Portland startup weekend day 3 - PDXSW

So I finally caught up on some sleep and back from zombie state to write about #PDXSW finally! Day 3 started at 9 in morning, Dave my co-developer had stayed back whole night closing loose ends in our Android app. We had modules working as such and we needed to integrate with server through day! We had some bugs of course here and there, but we got overall a basic prototype working for MVP (Minimal viable product). [Read More]

Portland startup weekend day 2 - PDXSW

Day 2 of of Portland startup weekend! We shaped and developed idea, and we started develop it quite right in morning! The initial hurdles of not have ever developed a Android app and trying couple of tools to do RAD turned out a little costly! But we finally triumphed! We finally figured out a way and got through some applications screens. We had John the StartupWeekend fonuder, who nailed certain our area of our product and gave us some insights into where we could improve. [Read More]

Portland startup weekend Day 1 - PDXSW

Today is Portland Startup weekend’s #PDXSW day 1. Among lot of people and plenty ideas, event started. While there is lot of stuff I can talk about, I have certain focus points to make: Portland business accelerator: Portland business accelerator is the startup incubator initiative of Portland State University (PSU). They offer a conducive environment for budding startups! The environment provides office space, net connectivity and all you would need in a daily business day: guess what, without lease! [Read More]

Cloud foundry: Is cloud here?

Roughly 2 years ago I attended Google devfest in Pune and started to see and experiment with Google App Engine (GAE). The platforms were few then and the area comparatively nascent. Last month when VMWare launched CloudFoundry, the market and maturity of the cloud computing is much higher. Google too launched the newer version of GAE in Google IO this year. We have many business applications hosted in Amazon EC2, Joyent and many such services! [Read More]

Role of Architect

Attended a small event organized by ThoughtWorks in Pune, more on that here. This article primarily focuses on the session on “Role of architect” by Vivek Singh. The brief on session follows… Role of architect Being a technical coach If we use analogy of football game, the role of an architect in a software project is that of a coach in football. Architect is to know and guide his team about all latest techniques and work methodology, correcting them where needed. [Read More]

Software Design & Architecture in the 21st Century with Martin Fowler

Attended a small event organized by ThoughtWorks at O hotel in Pune, which works in areas of software development using Agile, lean, Extreme programming techniques. The organization was founded and is headed by Roy Singham and has Martin Fowler as Chief Scientist among leaders of the organization. The organization aims at “revolutionizing” IT. There were two lectures primarily one by Vivek Singh on introduction to the company and on “Role Of Architect” (Link to seperate article with more details) and Martin Fowler focusing his lecture on Continuous integration and delivery. [Read More]

Google Devfest2010, Pune

This is first part in series on “Google DevFest-2010, Pune” Heads up Today (3rd March 2010) I attended Developer Fest hosted by Google at Pune, named DevFest2010. Among speakers were Googlers Patrick Chanezon, Rajdeep Dua, Prashant Tiwari and three folks from Google partner companies: Impetus, Orangescape and Lepton. The write-up will primarily talk around Google Apps Engine (GAE), PaaS (Platform as a service) and SaaS (Software as a service), HTML5 and role of Google MAPs in enterprises and related business/technology cases/models. [Read More]