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Why Git Why Not SVN? Security The key difference between the two systems seems to be the model itself. Where Subversion offers a centralized model, Git provides a decentralized model. At the risk of over simplification, this means that Git offers each developer their very own, fully autonomous copy of the entire repository....

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05

The Best European Events For Startups In 2014 – By Mike Butcher (@mikebutcher)

Posted (Amit) in Featured, General on 05-01-2014

The list was put down by Mike Butcher and i wanted to capture this as this really helps and provides you the details of various events happening throughout the year.

JANUARY
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Week 1
Empty

Week 2

CES, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7-10

Week 3
Empty

Week 4

Hyberlin, Berlin, Germany, January 18 Demo (public), January 19 founders (invite only)

SIGNIFICANT: DLD, Munich, Germany, January 19-21 – Invited / Ticketed

WEF / Davos, Switzerland, January 22-25 – Invite Only (often featuring big tech giants and startups)

FEBRUARY
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Week 6

SIGNIFICANT: MIDEM, Cannes, France, February 1-4 – Midem Lab is a track for music startups

SIGNIFICANT: Seedcamp Week London (+ Sometimes SeedSummit at the same time), London, UK, February 3, Invite only

LIFT, Geneva, Switzerland, February 5-7

Week 7

SIGNIFICANT: The Crunchies – San Francisco, California, February 10, The Annual TechCrunch Awards – Very recommended!

Finovate – London, UK, February 11-12 – Good for Financial / banking tech startups

TechChill Baltics – February 13. Good event for Baltic startups.

Netexplo.org, Paris, France, TBA

Decoded Fashion Tech, NY Fashion Week, New York, New York, TBA

Startup Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, TBA

Week 8

London Fashion Week, London, UK, February 14-18 (big for Fashion tech startups)

Social Media Week (Multiple global cities), February 17-21

Week 9

SIGNIFICANT: Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 24-27

4 Years From NowFebruary 24-27, Barcelona, Spain

MARCH
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Week 9

SIGNIFICANT: London Web Summit, London, UK, TBA

Week 10

MENA ICT Forum – Dead Sea, Jordan, TBA

Week 10-11

CeBit, Hannover, Germany, March 10-14 – Trying hard to include startups more, though not a major focus and too B2B.

SIGNIFICANT: SXSW Interactive, Austin, Texas, March 7-16

Week 12

F.ounders NYC, New York, New York, TBA – Invite Only

Go Youth Conference – 16-17 March, “an event aiming to promote entrepreneurship and creativity” among young people, tech oriented

The Guardian Changing Media Summit, London, UK, March 18-19

FutureEverything Festival, Manchester, UK, March 27-April 1 – Digital culture, innovation

SIGNIFICANT: ArabNet, Beirut, Lebanon, TBA

GDC SF, San Francisco, California, March 17-21,

EU Digital Agenda Assembly, Athens, Greece, March 18-20

Scaling Startups – 26 & 27 March 2014 – London, UK

Economist Technology Frontiers 2014 (London, UK) 27 Mar

NACUE Startup Career Launchpad – London, March 28

APRIL
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Week 14

DEMO U.S., San Francisco, California, April 3

Week 15

FailCon Europe, London, UK, April 8

MiPCube, Cannes, France, April 7-10 (part of MipTV, good for tech startups around TV/entertainment/video)

LOGIN.LT, Vilnius, Lithuania, April 10-11 – Big Baltic states Conference, in English

Webexpo.net, Prague, Czech Republic, April 11-12

Week 17

Startup Day, Stockholm, Sweden – April 26 – general startup pitches but majority tech and growing bigger each year

Railsberry, Krakow, Poland, TBA – Recommended for European Rails developers

SIGNIFICANT: The Next Web, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 24-25

World Economic Forum on Europe, MENA and Eurasia (Istanbul, Turkey) – 27-29 Apr

Latitude 59, Tallinn, Estonia, April 28-29 – Baltics startups pitching & speakers

SIGNIFICANT:

Disrupt NYC, New York, TBA – Very Recommended

MAY
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Week 19

DigiTalk, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 2014

NEXT Berlin, Berlin, Germany, May 5-6 – Some startups, mostly corporates and digital marketing

Heureka, Berlin, Germany, May 6 – Startups & focused on Berlin’s ecosystem

London Big Data Week events, (crowd-sourced), London – May 5-11

Berlin Web Week, Berlin, Germany, May 6-7 – Range of events

Week 20

Engage Invest Exploit 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 8

CapitalOnStage, Berlin, Germany, TBA

Decoded Fashion Tech, London, UK, May 10-14

Bacon, London, UK, May 16-17 – developer conference liked by starters.

Google Zeitgeist UK (London, UK) – 18-20 May (TBC)

Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 14-25 – Good for media startups

Week 21

Shift Split – Split, Croatia, TBA

Net Prophet, Cape Town, South Africa – TBA

Thinking Digital, Newcastle, UK, May 20-22 – Interesting

Forum SPB, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 22-24

Week 22

The D Conference, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, TBA

Digital Shoreditch – London, UK A SXSW style event, last week of May

JUNE
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Week 23

Startup Village – Created by Skolkovo, 2-3 Jun 2014

Kinnernet Europe, Avallon, France – June 5-8 – Israelis hanging out with Euros & others.

DEMO Europe – June 4-5, Moscow, Russia,

Red Innova, Madrid, Spain, TBA – Spanish / LATAM event

Startup 2.0, Bilbao, Spain, IS THIS STILL GOING?

PivotEast, Nairobi, Kenya, TBA, East Africa’s main mobile apps / startup pitch competition for investors

Spain Startup and Investor Summit – Madrid, Spain, TBA – In English

Week 24

SIGNIFICANT: Le Web London, London, UK, June 9-10

>Midnight Pitch Fest, Oulu, Finland, June 12-13

FoundersForum.eu, TBA – Invite Only

Startup Island, Hvar, Croatia, TBA

EU Commission Digital Agenda Assembly – TBA

Week 25

Cannes Lions 15-21 June 2014, Cannes, France – Relevant for tech companies driven by advertising, big players attend

Startup Summit, Prague – TBA (21 June in 2013)

Venturesummit.eu – Kiev, Ukraine, TBA

SIGNIFICANT: Bitspiration, Krakow, Poland, TBA

WPP Stream, Cannes, France, June 17 – Invite only

Cannes Lions, Cannes, June 15-21 – Good for media/advertising startups

ICT Spring Europe, Luxembourg, TBA

Week 26

MLove Berlin, Berlin, Germany (closer to Halle, Germany), June 25-27 – Interesting

Founders Forum Menorca Tech Talk, Menorca, Spain, TBA

D-Conf, Milan, Italy, TBA

NOAH, San Francisco, California, TBA – Interesting for late-stage startups

JULY
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Week 27

Tech Open Air Berlin – Berlin, Germany, July 4-5

Week 28

DLD Women, Munich, Germany, TBA

Tech4Africa Nairobi – Nairobi, Kenya, TBA

AUGUST
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Week 32

Young Rewired State, UK, August 4-10

Week 33

GDC Europe, Cologne, Germany, August 11 – 13 – Useful for social games developers/startups

Week 34

Rock, Paper, Startups – Rijeka, Croatia – TBA (18-19 July in 2013)

MediaEvolution.se, Malmo, Sweden, TBA – Media/Tech overlap conf.

Turing Tech Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, TBA – Interesting

Week 35 – 36

Burning Man, Black Rock, Nevada, August 25 – Sep 1 – Lots of tech entrepreneurs now attend

SEPTEMBER
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Week 36

Hack Cyprus/ – Cyprus, TBA

DConstruct, Brighton, UK, TBA – “technology and culture”

IFA, Berlin, Germany, September 5 – 10 – Europe’s main consumer tech/gadget show

SIGNIFICANT: CTIA, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 9-11

Digital Derry, Northern Ireland, TBA

Week 37

SIGNIFICANT: TechCrunch Disrupt SF, San Francisco, California, TBA – Very Recommended (September 7-11, 2013)

Pirate Summit, Cologne, Germany, TBA (1st or 2nd week of September most likely) – Fun, startup event, junkyard atmosphere, good vibe

Campus Party London, London, UK, TBA – Big huge Hackathon and speakers

Startup Lisboa Demo day, Lisboa, Portugal, TBA

Week 38

Kinnernet, Israel – Invite only, mainly Israeli in focus, with some outside guests

DM Ex Co, Cologne, Germany, September 10-11 – Advertising startups / Germany

TechCrunch Italy, Rome, Italy, TBA

Investors AllStars, London, UK, TBA. Not a conference but an interesting gathering of European VCs and founders.

Overtheair.org, London, UK, TBA – Interesting for mobile startups

Week 39

MindTheProduct, London, UK, TBA

TechBBQ.dk, Copenhagen, Denmark, TBA

OCTOBER
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Week 40

The Next Web New York, New York, New York, TBA

SIGNIFICANT: Webrazzi Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, TBA. Usually 1st week of October – Recommended to download Turkey

TED Global, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 5-10

SIGNIFICANT: White Bull Summit, Barcelona, Spain, TBA – Oct. 6th-8th (2014) – Recommended, esp. for growth or mid-stage firms

Decoded Fashion Tech – Milan Oct 22 2014

MindTrek, Tampere, Finland, TBA

Spain Startup And Investor Summit – Madrid, Spain, TBA

Tech4Africa – Johannesburg, South Africa, TBA

Week 41

Ennovation, Poznan, Poland, TBA

WHU’s Idea-lab.org, Vallendar, Germany, campus of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany,TBA

Week 42

IDCEE (Investor Day CEE), Kiev, Ukraine, October 16-17

Wired UK 14, London, UK, October 16-17

GigaOM Structure:Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, TBA

Week 43

DLD Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel, TBA – Recommended

Venturecamp.mindthebridge.org, Milan, Italy, TBA

Week 44

TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT EUROPE AND HACKATHON TBA DATE OR WEEK NOT YET SET

SIGNIFICANT: Pioneers Festival, Vienna, Austria, TBA – Recommended as a broad conference on science, tech and innovation

Dublin Web Summit and F.ounders, Dublin, Ireland, TBA

Stream Global 2014 (Marathon, Greece) 23-26 Oct

NOVEMBER
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Week 44

HowToWeb, Bucharest, Romania, TBA – Recommended to download Eastern Europe

Week 45

zz9

Explorers Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, TBA

Webit, Istanbul, Turkey, TBA – Recommend, Large trade show and exhibition featuring broadly on digital marketing, commerce and startups, in Turkey and Southern and Central Europe

Silicon Valley Comes to the UK – Nov 6-8 featuring veterans from the Valley touring London and Cambridge

Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford – Featuring veterans from the Valley at the Said Business School – (24-25 November in 2013)

Codebits – Portugal, TBA, Large hackathon style conference, not startup oriented but a pool for talent

Week 46

Noah Conference, London, UK, November 12-13 – Recommended for later stage startups, broadly European but heavily German and Israeli

Apps World, London, UK November 12-13

Global Entrepreneurship Week in Belarus – (Nov 18-21 in 2013) – Minsk, Belarus – Features startups

Slovakia Startup Awards – (22 Nov 2013)

Rise Up Summit – Cairo, Egypt – Recommended a as a major event for tech in the Middle East (Was 24-25 Nov 2013)

Global Entrepreneurship Week (various global events like Internet Week Europe)

SIME, Stockholm, Sweden, TBA

Monaco Media Forum, Monaco, TBA

SVC2UK, London, UK, TBA – Recommended

Slush, Helsinki, Finland, TBA – Recommended as the main Nordics/Scandinavia event

Startup Conference Next – Sofia, Bulgaria (November 30th 2013)

DECEMBER
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Week 49

SIME Miami – 3-4 December

Stretch, Budapest – December 5-6 – leadership and management conference for tech comps

SIGNIFICANT: Europe Venture Summit – Kiev, (December 4-5 in 2013) – Recommended

TechCrunch Moscow 2014, Moscow, Russia, TBA

LeWeb, Paris, France, TBA – Recommended, big tech event in Europe for some time

API Days, Paris, France, TBA

Week 50
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Mar
06

Getting Started with Android

Posted (Amit) in Android, Featured on 06-03-2013

Lately i started working  on some applications on ANDROID and i was facinated with the design & features ANDROID provides. For those who have not yet started on ANDROID i have created a presentation that may help.

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Dec
16

Science saved my soul ~ Carl Sagan

Posted (Amit) in General on 16-12-2012

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09

AIR INDIA Boeing 787 Dreamliner Assembly Video

Posted (Amit) in General on 09-09-2012

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19

Venice Backstage. How does Venice work?

Posted (Amit) in General on 19-08-2011

Venice Backstage. How does Venice work? from Insula spa on Vimeo.

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Jun
29

Why Git Why Not SVN?

Posted (Amit) in Featured, Git on 29-06-2011

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Security
The key difference between the two systems seems to be the model itself. Where Subversion offers a centralized model, Git provides a decentralized model. At the risk of over simplification, this means that Git offers each developer their very own, fully autonomous copy of the entire repository. With Subversion, each developer has their own working copy, but commits changes to a single, central repository.

Speed
Since each developer has a local copy of the entire repository, fundamental actions like diff, commit, etc. are all local. That’s always going to be faster. Fast is good.That said, server interaction with Subversion isn’t exactly excessive. Developers work in local working directories and only interact with the server in short time.

Smaller Space Requirement
A Subversion working directory contains two copies of the entire code base. One that is actually being worked on and another tucked away in the .svn directory. Repository required ~12Gb of storage in Subversion and ~420Mb in Git.

Key’s for Branches

1. Creating branches in Git is a lot easier than doing this in SVN.
2. When merging the branch back, SVN didn’t know where that branch started. Git keeps track where branches come from. So when creating a branch, merging back is very simple.
3. When merging the branch back, each change was recorded back as the user who did the merge By the Git where as SVN doesn’t. Git keeps commit messages intact, when merging.

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Jun
28

Fast-track your Web apps with Ruby on Rails

Posted (Amit) in Featured, Ruby on Rails on 28-06-2011

Fast-track your Web apps with Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is a recent entry into the world of Web application development that is rapidly gaining mindshare, even while still in beta versions. Rails succeeds by automating the creation of the most common types of Web applications while not straightjacketing you if you want to add custom or atypical requirements. Moreover, compared to many Free Software libraries that perform individual aspects of a Web application, Rails contains a nicely integrated set of tools for all aspects.
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Jun
28

Frequently used acronyms

Posted (Amit) in General on 28-06-2011

  • API: Application program interface
  • CRUD: Create Read Update Delete
  • DOM: Document Object Model
  • HTML: Hypertext Markup Language
  • HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • JSON: JavaScript Object Notation
  • MVC: Model-View-Controller
  • OOP: Object-oriented programming
  • ORM: Object-Relational Mapping
  • REST: Representational State Transfer
  • RPC: Remote procedure call
  • SQL: Structured Query Language
  • URL: Uniform Resource Locator
  • WSDL: Web Services Description Language
  • XML: Extensible Markup Language
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Jun
28

Difference between delete and destroy in ActiveRecord

Posted (Amit) in Ruby on Rails on 28-06-2011

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To delete a particular record we will go for delete or destroy methods.But according to the names both looks very similar, but the functionality wise both are different. so lets check the difference between delete and destroy methods in Active Record.

Now first check what the delete method will do:

Delete method deletes the row with a primary key matching the id argument, using a SQL DELETE statement, and returns the number of rows deleted. Active Record objects are not instantiated, so the object‘s callbacks are not executed, including any :dependent association options or Observer methods.

You can delete multiple rows at once by passing an Array of ids.

It is much faster than the destroy method, skipping callbacks might bypass business logic in your application that makes the function to work fast.

example:
Delete a single row
user.delete(1)

Delete multiple rows
user.delete([2,3,4])

Destroy method:
The destroy method makes the SQL call to the database and destroys the row in the table that contains it. It does still allow you to manipulate the object in the application as long as it’s still in scope (i.e) the callbacks and
filters are allowed even after destroying the object.

example :
Destroy a single object
User.destroy(1)

Destroy multiple objects
users= [1,2,3]
User.destroy(users)

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Jun
28

About Rails3 and MVC architecture

Posted (Amit) in Featured, Ruby on Rails on 28-06-2011

Rails 3:
Rails is a framework to develop web applications in Ruby. And the web application in Rails will be simpler and faster than in other languages. As, rails is an opinionated software, in the development process of an application, rails will do assumptions about our requirements and will generate the required code for the application at various stages, with a little interaction of the developer for few specifications.

Rails has a philosophy includes the following:

1) DRY: (Don’t Repeat Yourself)
In rails, it suggests that writing the same code again and again for several times is not a good process. Instead of writing the same code again and again, we can partition that particular part of code in to a seperate block or function or something else and can reuse it whenever and wherever we need it in the current application.

2) Convention over Configuration:
In rails, almost the process of development will be done using the conventions instead of a * configuration settings for our application. If we follow the conventions (guidelines of rails) in development process, everything will be taken care by rails about our application.

3) REST: (Representational State Transfer)
In rails, REST will have two main features. They are:
a) Using resource identifiers like URLs to represent the resources of our application.
b) Transferring the representations of the state of a particular resource among system components.
REST will be useful for routing in our applications for the specification of path for a particular resource. And REST consists of HTTP verbose for our application like:
a) POST b) GET c) PUT d) DELETE.

MVC architecture:
The MVC architecture in Rails application has:

1) Model:
Model will consist of the data about our applications and is used to manipulate the content of models (tables). It will contain the validations, rules and set of guidelines to manipulate our models.

2) View:
View will consist of the templates of html pages, which will be visible for public/user. It will purely concentrate on the representation of data our application.

3) Controller:
Controller is the thing which will have the control over both Model and View. The Controller will receive the requests from the user (from views) and will send that request to respective model to have the information, and will pass the data to the users in form of a view.

The representation of MVC Architecture will be as follows:

View————————–Controller———————–Model
(User interface)————–(Controllers)——————(Databases)

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