BIRT Roadshow 2011
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), hosted the biggest BIRT Roadshow till date at Bangalore on 26th August this year, luckily could attend this event at Vivanta Taj, Bangalore. It was attended by around 700 people from various leading organisations as well as start-ups including Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, CSC, Ernst & Young, IBM, Infosys, Keane (News – Alert), Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra Satyam, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) , Wipro , Popular Infotech and a big list to type.
The event was hosted by CEO Pete Cittadini and a team of BIRT experts including Mark Gamble, Technical Director Actuate Corporation to serve as an orientation to BIRT, the Eclipse Foundation Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools open source project sponsored by Actuate.
Registrants received training material, evaluation software licenses and demos. Registrants were also invited to receive their certificate of participation and access a set of BIRT resources at http://www.actuate.com/BIRT_Roadshow_India. A global contest which will award prizes for the most innovative BIRT plug-in was launched at the event. Details plus terms and conditions are available at http://www.actuate.com/birt-dev-contest/.
Being a registrant I got the opportunity to review my BIRT skills and answer the BIRT ROADSHOW Basic certification and here is my certificate 🙂
For those who dont know about Actuate Corporation,
Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne is a unified suite of products for rapidly developing and deploying BIRT-based custom Business Intelligence applications and information applications. Applications built with ActuateOne provide one user experience regardless of task or skill level; are supported by one server for any deployment including cloud and are built with one BIRT design that can access and integrate any data source – including high volume print streams. ActuateOne adds rich data visualizations, including interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options to web and mobile BIRT applications, helping organizations drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and improved operational performance.
Actuate has over 4,800 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.actuate.com or visit the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.
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It was Saturday, 4th of June. Had planned for a movie with freinds. For a change thought of going towards Colaba area for the movie, boarded the fast local for CST from Kanjur Marg. While on the way it started raining heavily, it was the first rains, this year in mumbai.
Plan changed, no movie lets enjoy the rains, so we left our train at Marine Lines and headed towards the queens necklace. Whoever have visited the marine lines in rains knows how beautiful it looks, it was just wonderful. We were all wet and enjoyed to the full.My wallet, my mobile, my wiperless eyegear everything had a shower and totally wet.
While enjoying the rains, our eyes got struck to chaatwalas selling spicy kachha aam (raw mangoes) and bhel. Being foodie, I could not resist myself from getting some chaat, it was absolutely delicious.
While paying the cash and getting the change in return was wondering why an individul can’t accept cards and completely go cashless. No hassles of carrying cash in rains :). How easy the life would be, if this happens, We don’t have to pay cash to the bus, autowalas, chaatwalas, absolutely free from running to the ATMs.
There should be something like this somewhere, this thought led me to the “Search God”, Google. The God, redirected me to the url “https://squareup.com/“.This was exactly, what I wanted. Gods know what you want. Tried to signup, but found that the services are currently not available in India. But with this kind of innovative services, there is very little time for the extinction of our very own currency notes and coins. We will have to see ’em in the museums.
Square up makes it possible, for us to go cashless. Signing up with Square, provides a free card reader that can be attached to the mobile phones and have their app available for “andorid” and “iphone” with a nominal charge of 2.75% per swipe.
This sounds cool, wanna use it and know the comments on the usage from the one who have actually used it.
It was very nice 2 see my ex-company CEO, Milind Bagade standing head 2 head with India’s leading MNCs like Infosys, SAP, Godrej & ADS.
There was a nice article published on today’s Times Ascent, titled “Meet the IT Gurus”.
The topics discussed were challenges in retaining the existing manpower, lets see what Milind had to say on this ” Deficit in manpower, both quantitatively n skillfully is the major challenge for 2011. ” Milind emphasised on betterment of HR policies. Milind also talked about government role in improving judiciary system to ensure respect for employment contracts. CEO also stressed on engaging younger talents.
Milind stressed on training non-experienced as well as experienced employees and brought into picture the 3-6 months training program e-emphasys undergoes before putting the employees on the actual projects.
Good going e-emphasys, Congrats to all my eet pals.
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