Archive for June, 2012


The first of its kind in comedy festivals, The Naked Comedy Festival by Bonobo productions, Bandra at the St Andrews auditorium was a roaring success. The shows were attended by many none of whom were disappointed.
The show was hosted by Ashwin and had around 6-7 performers. The opening act was a parody to a horror scene featuring a strip tease by Ashwin :D. The show had performers like Saurabh Pant, Aditi Mittal, Neville Shah, Nesta Balta etc all well know in the local circuits. The guest performer was Papa CJ who is probably one of the best comedians in India. He has performed with the likes of Rusell Peters and represented India at various international venues. He has also won many national and international awards for his acts.

The show was around 150 mins with a snack break in between and the ticket prices ranged from 200-800 INR. All in all the show was worth every penny. Hard luck for those who missed it. Great work Bonobo, looking forward to more such releases.

P.S. I should have posted this a long time ago, just didn’t time to finish it.

The great Indian developers summit 2012 at IISc,bangalore was the fifth edition organized by Saltmarch media. This version was better and bigger then the previous four versions according to the junta that attended the past summits. I attended all the 3 tracks on .NET, Java and Web and also the workshop track on the last day. Overall the tracks were informative and the workshops were helpful and not to forget the rewarding promotional goodies.

.NET track was mainly focused on the new features in ASP MVC and C#. The main speakers were from Microsoft research. I am no that well versed with these technologies but still I enjoyed the sessions.

The Java track had a lot of talks discussing about Java 8 and JavaFx. Major upgrades in J2SE were also discussed. Major speakers were Venkat Subramqnium and Simon Ritter.

The Web track had sessions on HTML5, SQL Server2012, Google App Engine etc. Speakers were Googlers, Microsoft employees and well known techies like Scott Davis(my favorite speaker for the summit).

The workshops had training sessions from developers at blackberry, Microsoft and Venket himself.
This was my first visit to a developer conference and the experience was pretty satisfying.