Monday, September 03, 2007

DevCon 2007 Rocks!!!

Pune User Groups's
DevCon 2007

This is one event that continues to get better by the year. PUG started this initiative back in 2004 and had less than 300 students and approx 100 professionals attending this event. 25th August, 2007, Saturday it was time to set a new bench-mark with more close to 150 professionals and a whopping 1000+ students attending DevCon 2007 at COEP, Pune campus
The DevCon 2007 was organized by Pune User Group (PUG) in association with International .NET Association (INETA). It was supported by Microsoft India as well as the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) project at College Of Engineering, Pune.

This event enjoyed sessions from speakers like Raj Chaudhuri, Nauzad Kapadia, Dhaval Faria and Sarang Datye. These speakers covered topics like Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, New features in Visual Studio 2008 and Project Mono, i.e. implementing .Net on LINUX platform.

This is the “MOST SUCCESSFUL DevCon” till date and this, DevCon 2007 has received very positive feedback. People from various companies and from almost all colleges in and around Pune city attended this event.

DevCon 2007 exceeded all my expectations. We had more than 1100+ attendees! I think this was one of the largest volunteer led community effort in this country and it feels awesome to be a part of this group of enthusiastic people. Our speakers got an average rating of 4 out of 5

Experience is the best teacher. We learn every time we do something different. This time it was suddenly huge crowd and the whole team managed very well. Infact I should say perfectly managed. I was really surprised by the energy showed by all.

Hats off to all my "Team Pune."

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