pm at I2IT campus, Hinjewadi. These are the sessions planned:

Keynote By Toby Patterson
Session 1: Hello Joomla!  – Joomla in 45 mins
Case Study 1
Session 2: Still on Joomla 1.0? Migration from 1.0 to 1.5
Session 3: Joomla & Cloud ComputingAmazon S3
Session 4: Request to Response
Open Sessions
Case Study 2

For other tech events happening in Pune this weekend, check out the PuneTech calendar.

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An Introduction to Joomla! CMS

If you’ve been following the tech scene in Pune, you’d be aware of the tremendous success of PHPCamp Pune with over a 1000 registrants. One thing that quickly became clear during PHPCamp is the interest in having special interest groups for more specialized areas within PHP hacking – specifically Open Social, Drupal and Joomla!. To help you stay in touch, we asked Amit Kumar Singh, one of the primary movers behind PHPCamp, and behind the Joomla Users Group, India to give our readers an overview of Joomla! – what it is, and why is it so popular. This article is intentionally low-tech at our request – to give people just an quick overview of Joomla! If you want more details, especially technical deep dives, head over to Amit’s blog where he often has articles about Joomla!

Have you ever wondered how you can quickly build a website for yourself or your organization? If yes, then read on to find how you can do so.

What is Joomla!

Joomla! is a open source, content management system( CMS), written in PHP, licensed under GPL and managed by OSM Foundation .

Joomla is the English spelling of the Swahili word jumla meaning “all together” or “as a whole”.  You can read more about history of Joomla at wikipedia.

Well, in one word, secret to build websites quickly and easily is Joomla!. It takes the pain out of building and maintaining websites. It is designed and build to make managing websites easier for a layman.

Where to use

It can be used to build

  • Personal Websites
  • Company’s Website
  • Small Business Websites
  • NGO Websites
  • Online magazines and publications websites
  • School and colleges Websites

This is basically list of things that can be done with Joomla out of box.  Some of the core features of Joomla are

  • Article management
  • User registration and contacts
  • Themes
  • Search
  • Polling
  • Language support
  • Messaging
  • News Feeds and advertisement

If you need more, then you can easily extend Joomla to do lot more things and even use the framework to build some powerful applications. For example if you want to add additional fields to user registration form you can use community builder, if you want to put e-commerce shopping cart you can use vituemart, if you want to add forum you can use fireboard.

You can also see how others are using Joomla at Joomla sites showcase forum.

How to Extend

For me the best part of using Joomla is that it is very easy to customize and enhance. You can find extensions for your needs by simply looking in JED, just in case your need is really very unique then you can extend Joomla to suit your specific needs by writing simple components and modules.

If you get stuck while building something you can always find help from very active and helpful community members either at main Joomla Forum site or at Joomla User Group Pune.

About the Author – Amit Kumar Singh

Amit works as Technical Architect at Pune It Labs Pvt Ltd. He considers himself as a jack-of-all-trades related to technology, and trying to master PHP. Along with others he has started Joomla! Users Group Pune and is am part of un/organisers for PHPcamp, barcamp pune, opensocial developer garge, Joomladay. He has also created opensource plugins for Joomla, wordpress, jquery.

Help plan a JoomlaCamp or OpenSocialCamp in Pune

After the amazing success of PHPCamp in Pune last week, and also noticing the amount of attention received by OpenSocial on the one hand, and PHP based CMSs (like Drupal, Joomla) on the other, some of the organizers of PHPCamp, and others, are thinking of having more specific barcamps in Pune on those two topics. The kickoff meeting to plan and organize those events is happening this Saturday, at the Level 9 Cafe, at ICC towers on S.B. Road. 

If you want motivation on why you should get involved in organizing events like this, check out Amit’s post on the 10 things he got out of organizing PHPCamp. Even if you miss the meeting, you can join late and follow the discussion over at the PHPCamp mailing list the OpenSocial Developer Garage mailing list.

Rohan Dighe, one of the primary organizers of this meeting, left the following comment, which gives much more detail on what this meeting is about. I am reproducing the comment here:


After PHPCamp, a few of us have been planning on an event specifically focused on Content Management Systems (CMS Camp) and also an event focused on Opensocial (building apps for orkut/myspace/hi5, etc).

Below are the details of ODG:-

The Opensocial Event is named “Opensocial Developer Garage”

We at Social Web Factory have been planning long to host an event like this specifically focused on social web apps and current web2.0 trends and looks like our dreams are coming true.

So, Opensocial Developer Garage’08 – Pune has a tentative date of (20th December’08, it’s a saturday!)

Now, the idea of the event is to unite all the social web apps developers from all over the country and just share/code/have fun and maybe inspire a few wannabee..

The idea is not to duplicate PHPCamp (get 750+ people) but to focus on the genuine/interested crowd, opensocial enthusiasts or app developers. I really have no estimate now of how many people would come or how everything would fall in place but i just have a feeling that this can be done.

The event is a free event but is an invitation only event, we will call for speakers as well as delegates as soon as our website is up.

My plan is to invite people from Google/MySpace/BigAdda/20 other social networking website owners and their developers. We really need people to have the “WoW!!” feeling when they are at the event.

Venue/Sponsors are yet to be decided. I am preparing an email which we will send to multiple groups including expert opensocial developers across the country and big SNS groups.

I guess that all i have for now:
The kickoff meeting to plan and organize those events is happening this
Saturday (tomorow) , at the Level 9 Cafe, at ICC towers on S.B. Road.

Agenda for the meet would be
1) To finalize goals for both the camps
2) un-conference/ conference
3) Budgets
4) Organizers/ Volunteers
5) Strategy/Game Plan
6) Resource Allocations
7) Venue.

I am setting up the website DeveloperGarage.in and should be up soon.

Google Groups have been setup.

All the discussions regarding Opensocial Developer Garage will happen here.

Join Up.


Group email: developergarage@googlegroups.com

OpenSocial Developer Garage now has a profile on the PuneTech wiki.