Archive for August, 2008


When: August 31, 2008 11:30 AM

Where: Qwiky’s Coffee Shop,
Vision Theatre,
Double Road,
Near Lalbagh (K.H. Circle),
If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP “No” or “Maybe” as well as “Yes”.)

You can always get in touch with me through the “Contact Organizer” link on Meetup: http://webdesign.meetup.com/526/suggestion/


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Yahoo! Big Thinkers India series: Six Degrees: The Science of A Connected Age

Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 3:00pm

The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore

23 Airport Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560008

Category: Education

We’ve all heard of the small world phenomenon–the idea that each one of us can be connected to everyone else through only “six degrees of separation”. But where did this idea come from? Is it true? And if it is, what implications does it have for the problems of modern society? In this talk, I sketch out the scholarly history of the small world problem (alongside its meteoric rise in popular culture), from its origins in sociology to an explosion of recent work in physics and mathematics. I also discuss (very briefly) the importance of “six degrees” to a range of issues, from individuals searching for jobs and organizations solving complex problems, to the spread of disease epidemics and the cascade-like dynamics of cultural fads. In the modern world, I argue, it is not sufficient simply to recognize that we are all connected; we must understand both the patterns of those connections and they way they drive our individual and collective behavior.


Duncan Watts is principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research, where he directs the Human Social Dynamics group. He is also professor of sociology at Columbia University, and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. His research on social networks and collective dynamics has appeared in a wide range of journals, from Nature, Science, and Physical Review Letters to the American Journal of Sociology. He is also the author of Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (W.W. Norton, 2003) and Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks between Order and Randomness (Princeton University Press, 1999). He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of New South Wales, and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University.

Yahoo! Big Thinkers India Series

After a huge success since its inception in January 2007, we invite you to another series of quarterly lectures this year on science, technology and the internet in India.

The lectures, under the banner of the Yahoo! Big Thinkers India series, bring together academia, scientists, the corporate world and the media.

The speakers are acclaimed experts from the Yahoo! International Team. They bring with them the expertise and global perspective of the constantly changing world of technology, online products & communities and the internet space in general.

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Courtesy: http://www.eventsbangalore.net/2008/08/26/bangalore-photography-club-presents-frames-of-mind-2008/

Is a photograph really about what you see? Or is it about how you see what you see?

At Bangalore Photography Club, we believe that a photograph is about a frame of mind. A perspective.

When a frame not only tells you what to see, but what to hear, smell and feel you know it’s more just a snapshot. It’s a true photograph.

Showcasing work of more than fifty artists across photo categories as well as winning photo documentaries, Bangalore Photography Club is delighted to welcome you its third annual photography exhibition, Frames of Mind 08.

Hope to see you at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan from 29th to 31st August from 10 am to 7 pm. Inaugural ceremony is at 12 pm on 29th August.
Poster      : Click Here
Exhibit  : Frames of Mind 2008
Dates    : 29th – 31st August 2008 (10am – 7pm)
Venue   : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
               Race Course Road,
               Adjacent Chalukya Hotel
               Bangalore-5600 001
               Ph-(080) 22267303/22265746/22267421

For more Details

Web  – www.bangalorephotographyclub.com
E-Mail – info@bangalorephotographyclub.com

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Courtesy: http://raghuonflex.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/coming-soon-adobe-flex-developer-event-in-bangalore-with-a-free-flex-builder-license-for-attendees/


Coming Soon : Adobe Flex Developer Event in Bangalore (with a free Flex Builder license for attendees)


I have been itching to talk about this for a while. We have been planning this for months now and yesterday we finally got the licenses approved for all the attendees who will be attending the event.

The developer event is going to be next month and is going to be a 2 day extravaganza with multiple tracks for Beginner and Intermediate/Expert Flex developers. Stay tuned for more updates…

If you are interested in knowing more, leave your name and email here (I promise I wont spam… )


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Sunday August 31, 2008 from 10:30am – 12:30pm CoreObjects Brigade MLR, #50, Vani Vilas Road, Opp. National College, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, Karnataka 560004 Category: Social Featured Guest: Ashish Sinha the force behind extremely popular & pertinent http://www.pluggd.in – pluGin to Indian Startups and Business. Yes we have been wanting to have him with us for some time and here it finally happens. Ashish will share with us the following: 1. Quickly take us through his entire blogging journey from prelude till date. 2. Few lessons he learnt as a part of the above rich experience (including and not limiting to – what sort of actionable components one should have in site/seeding/building community, some experience from product management, etc). 3. How should startups approach bloggers a. What expectations should one have. b. Is being “Techcrunched” a great thing? Really? May not be 4. Some inputs for those who want to do lot of active blogging / blogging to earn living, make impact, etc. 5. Open house and lots of Q&A.

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Barcamp7 Sep 13 – 14th 2008

Barcamp7 Sep 13 – 14th 2008

Venue: IIM Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road

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Saturday August 23, 2008 at 11:00am

Adobe (Bangalore)

Salarpuria Infinity, 3rd Floor, #5, Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka

Category: Education
We will have Vandana Gunwani with us and she will share her insights into OpenLaszlo.
Vandana has more than 6 years of experience with OpenLaszlo and she works as a Senior Consultant at Laszlo Systems.

Just like last time we will have the presentation in the first half of
the meeting and the and the second half will be dedicated to
discussions .. any topic of your choice.. any problem you may be
having, real life experiences with developing RIAs etc. etc. … last
time we had a very interesting discussion on code architectures,
frameworks and design patterns .. I plan to continue that discussion
since I’ve had new experience with architectural frameworks like Mate

See you all there ..

Mrinal Wadhwa

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