Posts filed under “Events”

Sponsoring FOSS.IN

When we announced the resumption of FOSS.IN earlier this year, we didn’t think we would have too many problems doing so. Everyone missed the event, and the outbreak of joyous “huzzah”s was proof enough of that. But we had not counted with one thing – sponsor weariness.

FOSS.IN/2012 Early Bird Discounts End On Sunday!

Have you checked out the latest on FOSS.IN? The speaker list is up (check out, and delegates are registering in droves. Currently, you can save Rs.1000 if you register by Sunday night – just Rs.1500/head. From Monday, full rates apply. So hurry – go to and book your place at the FOSS & [...]

If You Are A FOSS.IN Speaker…

In case you missed it: the first lot of FOSS.IN speakers has been announced. This is a raw list, and will change as some speakers drop out, while others get added once their talks are fine tuned.

What About FOSS.IN?

During last Saturday’s Team FOSS.IN meeting, we were reviewing some of the mail we had received, and found a number of mails asking a question that went something like this: “Since Atul is ill, and since FOSS.IN is basically his baby, is the event happening at all?” The answer to this is simple, and most [...]

Things don’t always work out…

I regret to announce that for various reasons, we have had to cancel the workshop on the 25th of August. We have already initiated full refund of workshop fees to all registered attendees, and it will be processed within the next 48 hours. The reason for the cancellation is both bad timing and technical:

One More Thing…

Two years ago, in 2010, we announced that FOSS.IN/2010 would be the last one. There were a lot of reasons for this, which have been documented here. Since then, I have been searching all over India for an annual event that I could attend every year just like FOSS.IN, but with a bigger focus on [...]

Announcing PRODUCTISE.IN/2012

Last year, we announced a brand new event – PRODUCTISE.IN. This event was meant to take on the hard topic of product development – not the funding, not the VCs, not the exits, but the actually core of a startup – the product. Unfortunately, we ran into several hitches. First, the notice was way too [...]


This is a talk with a difference My talk at TEDxMSRIT, about designing products for users. This is a fun talk, with a serious message. And the organisers made sure that they made me look like Mephistopheles on stage – a totally new look for me Enjoy!

Product Development in India [Video]

In February 2012, I gave a talk at the Agile India 2012 conference. The topic was “Product Development in India”. I use my experiences from the the 1980s till today to give people a guided tour of what it was (and is) like to develop products in India. This talk is a wee bit more [...]