Archive for March, 2009

mentioned below the Serena event venue address


Hall Name: Spring Hall

Hotel Royal Orchid

No.1, Golf Avenue

Adjacent to KGA Golf Course

Airport Road

Bangalore – 560008

Near Diamond District









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DevCamp Bangalore 2
Saturday April 11, 2009

ThoughtWorks India Pvt. Ltd.

2nd Floor, Tower C, Diamond District Corporate Block, Airport Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560008 Get Directions

DevCamp is an un-conference by the hackers*, for the hackers and of the hackers.

It’s a species of BarCamp where anything a lover of computers and
technology would consider important or entertaining goes.

The first DevCamp ( http://www.devcamp.in/wiki/DevCamp_Bangalore_1 ) happened a little over a year ago and was a lot of fun; we’re hoping to keep that trend going with DCB2.

If you’re planning to do a session at DCB2, do keep in mind the fact that everyone at DevCamp is a hacker, a pro. Please assume a high level of exposure and knowledge on the part of your audience and tailor your sessions to suit. Avoid ‘Hello World’ and how-to sessions which can be trivially found on the net. First hand war stories, in-depth analyses of topics and live demos are best.

Do forward this to any of your friends, colleagues or classmates who might be interested.

* Hacker as in http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/hacker.html

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Sunday April 5, 2009 from 10:00am – 12:30pm

The Ants Cafe

# 2023/B, 14th A Main, 1st Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560038 Get Directions

Dear Friends,

Hoping all of you had a nice time during Ugadi, and enjoyed the long weekend.

As most of you know, we just finished the meet today on “VC/Entrepreneur: Two sides of a coin”. The number of new faces in this meet was overwhelming, and undoubtedly encouraging. It’s always nice to meet enthusiasts from different walks of life working on his/her big idea. The phenomenal turn-out in the theme/interactive meet prompted us to put together another meet to network, and to get to know each other better. The last three OCC meets have been theme meets – “Play safe with Real Estate Laws”, “Discoverability, Distribution and Monetization of Online Videos” and “VC/Entrepreneur:Two sides of a coin”; and the time is right for a generic meet. So, here I’m, announcing the next OCC Bangalore meet on 5th April.

Yup, we are meeting next week. The reasons –
– As I mentioned, we saw many new faces today. Here’s a chance for those introductions and to know the OCC fraternity well
– We’ve not talked about ourselves for a while
– It’s New Year for many the following week – rescheduling for some breathing space in between
– We have a great new venue which we would like to explore!

Date: 5th Apr 09

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Type of Meet: Generic Meet / Open discussion

– We talk about ourselves and our progress on our ideas/ventures
– Introduction of new faces and sharing of their ideas/ventures
– Exploring help/collaboration on any challenges that you have been facing

Venue: The Ants Cafe, Location : Indiranagar, Address: No 2023/B, Near New Horizon School, Abv Ants Store, 14 A Mn, Off 100 feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008

Phone : 080-41521742

Cover Charge: INR 50 (to be adjusted against beverages and/or snacks that you may like to order).

The Ants Café has worked out delicious combo menu just for OCC guests at Rs.75. So, you can grab your breakfast as well during the meet – this place is famous for its breakfast.

Directions: Get on to 14th Main from 100ft Road, Indiranagar. 14th Main in the lane between New Horizon School and the Limelite Salon. The Café is on the first right as soon as you enter the 14th Main from 100ft Road. The Café is on top of the Ants – the store.
It’s a good idea to park your car on the 100 ft road – there is parking space near new Horizon School.

Any confusion, call Kakoli at 9902005823.

Action Item: Please do mark your confirmations on this event

Please feel free to contact me on email/phone (+91 990 200 5823) for directions/any other information. Looking forward to seeing you at the meet and getting to know more about you.

– Kakoli

OCC B’lore Blog: http://bangaloreocc.blogspot.com
OCC B’lore Twitter: http://twitter.com/occbangalore

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I am writing to confirm that CloudCamp will be held at NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road on the 29th of March (Sunday) from 10.30 am till 6 pm.

Registrations will start at 9 am. Please arrive at the venue no later than 10 am since we will give out unfilled seats to people on the waiting list from 10 am. There is no registration fee for the event, and we will appreciate if you let us know (write to Kallol Borah at kborah@acm.org) just in case you do not intend to attend which will help us fill seats with people on the wait list.


Now, the schedule for Cloud Camp is given below. There is a series of short 5 min talks right in the first session (called ‘Lightning talks’, see what they are here http://perl.plover.com/lightning-talks.html) that you can use to speak about how and why you are using Clouds or intend to do so. There is also one and half hours of unfilled session slots in the main audi from 3.30 till 5 pm where you can come and talk. You can fill these spots at the venue itself.


   Main Audi

   10.30 – 11.15    * Introduction to Cloud Computing (Dave Neilsen) &
   lightning talks
   11.15 – 11.45    * An Overview of Cloud computing platforms – Milind
   Hanchinmani, Intel
   11.45 – 12.15    * Cloud use Case Studies (Search by SnappyFingers, Ad processing by Rediff, Multi-player gaming by Arjun Gupte)
   12.15 – 12.45    * unPanel (moderator : Dave Nielsen)
   12.45 – 1.00     * Intro to unSessions

   1.00 – 2.00 Lunch

   2.00 – 3.30 * Cloud Technology – Dave Neilsen, Vinayak Hegde & Prem Sankar
   3.30 – 5.00 **3 additional slots for un-sessions (can be filled during meet up)

   5.00 – 6.00 * Panel discussion on cloud computing and interactive
   Q&A with audience – chaired by Dr Srinivas Padmanabhuni, ACM Bangalore
   Chair/SET Labs, Infosys (Summarise and another round of answering questions)
   Unsessions – Breakout rooms

   Group 1 – Room CPP1

   2.00 – 2.45     * Lessons from building a search Engine using AWS –
   Chirayu Patel (Snappy Fingers)
   2.45 – 3.30     * How to build a massively multiplayer online
   role-playing game (MMORPG) using Clouds – Arjun Gupte
   3.30 – 4.15     * 8KMiles: Leveraging the cloud to enable
   “Software-development-as-a-Service” – Paddy (8K Miles)
   4.15 – 5.00     * Design and run your business application within
   minutes using WOLF Platform-as-a-Service – Sunny Ghosh, Director –
   WOLF Frameworks India

   Group 2 – Room CPP 2

   2.00 – 2.45    * Bridging Internal and External Clouds – Ravi Gururaj,
   Founder & CTO, VMLogix, Inc.
   2.45 – 3.30    * Image Search using the Hadoop platform – Yahoo
   3.30 – 4.15    * Using AWS to build an Ad processing system – Sumit VP
   Engg, Rediff.
   4.15 – 5.00    * Cloud Storage – Raja Vonna, Sanovi

   Group 3 -Room CPP 3

   2.00 – 2.45    * Requirements Evolution for Cloud Applications – Sanjay Chitnis
   2.45 – 3.30    * Testing in the Cloud – Sai Venkat
   3.30 – 4.15    * Performance testing of applications on the Cloud –
   Aparna Shindhe, Aztecsoft
   4.15 – 5.00    * Monetization and ROI calculation for Cloud based
   applications – Karthik Iyengar


   Group 4 – Room CPP 4
   2.00 – 2.45    * Building Data centers for the Cloud – Mrittika Ganguli, Intel
   2.45 – 3.30    * Citrix Cloud Center – Maharajan Arunachalam (Citrix)
   3.30 – 4.15    * Casestudy of building a mashup on EC2 (seminar +
   demo) – Sumeet Pareek
   4.15 – 5.00    * Wipro Cloud Computing Capabilities/Demo –    Salesforce.com – Shrikant Sarda, Vijayeswar Malladi

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Don’t miss the Jaago Re! One Billion Votes Shut Up and Vote Tour, a rock show by pioneering Indian band Thermal And A Quarter and other opening acts like Parachute XVI. After spectacular performances at Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai TAAQ will rock Bangalore on March 28 from 7 p.m. at St. Joseph ‘s College of Commerce. FREE Entry.

So be there to witness the difference and to Be the Difference.

Watch the Shut up and Vote music video.

Forward this to your friends and bring them all to Empower Change Vote-by-Vote.


Vandana Krishnan
Jaago Re! One Billion Votes campaign

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Ioke is a new language, an experiment to see how expressive a language can be. It’s a language for the JVM influenced by Io, Self, Smalltalk, Lisp and Ruby. It supports a prototype based object oriented system, is homoiconic, supports high level methods and macros and makes it easy to build DSLs and new abstractions from scratch. The presentation will first talk about the motivations for a new language, then talk about some of the more interesting features of Ioke, including the object system, the macro system and java integration features.

About The Speaker: Ola Bini is a core JRuby developer and is the author of the book ‘Practical JRuby on Rails’. His technical experience ranges from Java, Ruby and LISP to several open source projects. He likes implementing languages, writing regular expression engines, YAML parsers and other similar things that exist at the border of computer science. Check out Ola’s blog.



Venue : ThoughtWorks Bangalore


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From my PM Srini’s blog(http://gsvasan.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!8D9C7C55C26F4B9C!259.entry?sa=782196294)

Urban Explorers, a summer workshop

Environment Support Group will present Urban Explorers, a summer workshop for children aged between 11 and 15. The five-day action packed camp(non-residential) from April 13 to April 17 will help you explore Namma Bengaluru.

Understand your city: Learn from outdoor sessions

Learn about how old is my city? How big is my city? How many are we in the city? How do we move in the city and what are its impacts? From where does my city get its water and what happens to the water I flush? How green is my city? How much waste does my city generate and where does it go? What is climate change and how will it affect me?

And most importantly what can I do for my city?


Get a ‘Urban Explorer’ Certificate and become an active explorer in your neighborhood

Contact: Environment Support Group 105, East End ‘B’ Main, Jayanagar 9th Block, Bangalore –560069 Telephone: 26531339/22441977

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