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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cædras iPhone Native Application Developer Course

Yet another unsolicited email, yet intersting enough to blog about it:

Thank you for your interest in the first ever Cædras iPhone Native Application Developer (iNAD) course offered in Bangalore. We are truly excited to offer this world-class learning experience to seasoned IT professionals, such as yourself, looking to broaden their horizons beyond the humdrum of current technologies and platforms. We hope by the end of this message, you'll share in our excitement around iPhone native application development.

The Cædras iNAD experience

The Cædras iNAD course is a two-day immersive safari into the exciting world of iPhone application development. First, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of the iPhone architecture and terminology to quickly gain access to the exclusive club of iPhone developers around the world. We want to emphasize here that this course is not about Web Apps, a somewhat limited method of bringing regular Web applications to the iPhone. This course is actually, as the name would suggest, all about developing native applications using Objective C, an objected-oriented language similar to SmallTalk. We have carefully designed the course in such a way that you will get full advantage no matter if you have a C, C++, C#, Java or Visual Basic background.

Next, you will witness first hand how to setup the environment for developing native applications for the iPhone. We feel this is the most exciting part where you begin to understand how to unlock the potential of the Apple iPhone OS platform. You will appreciate the various user interface elements and techniques unique to the iPhone platform using a complete example application - cradle to cradle. But, we don't stop there!

We continue the journey by looking at an application that Caedras Software is developing for the market. We didn't think we could do justice by sharing with you trivial examples and snippets of code. You will not only learn about advanced techniques to build truly innovative applications but also appreciate how to successfully transform your ideas into market-ready applications that millions of iPhone users would line up to buy.

At Cædras Software, we believe in bringing extreme value to our customers. We, therefore, are offering the Cædras iNad course at an unbelievably low fee of only Rs. 10,000/-. The course fee includes exclusive benefits such as:

- iPhone Open Application Development: Write Native Objective-C Applications for the iPhone by Jonathan Zdziarski (a Rs. 1750 value)
- Cædras iNAD Essentials DVD (filled with all the tools you need to start development right out-of-the-box)
- Subscription to the Cædras iNAD newsletter

You will also be treated to a sumptuous outdoor lunch buffet and snacks on both days of the course. Don't forget when you signup for the course before May 1, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for an iPhone (a Rs. 25,000/- value), which will be presented to one lucky Cædras iNAD course graduate on May 18th. We would like it to be you! Don't forget to ask us about our early bird special.

We want to help you make an informed decision. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.

We hope to see you soon.

Cædras iNAD in a nutshell

Date: May 17th & May 18th
Venue: 1st Stage BTM Layout, 20th Main Road,
100 Ft Ring Road, Near Friends Restaurant,
Outline: Session 1
Understanding the iPhone lingo
Unboxing the iPhone
Understanding the iNAD environment setup
Introducing Objective C
Touch interface basics
Exploring Cocoa fundamentals
UIKit - a deep dive
Session 2
Advanced graphics and other multimedia control
Next generation UI design
Dissecting the Cædras Remote Control
Taking your idea to the market


Arun Ramasamy

Cædras Software
Cædras Software

98-TO-BE-STUDENT (988.623.7883)

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

SQL Server Guru Status, now easy!'s SQL Server Virtual Conference
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, February 19 - 21, 2008 brings the conference to your desk-top with more than 36 technical sessions presented over three days, a half-day each day. To accommodate SSWUG's global base, you'll be able to attend regardless of time zone. You can check out the session schedule by going to and click on the sessions link in the left navigation.

SSWUG invites you to join the conversation and interact with speakers, exhibitors, and peers. We encourage you to click on this link for complete information on the Virtual Conference

What are the fault tolerance options you have available to you?

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Do you want to learn about setting up user accounts for your server?

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The sessions are designed to answer everything you want to know about the fundamentals of successful database operations by asking questions during presentations or post session, or by participating in the general chat rooms.

Sessions include:
. Fault Tolerance Options: Overview of features and techniques
. Installation and Basic Configuration
. Creating a Database, Options, Filegroups, Best Practices
. Much, much more

Most exciting for many of you will be the A SQL Server 2008 track presented by Microsoft SQL Server Engineers about their favorite SQL Server 2008 features!

Registration for the event is $100, all inclusive.

As an added bonus, all attendees will receive
- A subscription to CoDe Magazine

- $150 Discount Code to Attend SQL Connections - The definitive in-person SQL Server conference in Orlando later this spring with advanced topics and sessions.

- The ability to submit question in advance for specials sessions where we'll specifically be addressing YOUR questions.

If you're interested in bringing the Virtual Conference to your conference room, please contact us at for group rates and the group registration form.

If you don't agree that the SSWUG Virtual Conference is everything we've said it is, we'll refund the cost of your registration. No questions asked.

Register now to reserve you place in the SSWUG SQL Server Virtual Conference:

See you online!

Stephen Wynkoop
SSWUG.ORG Editor and Founder
Microsoft SQL Server MVP

Register today:

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Six Sigma Green Belt

I got a mail from Sethu(Example Consulting) on Six Sigma Green Belt Course in India:
I trust this mail finds you in good health and cheer!!

eXample Consulting Group is pleased to announce forthcoming series of
immensely practical and superior value country wide Six Sigma Green Belt
Training and Certification public workshops. This could be of relevance and
interest to you, colleagues / friends, members of your organization,
clients, partners and associates to participate and benefit.

Both Indian and International candidates (Individuals or Organization
sponsored) with 2+ years experience can enroll and benefit.
Participants also have an add-on option to obtain "INTERNATIONAL
CERTIFICATION" from "eXample USA" through this unique program. Please find
details below.

Six Sigma enables organizations to drive business growth and profitability
with breakthrough performance improvements in customer satisfaction,
operations, quality and service excellence, time to market, asset and
resource productivity and business cost structure. It enables professionals
to acquire structured performance improvement competencies and realize
accelerated career growth prospects in India and globally.

The program schedule is given below. For past program highlights, Click Here

Program Schedule

Program Name City Venue Date/Time Program fees (INR)
per person
(Indian Nationals) Program fees (USD)
per person
(Foreign Nationals)
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Gurgaon
Castle (DLF Phase - II) 11 - 13th Jan 2008
(3 days - Fri/Sat/Sun) 11,490 (Individual)
13,490 (Company sponsored) 450 (Individual)
550 (Company sponsored)
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Mumbai
Hotel Park
View (Andheri-W) 19 - 21st Jan 2008
(3 days - Sat/Sun/Mon) 11,990 (Individual)
13,990 (Company sponsored) 450 (Individual)
550 (Company sponsored)
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Bangalore
12th Avenue
(Indiranagar) 25 - 27th Jan 2008
(3 days - Fri/Sat/Sun) 11,490 (Individual)
13,490 (Company sponsored) 450 (Individual)
550 (Company sponsored)
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Chennai

Hotel Chariot (T.Nagar) 8 - 10th Feb 2008
(3 days - Fri/Sat/Sun) 11,490 (Individual)
13,490 (Company sponsored) 450 (Individual)
550 (Company sponsored)
(Please Click on city to
open (or) Rt. Click / Save the program brochure).

Program fee is inclusive of:
* Course Materials,
* Training services,
* Lunch/Refreshments,
* Use of laptop with Six sigma s/w,
* Green Belt Certificate (Participation and Course Completion) and
* Service Tax (@12.36%)

Please visit for program
details, downloadable brochure and view past program highlights
For queries and registration assistance, Call or SMS
Mumbai / Pune - Mr. Ram (M: +91-98201
58537 (or) T: +91- 22- 4015 9748)
Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon (NCR) - Mr. Sethu (M: +91-99862 73363 (or) T:
+91- 80 - 4128 1482) (or)
E-mail to with participant name, city, organization
and designation

Top companies and Participants have
benefited from our consulting, advisory and training programs.
Clients and Participant
Consulting / IT /
Telecom / Media ITES / BPO / BFSI Manufacturing /
Distribution / Others Consumer Goods/ Retail / Pharmaceuticals
Hutchison 3G
Avaya Global Services
BNP Paribas
DPS Software
DirecTV (USA)
Emerio Corporation (SGP)
FAS (Nigeria)
GSA Infotech
Hewlett Packard
Vodafone (Hutch)
iApps Consulting
IBM Global Services
Infosys Technologies
Infotech Software
Kaveri Telecoms
L&T Infotech
Manthan Systems
NCR Global services
New Wave Computing
Nortel Networks
Omnisystem (Korea)
Oracle Corporation
Patni Software (UK)
Safran Aerospace
Shining Universe
Slash Support
SQL Star Software
Symphony E-Services
Synergy Software
Tech Mahindra
Transworld Infotech
TVS Infotech
Zenith Software Aviva Shared Services
Bank of Baroda
BNP Paribas
GE Money
JP Morgan
Nittany BPO
Optimus (Polaris)
RSM Mcgladrey
Templeton Investments
Tesco India
WNS Global Services Al-Ghurair group (UAE)
Almoayyed group (Bahrain)
Alshaya (Dubai)
Arabian Centers (KSA)
Atlas Copco
BeBig (Ezag)
BVQI (India)
Chandan Steels
Chrysler Group (USA)
CIPY Polyurethanes
DHL Danzas
DOTY Scientific Inc. (USA)
Emirates National Oil.
Genesis Stones
Hyundai Motors
Johnson Matthey
Kamino Int'l Logistics
Kerns Aerospace
Kyocera Wireless
Maersk Logistics
Midas Tyres
Reliance Navi Mumbai SEZ
Proteck India
Reva Electric Car Co.
Shapoorji Pallonji
Siemens Building Tech
Taj Hotels
UNDP (International)
Uttaranchal Police Al-Hokair (KSA)
Baxter Healthcare
Bisleri International
Cadbury India
Covalent Lab
General Mills
Hindustan Unilever
HJ Heinz
Khimji Ramdas (Oman)
Nicholas Piramal
Pepsico (Frito Lay)
Pidilite Industries

Corporate / Institutional Programs
Besides Six sigma public workshops, eXample Consulting group has deep
expertise in assisting leading companies across industry sectors to
strategize, plan, implement and institutionalize Six Sigma and Lean
Excellence culture and deliver breakthrough performance improvements. For
Corporate Six Sigma programs (Directly or via Industry chamber /
associations), please reach us at or speak to the

Register early as there are limited seats!!

For our country wide Six Sigma program schedule, please visit

and send the mail to .

Thanks for your time, interest and consideration.
We look forward to participant nominations for the forthcoming programs.

Best Regards,
Practice Director

(An International Business company)
Bangalore, India
Mob: +91-99862 73363
Tel: +91-80-4128 1482
Fax: +91-22-2287 2708
(Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do)
USA * UK * Kenya * India

About us,
eXample Consulting Group ( is a Solution Consulting firm
offering Strategy, Process and E-Business consulting, training and Offshore
Advisory services to global clients in Americas, UK/Europe, Middle
East/Africa, India and Asia Pacific regions in Oil and Gas, Banking and
Finance, Manufacturing/Logistics, Consumer goods/Retail, Telecom, IT and
Shared Services sectors. eXample has presence in USA, UK, Kenya and India
and works through partners in Canada, South Africa, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Sri
Lanka, Singapore and New Zealand.
Heather Smith of Active Strategy writes to Add:
Active Strategy offers courses on
Six Sigma and Green Belt.