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

Do you forget about an interesting tech event in Pune, and then regret the fact that you did not attend it? PuneTech is pleased to announce the Free PuneTech Event Reminder SMS service that will send you reminders about tech events in Pune one day before. Basically, this is a Google SMS channel, where we post the basic information about events: title, date, venue. In most cases, this will be posted twice – once when the event is announced (or when we find out about it) and once one day before the event. In case of events with submission/registration/nomination deadlines, we’ll also post a reminder a day before the deadline. Every reminder will be contained in a single SMS. For details, you’ll be expected to use a web browser to check out the PuneTech calendar (or ideally, you’ll already know all the details of the event because you are already subscribed to the PuneTech daily email updates (which is also free)).

This service is totally free. To subscribe, SMS “REGISTER” to +91 9870807070 to register with Google SMS channels, and when you receive confirmation, reply to that message with “ON PUNETECH”. Remember the second part – your PuneTech reminders will not start until you’ve sent the “ON PUNETECH” message. You cna also subscribe via a web browser by going to the PuneTech SMS Channel page, sign in to your google account (i.e. if you use GMail, enter your GMail username and password, if you don’t have a google account, create one), and then follow the instructions there. For more details about the Google SMS service, see their homepage and FAQs.

And to launch this service we have arranged a number of exciting tech events in Pune this weekend. (Actually no, we did not arrange them (except for part of the POCC meeting), but everything is fair in love, war and the internet, right?)

2 day conference on Technical Writing

Full day on Friday and Saturday at Le Meridien.

The Society for Technical Communication, India, conference is the largest gathering of technical communicators in the country. On December 12 and 13, 2008, the thriving city of Pune (Maharashtra) will play host to the technical communication fraternity from across the country, and even the world.

During the two-day conference and the one-day preconference workshops, distinguished speakers from a cross-section of the high-technology industry’s blue-chip companies will address the audience on a variety of topics. Sessions at this year’s conference range from effective documentation project management to an unconference-like, well, unconference!

Full details including venue and agenda are here.

PMI Pune Seminar: “Business Analysis and IT Strategy” and “Portfolio Management in SMBs during recession”

10am to 12:30 am at Cummins Auditorium, on Saturday.

There will be two talks. One on Business Analysis and IT Strategy by Prof. Pradeep Pendse, and the other on the Role of PMO in Portfolio Management within SMB enterprises in a Recession Driven Economy by P. Seenivasan, PMP, CSQA.

See here for details of the venue, abstracts of the talk, speaker profiles and other details. Free for anyone to attend.

POCC Meeting: SEO; web scalability; Sun Startup Essentials Programme

Dimakh Sahasrabuddhe will have an overview of Search Engine Optimization. Then representatives from Sun will talk about how to build scalable websites, and finally they will give information about the Sun Startup Essentials program intended to help jumpstart startups. For further details, see the PuneTech post yesterday about this event.

Update 1: The next event was announced a few hours after this post was written. Hence it was not included in the original version of the post

PUG Community Day: Sharepoint 3.0 and Windows Mobile

Pune (Microsoft Technologies) User Group Community Day featuring presentations on SharePoint Services 3.0 and Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator. On 13th December, 4pm onwards, at SEED InfoTech, Erandwana. For details of venue, speakers, and abstracts of the presentations, see the full PuneTech post.

Update 2: The next event was announced on Thursday, and hence included late.

Pune GNU/Linux Users Group Monthly Meeting

The PLUG monthly meeting, where Linux enthusiasts get together to discuss Linux enthusiastically. Normally happens on first Saturday of every month, but postponed to the second Saturday (13th December) this month because of the CMDA IT Expo in Pune last week. Time is always 4pm to 6pm, and place is always SICSR, 7th floor. (Yes, it is in the same place as the POCC meeting, but they are in different rooms.)

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