|Pune User Group (aka PUG, pronounced as pag) is a not-for-profit organization, A User Group supported by Microsoft Corporation, International .NET Association (INETA) and Culmanis for technology enthusiasts. Here, at PUG, we provide a platform for people like you, to share their knowledge and valuable experience with rest of the world. Pune User Group was founded in early 2003 on occasion of first anniversary of “.NET” as an online forum. In late 2003 PUG started conducting physical meetings and training sessions for PUG members. PUG also organizes activities for student at college level. We have formed Campus Clubs in most of the engineering colleges, where PUG speakers explain the latest buzz in technology to the students. We also have a gang of Microsoft Student Partners who are highly passionate about technology and willing to share their knowledge with others. We also have separate chapters like PUGStudent – Pune User Group for students, where we organize events for students across the city, PUGITPro – Pune User Group for IT Pro, where we generally talk about IT related topics like servers, clients, networking, etc… and PUG-MED i.e. Pune User Group for Mobile and Embedded Devices. Along with monthly user group meetings PUG also organizes its annual event “INETA DevCon” where members can select the topics for the session through poll; this is a 2 day event with 2 separate tracks for students and professionals. PUG successfully organizing this event from year 2005. Last INETA DevCon 2007 got a huge response from the student and developer community of Pune total 1200 people were part of this event. PUG also celebrated the product launch events of various Microsoft product launch like Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, Windows Vista, Office 2007 etc In year 2006 PUG student (student chapter of PUG) was awarded as best managed user group award from Microsoft. Log on to http://www.puneusergroup.org
Who can join PUG?
At this time, membership in PUG is free to everyone, regardless of geographic location, technical focus, or affiliation. Professionals, students interested in .Microsoft Technology will find the most value in active involvement with PUG. How to get involved – a call for volunteers! PUG relies heavily on the ideas, personal time, and energy of its membership, leaders, and officers. If you are interested to contribute to the PUG activities, looking for a way to help, grow with your peers, and find out about volunteer opportunities; email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
PUG relies on the support of its sponsors, and is presently organizing plans for working with companies and organizations interested in partnering with PUG for financial, logistical, content, or other types of support. If you are interested in partnering with PUG, contact us at email@example.com