Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Indian developers contribute actively to open source projects: DigitalOcean Currents Report

Developers in India are more likely to contribute to open source than developers from other countries, with more than two-thirds (68 percent) actively participating.

23rd Nov, Bangalore India: DigitalOcean, the cloud services platform designed for developers brings out key developer cloud trends through its quarterly Currents report. In the fifth edition of Currents, they focused entirely on open source, to coincide with the movement’s 20-year anniversary. They asked more than 4,300 respondents around the world about the state of open source, including how they and their companies use it and what inspires them to support the community.

The following are some key findings from the report: 
Twenty years in, just over half of developers surveyed are contributing to open source projects (55 percent). However, that is less than what companies expect from their employees: three out of four respondents said their companies expect them to use open source software as part of their day-to-day development work.

Two of the most prominent barriers preventing developers from getting involved in open source are not knowing where to begin, and doubting they have the right skills. Companies not giving their employees time to contribute is also a large factor.

Of the five major tech companies — Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple — developers overwhelmingly said Google is most supportive of the open source community, followed by Microsoft. Apple ranked last.

There’s a disconnect between companies’ encouragement of open source within their organizations, and their actual investment. Only 18 percent of respondents said their company is a member of an open source-related organization, and 75 percent said their company invests $1k or less every year in donations to open source.

Newer developers actively contribute more to open source than veteran developers: While 55 percent of respondents said they actively contribute to open source projects, developers with five or fewer years of experience were significantly more likely to contribute (60 percent) than developers with six or more years of experience. This participation boost from newer developers aligns with the overall perception that the open source community is healthy and growing (89 percent).

Prabhakar Jayakumar, Country Director, DigitalOcean India says “This year marks both the 20th anniversary of the open source movement, as well as the 5th year of Hacktoberfest, our annual month-long celebration of open source. DigitalOcean Currents highlights the latest trends among developers in the cloud and our latest edition carries interesting insights on the potential of open source software”.

Developers want an easier entry point into the open source community: 45% of developers listed “difficulty knowing how to get started” as the primary barrier preventing them from contributing to open source projects. Other key challenges included developers feeling they don’t have the right skills to contribute (44%) & companies not offering time for employees to contribute (30%).

Companies expect developers to use open source technologies at work, but don’t invest as much in the broader community: Nearly three out of every four respondents said their companies expect them to use open source software as part of their day-to-day development work, but only 18 percent of employees said their companies actively participated in open source organizations (e.g. Apache Foundation, Node.js Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation). The cost of participating in these organizations is the biggest barrier (38 percent), and 75 percent of respondents said their companies also donated just $1k or less to these organizations in the last year.

Javascript, Python and PHP are among the top 3 programming languages that developers primarily use when engaging with open source

Companies evaluating open source technologies look primarily for ones that are widely used, and have great documentation and active maintainers. At the same time, poor documentation and security concerns are a few reasons why companies opt against open source.

About DigitalOcean:
Founded in 2012, DigitalOcean provides the easiest cloud platform to deploy, manage, and scale applications of any size, removing infrastructure friction and providing predictability so developers and their teams can spend more time building software that customers love. DigitalOcean has a $200 million run rate and a community of 3.5 million developers with 12 data centres across the globe. In addition to its headquarters in New York, DigitalOcean has an office in Cambridge, Mass. and remote employees around the world. For more information, simply visit http://www.digitalocean.com or follow @digitalocean on Twitter.

IBS Mumbai announces its Management Education Scope in India: Continues Successful Placements for Batch of 2019

Mumbai- November 29, 2018: ICFAI Business School, Mumbai has emerged as a top preference of those aspiring for a programme in Management and is rated among the best B-Schools in India, IBS Mumbai.
Distinguished for its perfect mix of knowledge and skills, IBS Mumbai prepares students for corporate careers. It provides state-of-the-art infrastructure at its expansive and beautiful campus of over one lakh square feet in the elite neighbourhood of Hiranandani Gardens Powai, Mumbai.
Over 50% of the group’s international placements happen at IBS Mumbai.  The IBS Mumbai Career Management Centre has a strong industry network and leads other B-Schools in placing its students in Insurance, BFSI, IT & ITES, Media and Entertainment, Digital Marketing, and other sectors.
Aiming at developing future leadership and global excellence, IBS Mumbai encourages students to share experiences, solve problems, take decisions, work in teams, take up live projects and organise events, develop entrepreneurial orientation and act as practicing managers while they study.
The two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) has the best curriculum, course content and pedagogy.    Matching the learning needs and styles of the New-Age Student, IBS Mumbai provides student-friendly and futuristic learning platforms.
IBS Mumbai’s competent Faculty engage students in participative learning by blending technology in teaching. This enables the students to become specialists across functional areas and adapt to dynamic work environments.
“Students at IBS Mumbai learn to take critical decisions based on business considerations and ethical implications. This deepens the understanding of the key functional areas and strategic dimensions of management” says Prof. Y.K Bhushan Senior Advisor and Campus Head, IBS Mumbai.
“The placement team which brings new job profiles every year at IBS Mumbai is complemented by strong Academic Coordination, by offering electives such as Analytics, Insurance and Digital Marketing to prepare them for promising careers in these areas”, added Dr Pritee Saxena, Dy.Campus Head and Director, Placements, IBS Mumbai
The unique Summer Internship Programme gives the students a taste of corporate working life and exposes them to the rigor of a professional environment.  Students also work on live projects for corporates, which exposes them to various corporate practices well before they start their careers.
“Two Global Immersions Teams separately visited Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, France and Netherlands to understand world class business operations by visiting organisations like Airbus, Audi, BMW and also networked by International B-Schools such as Essec Business School in Paris.  Visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Rhine Waterfall in Zurich helped them appreciate the beauty of the world through European heritage and culture” said Prof Hemant Purandare, Dean, Academics, IBS Mumbai
‘The Centre for Language Development”, a new learning facility at IBS Mumbai gives every student an opportunity to be proficient in English and strengthen their verbal ability.
IBS Mumbai is a leader in designing innovative Management Development Programmes for the industry some of which were –‘‘HR Analytics’ and ‘Labour Law Reforms’, said Dr Rita Rangnekar, Dean, Institution Building, IBS Mumbai
In April 2018,   IBS Mumbai hosted three International Conferences, 1st International HR Conference –
  • HR In Search of an Identity- Changing Business Models: Inroads made by Technology;
  • 2nd International Conference on Finance and Economics Issues and Implications in Corporate Consolidation
  • 3rd International Conference on Marketing – Refocusing Marketing- Issues, Trends and Challenges. International Speakers and Delegates.
IBS Mumbai has 23 student clubs which enable students to harness their leadership potential through fests, seminars and competitions. The IBS Mumbai Student Council  has organised a 5K Run with the theme- ‘Swasth Bharat’ at  Hiranandani,  Powai, in which corporates, students, residents and IBS alumni will run for the cause of health and well-being. Konflux the Annual Fest, continues to be a landmark event among B-School Fests.  ‘Kautilya’, the student driven Finance Club, functions like a mini-organisation with three verticals and its own mock-stock.
The IBS Mumbai Library:  “Sumantra Ghoshal Learning Centre”, with over 35519 books, journals, databases, films, digital resources and a plush reading lounge, providing an excellent environment for intellectual development.
The IBS Mumbai Campus is abuzz with Principals’ Meets and Faculty Development Programmes as well as health camps and social service drives. The IBS Mumbai Alumni meet regularly at Knowledge Sharing Programmes and Meets.    To continue its success story, IBS Mumbai now enthusiastically looks forward to bringing in the Batch of 2021.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Top 12 Finalists from Edify Chess Tournament to play with Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand

This unique tournament final will be held on 8th December 2018

Seven finalists have been selected from a unique chess tournament organised by Edify International School in association with Pune District Chess Association and the additional 5 will be selected from The Government Schools. All these 12 finalists will play with Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand on 8th December 2018 at Edify International School, Hinjawadi, Pune. 
This was the unique chess tournament for school student aged between 5 and 16 years. The preliminary rounds were held on November 17- 18, 2018, which witnessed around 486 participants from Pune. The top seven finalists selected for the finale are; Advait Patil, Kashish Jain, Shivraj Pingle, Jail Digambar, Nirgun Keval, Prem Mhetre, and Sahil Dhobale. Additional five will be selecting from the Government Schools. The top finalists will now get an opportunity to play against Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand in a 1: 12 match at EISP campus.
Ms. Priya Anand, Head of School said, “This will be the most unique opportunity for students of Pune as it gives them an experience to play with the Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. Huge thanks to everyone who participated in this event. It was an exhilarating experience to compete with fellow competitors. Kudos to all the participants and we look forward to meeting all of them on the final event on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.”
The final event and the prize distribution ceremony will be held on the same day between 11.00 am – 1.00 pm. We at Edify International School Pune believe that a sport is the greatest teacher in developing the values of camaraderie, humility and teamwork.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Oliver Sanderson Executive Search have successfully assisted in the appointment of Angela Williams the new People Director for British Airways
Natasha Makhijani, Group CEO of Oliver Sanderson worked closely with Alex Cruz, the CEO of British Airways to assist in the search and selection for the role of People Director, a Board Level position.
“This was a fantastic opportunity for Oliver Sanderson, I am so privileged to have worked with Alex on this assignment and delighted that Angela Williams was selected” said Makhijani.
“We can’t always go to market with the appointments we have made, however, we asked special permission on this significant hire, Angela is someone of tremendous caliber” continued Makhijani.
“When Natasha approached me, I was delighted she facilitated the connection with Alex and the BA team: she’s tenacious and ensured communication channels were open at all times. I am delighted to have taken up this role and six months on I am enjoying contributing to the British Airways strategy and story for the future” said Angela Williams, Director of People, British Airways.
Oliver Sanderson Group PLC was formed in 2011 by Natasha Makhijani, from a one bedroomed flat to where it is today, an Executive Search & Selection firm with a Global presence. Oliver Sanderson recruits in the interim and permanent arena across Board level to Senior leadership from HR, Comms, Finance, Operations, Procurement, Commercial, Marketing, Digital, IT, Strategy & Business Transformation, with expansion plans include more sectors being added in 2019.
British Airways is the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size, or the second largest, behind easyJet, when measured by passengers carried. The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.
More information can be found on www.oliversanderson.com alternatively, please
Contact Ash Daswani for more information on press@oliversanderson.com.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi gears up for ‘the’ cake mixing of 2018 in style!

Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi has churned out something, which can only be called the right ingredient to make life a little tastier for this year. A cake mixing ceremony was held, which was special in many ways.
This ceremony marked the onset of Christmas festivities with rejoicing the liberty to be who you are. This grand affair was a carnival of ‘freedom to love’ and also beginning of the end of prejudices. It was a gala evening for everyone who love life and celebrate being loved every single day.
The event was graced by the prominent members of LGBTQ community of the city like Sonali Dalvi, Niki Ray and not to be missed, Ashish Chopra who emerged to be the 1st runner up of Mr. Gay World India Pageant 2018.
Speaking about the event, Pankaj Saxena, General Manager of Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi said, “As the year starts with its last lap of journey, it is the right time to do something special. We, therefore thought of celebrating the freedom of love and to be different every moment with this community,”
Donning chef caps and gloves, the guests along with the hotel staff joined in the spirit of cake mixing. The ceremony was followed by high tea and patrons loved every bite of smoked salmon with cream cheese, Mushroom with cheddar Wantons and Rainbow Gateaux. With hints of peaches and passion fruit, the guests also guzzled the exquisite coral pink wine ‘Brut Tropicale’ from the house of a leading wine producer in India, which has been awarded the ‘Best Indian Sparkling Wine’ and is also India’s first Blanc de Noir.
Expected to be an event of its own kind, the cake mixing ceremony comes at the time when everyone is busy making a list of resolutions for New Year. But Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi will only make it special by making sure that they usher this New Year in style with hope, happiness and harmony for 2019.
About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is an upper upscale hotel brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces. Characterized by attention to small details and a Yes I Can!SMservice philosophy, Radisson Blu® hotels are designed to make a big difference and inspire unforgettable experiences with every stay. Through personalized service and local nuance, each stay at a Radisson Blu® hotel offers a truly individual guest experience. Radisson Blu®hotels are in major cities, key airport gateways and leisure destinations. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson Blu® by participating in Radisson Rewards™, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.
Radisson Blu® is part of the Radisson Hotel Group which also includes Radisson Collection™, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson and prizeotel.
For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com/en/hinjawadi

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Orbis Celebrates TEDxOrbisSchool!

Powerful stories, ideas that inspired youth at TEDxOrbisSchool

  • The event was held on Saturday at The Orbis School, Keshavnagar
  • Speakers; Lt. Col Shashikant Sharma, a physician by profession at AFMC and Mr. Vinit Jain, a software engineer
  • Student speakers; Nitin Rodekar, IIT Mumbai, Ayush Vatal and Gopikaashree Sampathkumar

The global event, with focus on sparking and spreading ideas within the local community, was much appreciated and well attended, as young speakers initiated discussions and connections, at the TEDxOrbisSchool stage.

The notable, speakers from different walks of life, brought on the stage new ideas and fresh perspectives on the theme, ‘I Think and Therefore I am’.

Nitin Rodekar, a student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and a passionate educator to the underprivileged, shared his ideas on revamping the fundamentals, in his talk on ‘Reimagining Education in Rural India.

Lt. Col Shashikant Sharma, a physician by profession at AFMC, shared his ideas on strategizing ‘Thinking as a profession’ for a successful life.

Ayush Vatal, a class 12 student, gamer and athlete, revealed the ‘Science behind the Fiction’ as he shattered many common misconceptions.

Gopikaashree Sampatkumar, a young student, creative writer and traveller, explored the patterns of global censorship as she spoke on ‘Censorship: Ever Evolving: Then and Now’.

Vinit Jain, a software engineer and an Artificial Intelligence enthusiast, unveiled the world of ‘Humanoid Robots and Their Future’ in India.

Every speaker very successfully initiated deep discussions and connections that will continue to foster learning beyond the given range of subjects.

The TEDxOrbisSchool stage honoured its ‘speaker selection panel’ that comprised of Sudha Menon, an acclaimed author and speaker, Milind Vishwas Sathe, founder of the Indian Art Gallery and Ranjeev Misra, scientist at IUCCA, Pune.

Ms. Mala Jetly, Principal of The Orbis School said, “The event was a great success and another feather in our cap. TEDxOrbisSchool was just the beginning of many such meaningful conversations that the school will continue to initiate and trigger deep discussions.”

The event also staged an impressive Dance Musical, presented by the young Orbians, on the synergy between the elements of life. The school choir presented mesmerizing renditions and so did the school Jazz Band that entertained the audience during the break time. “We thank all associated with the event for making it a befitting platform for spreading ideas and also for the Graffiti wall that was full of accolades! We march ahead hoping to hold more such thought-provoking events to spark and energize young minds and old.” Said the Principal

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Edify International School celebrated World Animal Day

The Edify International School Hinjewadi Pune celebrated World Animal Welfare day, The early years’ students of Nursery, Prep 1, Prep 2 and Grade 1, presented their very first in-house production “The Grass is greener on the other side” a play with animals as various characters.
It portrayed a wish to see and experience, the city life by the jungle residents but eventually coming back to the place they belonged.  The little toddlers were excited to showcase their talent as the play was a part of week-long animal welfare activities to celebrate World animal welfare day.
“The main motive of celebrating Animal welfare Day is to create awareness about animal protection among the children. It’s our duty to make our upcoming generation to understand the importance of Animals and Animal protection methods for the betterment of nation”, said Ms Priya Anand, Head of School
‘In order to protect the environment, we need to protect our wildlife animals which are already on the edge of Existence. A functional ecosystem with essential biodiversity cannot be possible if we failed to protect wildlife. There are lots of chemicals taken from animal bodies to derive medicines for many diseases. So, protecting animals is our duty’
The facilitators worked with the young learners to present this beautiful endeavour. The PYP Coordinator Ms Shefali Tewary opened the event by suggesting to students, various methods for animal protection like volunteering for animal shelters, feeding birds using herbal methods rather than chemical for conserving the environment.
Ms Priya Anand reiterated the importance of conservation of the environment by taking action towards species of birds and animals which are on the verge of extinction.
We at EISP believe that showcasing the talent at the tender age gives an immense boost to the personality development of children as well as fostering responsibility.
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Indian developers contribute actively to open source projects: DigitalOcean Currents Report

Developers in India are more likely to contribute to open source than developers from other countries, with more than two-thirds (68 perce...