Pune User Group for Students:
Pune User Group for Students OR PUGStudents as we call it - is an User Group for students run by PUG. This is a Microsoft and International .NET Association (INETA) supported user group to help students in and around Pune city to get au fait with latest Microsoft technologies.
PUGStudent was on track with an initiative to organize various events for students, aid them in their learning process and foster community spirit.
So, far PUGStudent has more than 500 members in various clubs spread across different colleges and referred as ‘Campus Clubs’. This user group and Campus Clubs are managed by Microsoft Student Partners, who conduct weekly or monthly technical talks aka sessions in their colleges. Apart from that, we organize our most popular and yearly event, well known as ‘Academic Developer Conference’ i.e. Acad DevCon. We’re proud to say that, PUGStudent was the first user group to host Acad DevCon with 1100+ students in 2007. And since then, we have always maintained our standards.
Members of the PUGStudent user group get benefited by various offers which INETA, Microsoft and its partners provide from time to time. These offers include
- Coupons or Gift Vouchers to appear for Microsoft Certification Exams for free OR
- Free chance to appear for Second Shot Exams, if they couldn’t make it in the first attempt.
- Access to Microsoft DreamSpark, which gives them Microsoft software like Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and much more - almost at no cost.
- Access to Microsoft Beta software OR early access program
- Various launch event benefits while launching Microsoft software like Vista, Office, VS, SQL, etc.
- 50% discount for students to attend Microsoft TechEd 2009, which is a most popular developer event worldwide and now organized by Microsoft India at Hyderabad.
- And much more…