Can your hear it? The people seem to be wanting something.......Wait,..... It's YOU.

Yes, this is your chance to show your talent, let your creativity bloom, and even see your application on millions of Nokia devices around the world.

Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer programme, challenges mobile and web application developers worldwide to submit best-in-class applications for use on Nokia devices.

The Calling All Innovators contest is open to anyone with bold ideas and tremendous talent. Whether you’re new to mobile or an experienced coder, you could win up great prizes along with new opportunities to grow your business.

Prizes include

  • cash (The total cash and prizes for the 2009 Calling All Innovators contest are worth more than $250,000)
  • the opportunity to demo your winning application at a Nokia specified event this Fall; and "Spotlight" placement featuring your winning application on Nokia's newly announced Ovi Store, where consumers will find the best mobile applications and content for their Nokia devices.
Forum Nokia challenges mobile and web application developers worldwide to submit entries in three categories:
  • Internet innovation – Calling on web developers to transform consumer-focused ideas into real applications on Nokia devices using technologies that include Nokia Web Runtime, XHTML, CSS, Java Script, AJAX, widgets and other standards-based web technologies.
  • Flash – Challenging creative developers and designers to build compelling applications that expand the capabilities and user benefits of Flash Lite on Nokia S60 devices.
  • Emerging Markets and Mobile Necessities – Urging developers to create innovative applications across mobile technology platforms – ranging from SMS through Series 40 and S60 device platforms. All applications will be considered, including those developed using Java, Python, or open source.
Each contest category has been refined to provide you with additional guidance about the types of applications that the judges will be expecting to see.

All entries must be submitted by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2009, so get started right away!

Here’s what you do to get started:
  1. Decide which category best fits your skills and interests, and then get the needed tools, documentation, and other support from Forum Nokia. It’s free to join, and when you become a member of Forum Nokia, you can make the most of Nokia's extensive development, testing, signing, go to market, and community resources.
  2. Create your application or widget -- or optimise your website -- for Nokia mobile devices.
  3. Submit your best work to the Calling All Innovators contest before the deadline at midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2009.
Full details about the competition can be found in the official website:

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Welcome to the parallel universe.

Parallelism Breakthrough. Join The Revolution!
Until now the concept of Parallel Universe was a scientific fiction( at least in the cosmological world) but Electronic Giant, INTEL are proving this wrong by bringing out a breakthrough in how efficient software can be developed.

Join experts and innovators for an in-depth exploration of what's new and effective in today’s world.

Are today’s software applications ready to exploit the power of multicore processors?
Do developers have the skills, tools, and techniques needed to keep software applications relevant in a multicore world?

In late May, Intel® will launch Intel® Parallel Studio, an end-to-end product suite for Microsoft Visual Studio* C/C++ developers. Find out about the groundbreaking, all-in-one toolkit creating unprecedented opportunity for Windows developers to enhance and scale applications with each new processor innovation. Meet the experts from Intel® and find out about the latest technology roadmaps, development methodologies, and software tools enhancements and mark your calendar for this exclusive event for software developers in India.

This conference is scheduled to be held on 12th May 2009 at the Taj West End, Race Course Road, Bangalore.

The Agenda of the Conference is as follows:

09:15 – 10:00

Opening Remarks and Introductions
Narendra Bhandari, Director, APAC, Software Development Products, Intel® Corporation

The Power of Multicore: Easing Parallelism for Mainstream
James Reinders, Chief Software Evangelist and Director of Software Development Products, Intel® Corporation


Now there's an Easier Way to Optimize Windows Apps for Multicore
Om Prakash Sachan, Technical Consulting Engineer (TCE), Software Development Products, Intel® Corporation


Ensuring Parallelism Reliability: Finding Threading and MemoryErrors
Naveen G V, Technical Consulting Engineer, Software Development Products, Intel® Corporation

Solve Parallel Performance Challenges the Easy Way
Vipin Kumar E K, Technical Consulting Engineer, Software Development Products, Intel® Corporation

Parallelism Roadmap: A Sneak Peek at What's Next
James Reinders, Chief Software Evangelist and Director of Software Development Products, Intel® Corporation

Visit the official website and if you are a Developer looking for whats new in the Innovative market, Visit this Conference by registering to it:

If you have any questions:
Please contact Kulsum at 080-32960744 or

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Tools, Technologies, Tips and Tomfoolery to Beat the Downturn. The economic downturn will run out of steam trying to outdo the 'ready and waiting' software professional. Packed with premium knowledge, action plans and advise from been-there-done-it veterans, creators, and visionaries, the 2009 edition of Great Indian Developer Summit features focused sessions, case studies, workshops and power panels that will transform you into a force to reckon with. The venue for this year's Developer's Summit is IISc (Indian Institute of Science) also know an the Tata Institute. Featuring 4 co-located conferences:

  • GIDS.Web
  • GIDS.Java
  • GIDS.Cobol
And an exclusive day for in-depth workshops:
  • GIDS.Workshops.
Click on the topics below to get more information:

The speakers at this year's summit are the best in the business. Take a look here
If you are a delegate looking for some serious action downtown, i suggest you head to this. Register soon:

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It is a contest based on your architectural skills. You are given a challenge - details on a system you are supposed to architect. In the alloted period you work out the architect in line with the expected solution brief. Your submissions would be judged based on the judging criteria and the top three candidates would be invited to Tech.Ed-India 2009 showdown to present their proposals in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. You match wits against your peers to see who can architect the best system to address the challenge ... and, get ready to WIN BIG in the process.

3 Easy steps to become Microsoft Tech India 2009 - Top Architect

Each submission will be judged by a panel of industry experts who will be using the following criteria to evaluate the entries:
  • Innovation
  • Correctness
  • Pragmatic
  • Completeness
  • Clear & Precision
  • Technology Depth
  • Technology Breadth
  1. The Architects with the TOP-10 entries will receive a MICROSOFT-branded WATCH each.
  2. The Architects with the TOP-3 entries will be invited to attend Tech.Ed-India 2009 – scheduled to be held at Hyderabad on 13-15 May, 2009 – for FREE. Benefits will include:Reimbursement of Travel & Stay; and$ FREE entry to Tech.Ed-India 2009.
  3. The two Contest Runners-Up will each receive a WINDOWS MOBILE PHONE.
  4. The Contest Winner will receive the Grand Prize of a WINDOWS VISTA LAPTOP.
No substitution or transfer of prize, except by the Sponsor who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable. The Sponsor and Administrators are not responsible for any damages or injury incurred by any entrant and/or his or her companions as a result of winning.

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World Challenge 09 is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level.

World Challenge 09 is brought to you by BBC World News and Newsweek, in association with Shell, and is about championing and rewarding projects and business which really make a difference.
The previous winner(World Challenge 08) was a project called Plan Bee from Pakistan. This Pakistani project helps female beekeepers boost their income by selling high quality honey. The northern areas of Pakistan are among the poorest and most isolated regions in the country. Effective development assistance has yet to reach these hilly, remote areas and it is the women and children who are most affected. The only workable and sustainable solution is to capitalize on local resources, building on what is achievable as well as culturally acceptable.
If you think you have the solution that can innovate the world, you have come to the right place.

World Challenge 09 consists of 4 stages:

1)Nomination Stage - 16th February 2009 to 22nd May 2009
Nominations open on 16th February 2009 and must be received by midnight on 22nd May 2009. During this stage BBC World News and Newsweek will be profiling the 12 finalists chosen in competition last year. These are great examples of the type of project/small business World Challenge 09 is looking for.

2)Judging Stage - 1st June 2009 to 22nd June 2009
From all the entries that are received, a representative of BBC World News and the Producers will select a shortlist of 60 entries for the judging panel to consider. The judging panel will pick 12 finalists. Details of the finalists of World Challenge 09 will be published on the official website on 22nd June 2009.(link is provided below)

3)Voting Stage - 28th September 2009 to 13th November 2009
The finalists of World Challenge 09 will be profiled on air in BBC World News in six 30 minute programmes, on this website and in Newsweek (dates TBC). You can vote for your favourite project/business on this website. Voting will open on 28th September 2009 and will close at midnight (GMT) on 13th November 2009.

4)Winners Announced - 5th December 2009
The Winner and two runners up of World Challenge 09 will be announced in an awards ceremony held at The Hague, in the Netherlands. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on 5th December 2009 on BBC World News and announced on the website the same day and profiled in Newsweek magazine in issue date 21 Dec, on sale 14 Dec

If you want to know the rules visit the official site and also get nominated for the challenge, click on the link below:

The World Challenge 09 is brought to you by BBC World, Newsweek and the Shell Corp.

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ACM, better known as Association for Computing Machinery presents FreeBSD on April 18th, 2009.

The ACM Bangalore Chapter was founded in 2006 with the objectives of forming a community of computer science and information technology professionals and researchers based in Bangalore.Thier motive is:
  • to provide a platform for interaction for the community by organizing invited lectures, seminars, workshops and informal meetings
  • to enable sharing of information and resources for technical growth of the chapter members and computing industry at large
  • cooperate with other professional groups in the prexaesentation of programs of interest to the Chapter and provide support for ACM conferences organized in Bangalore.
What exactly is BSD?
BSD(Berkeley Software Distribution) is the Unix operating system derivative developed and distributed by the Computer Systems Research Group of the University of California, Berkeley

Techically speaking, FreeBSD®(Free Berkeley Software Distribution) is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms.

FreeBSD's code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals.

FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class performance and is used by some of the world's busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

If you are intersted in attending this talk, read more and register by clicking the icon below:

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At a time of enormous economic uncertainty, one thing remains clear. There's been an unmistakable shift of influence to the east. It's not just about low-cost jobs, or IT outsourcing. Increasingly India, China and the rest of Asia are making their presence felt globally in new technologies, design brilliance and countless instances of cultural and economic innovation. A
nd so, our conference theme: "The Future Beckons."

The TED is here finally, in India at the high tech Infosys campus, Mysore. The ideas that change the world has come to the right place to indeed foster that action. 

Some of the questions that are planned to be tackled:
  • Which local innovations are destined for global impact?
  • Who are the young thinkers and doers capable of shaping the future?
  • Can there be economic advancement without environmental destruction?
  • Can a pluralistic democracy survive in the face of rising fundamentalism?
  • Can we make money and be good? Really?
  • What should we learn – or fear? -- from China’s investment in Africa?
  • Do we have enough water for everyone?
  • How do we keep our youth challenged and our aged healthy?
  • How can anti-poverty solutions be brought to scale?
  • Is there wisdom to be found in traditional medicine??
  • Which other ancient traditions can illuminate modern life?
The TEDIndia experience will include:
  1. A fast-paced, highly curated three-day stage program featuring TED's famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, dance, short talks, video interludes and other surprises
  2. TED University, the hugely popular pre-conference session where attendees share their areas of expertise, from "How to negotiate a term sheet" to "How to break a board with your bare hands."
  3. Optional pre-conference activities, including carefully curated TED-exclusive tours of local historical sites and visits with regional NGOs
  4. Gorgeous, immersive evening events at historic sites around Mysore
  5. An artisan market on-site, featuring local artists and crafts
  6. Art exhibits, tech demos, and other immersive on-site experiences
  7. Intense conversation breaks, where attendees and speakers delve into the ideas introduced on stage
  8. Our unique Simulcast room, where you can watch the entire conference in a more informal setting
  9. The famous TED Gift Bag, free to all attendees and filled with complimentary goodies
  10. Online tools for connecting with other attendees, before and after the conference
If you want to know more(and probably even register) about the TED program in Mysore, India; Please visit the official website of the TED talks:

If you want to know more about the TED talks, visit their official site here:

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