Sunday, February 27, 2005

Sinhgad.netClub launched

The new .net club is launched in the Pune?s one of the reputed campus (Sinhgad campus), Called "Sinhgad .net Club" for the students of the Sinhgad institutes. ( )

The Club online URL is

The launch event is held in the presence of Dr. Patwardhan (Director STE society), Mr. Jignesh Desai and Mr. Dhaval Faria as chief guest from INETA and Mahesh Mitkari (Ineta volunteer and Founder Manager of club) on the 21st Feb, 2005 in the Seminar hall of STES. About 120+ students from TE and BE attended the workshop. During the program Mr. Mahesh Mitkari explains the idea behind forming this club and about INETA, MS and their activities for students.

After the formal inauguration ceremony a full day workshop was arrange by the club for the students. As first part of this workshop we cover following topics

Introduction to .net :- by Mr. Jignesh Desai

Introduction to ASP.NET

and Building web applications using ASP.NET : - by Mr. Jignesh Desai

Introduction Compact framework and

Mobile development in .net : - by Mr. Dhaval Faria

The second part of this workshop is reserved for the Hand-on-labs by Akila Manian [MVP], Sarang Datye [MVP] and Dhaval Faria [MS Community star]. And club is going to arrange it in first week of March which is limited for the first 100 students and we got the response on the day itself 10+ students registered for the workshop.

The MS ARK CDs was distributed to the attendees. The students from SCOE MS. Samreen and MS. Divya, Mr. Amlendu, Mr. Jitendra, take the efforts to form the club and arrange the event successfully.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

DevCon 2005 @ Pune

DevCon 2005 : (Pune)
"DevCon is a developer event organized by the developer community for the developer community " The objective is to enable developers to request for topics which they wish to be educated about and delivery of such content is by developers who are expert speakers. It covers topics which are of interest to developers chosen by developers themselves.

DevCon is a event organized by INETA and Pune User Group Allana Institute. As like last year This year also DevCon was targeted both to professionals and academics with two separate tracks of sessions for students and professionals.

Attendees :

Professionals: 170
Students: 194

The most impotent thing about student track is that the guy at registration told me that 4-5 students came from Gujrat only to attend this Event. and think this is the biggest success of this event.

the first day started of with an inauguration ceremony by Dr.
Khedkar (Director of ALLANA Institute) and then the MVP's and speakers lighted the traditional lamp.

After that first session started on "Office 2003 and .NET 2003" - Raj Chaudhuri.
the second session was on Reflection. after second session the lunch break was there and the launch was provided by ineta.
after lunch Nauzad took NTD and ClickOnce after that Raj started with ASP.NET Security session and took a big session on ASP.NET security as well as a samll tuch to windows security.
and this ends the first day. we distributed the MSDN magazines and come DVDs/CDs also on first day.
on second day Sarang and Akila took up the first session on Introduction to Web Services.

then Raj started with .NET on Non - Windows platform with cool demos on parallel on a dual projection (windows and linux )After lunch Nauzad went great with OO features in .NET 2.0 and finally Sarang ended the day and the event with a session on "Moving to Visual Basic .NET"
we gave away the ARKs to all students.

BTW before 3 days of the event I visited to around 15-16 main colleges of Pune. and its really good that 40% students were from those colleges where i visited and had a talk with the principals and HODs about the event.
also one more thing which i should mention that I was there at venue from 3 days before the actual day working and managing the work with Aallna's students . on a day before I called up dhaval and at that time he told me the no of registrations. I was shocked since the number went to beyond the capacity of hall. then i talked with Sagar (the student from allna who manages the projection system and all stuff ) he said don't worry we can do the arrangement in 1/2 hr to project the same session in another hall.

I can say We got the success more than expected from pune ppls.

thanks to all the Volunteers from Aallna , and PUG also for making this event succesful.