Category — Events
The entire Slideshare team was down at the Feroz Shah Kotla (Delhi’s cricket stadium) to watch the DLF IPL League match between Delhi Dare Devils & Bangalore Royal Challengers. This was a three hour expedition for us, venturing out into the circus that is the IPL 20-20 league. Except three of us, all the other team members were witnessing a live stadium cricket match for the first time, so there was palpable excitement & anticipation. Here are some snaps ..
Incidentally cameras have been banned from the stadium during IPL matches …hence all snaps are courtesy our mobile phones.
May 3, 2008 17 Comments
Delhi’s third tryst with BarCamp is happening on the 8th of Dec. This is a follow-up to the earlier editions- BarcampDelhi1 (held in March06 at Adobe) and BarcampDelhi2 (held in Dec06 at ImpetusTech). So its been a while since we’ve had one and thought that the first week of December (alonside Delhi’s mild winter weather) is an opportune moment to put this together. The venue for the event has not been decided as yet. Here is the Barcamp wiki where you need to signup..
If you are in Delhi and happen to be a tech professional, startup entrepreneur, investor, media person, blogger or just a curious onlooker, THIS IS the event to attend and network with like minded folks. In true BarCamp spirit, we’ll try to keep the event as ‘unconference‘ as possible - non commercialised, no rockstar keynote addresses, no sales pitches & no audience-only participants.
Here’s how you could participate-
1) If you wish to attend - go to the DelhiBarCamp3 wiki and add your name to the list of ‘campers’ (the site is a wiki, so anybody can edit it)
2) If you wish to share your experience with a talk or presentation - add your name & topic in the section marked as ‘proposed sessions’.
3) If you wish to help organize the event - get in touch with any of the planners mentioned on the site.
We need your help in spreading the word around, so please blog this as loudly as you can; tell your friends, colleagues & acquaintances.
Look forward to seeing you there…
November 20, 2007 1 Comment
The fourth edition of Mobile Monday Delhi is being held on the 18th of August. The focus for this event is on startups who want to demonstrate their mobile products/services. The event is sponsored by Nokia & MDI and the event is being held at the MDI premises at Gurgaon. Mobile Monday events at Delhi are usually well attended and allow for interactions with mobile enthusiasts, developers, entrepreneurs, investors etc. So if you have an interest in this space and happen to be in Delhi on that day, don’t miss this. Go add your name to the wiki now!
August 5, 2007 No Comments
I was recently invited to participate in an online discussion about emerging trends in India in the fields of social media, user generated content & social networking. The discussion was initiated (& moderated) by Rajesh Lalwani, who is a Delhi based marketing communications professional and who writes Blogworks.in, a social media strategy blog.
The participants in the discussion included Alok Mittal (who heads the Indian arm of Canaan Partners, an early stage venture capital firm), Prerna Gupta (who is the CEO of the social networking website, Yaari.com) besides Rajesh and my own insignificant self. You can read the transcripts of the discussion on blogworks.in. The discussion is also slated for getting published in the Impact magazine.
Something worth noting is the different backgrounds that the participants came from. Prerna runs a pure social networking site, my own experience is from a content oriented community site while Alok in his role as a VC, is the person who writes the cheque to fund tech startups. You can easily make out how each person’s background influences his/her views on the issues discussed.
May 21, 2007 2 Comments
DelhiBarCamp2 happened last Saturday (9th Dec) and it was another testimony to the resounding success of the very concept of BarCamps. Truly, with so many of these unconferences happening with such an astonishing frequency across various cities in India, you can begin to sense the nucleation of a tech ecosystem with BarCamps at the core. Apart from the US from where it originated, the second largest number of BarCamps have happened in India.
Here are some tid-bits about the event –
- The event was attended by about 65-70 people, which is the same number as last BarCamp at Delhi. Overall there were some 15 sessions.
- The heartening thing to note was that there were lots of first time participants; also the representation from the developer community was much larger this time around.
- The venue was Impetus Infotech, which is a medium scale Indian software company; that’s an encouraging sign as well- the fact that such organizations are seeing a value in associating with unconferences. A sincere thanks to them for sponsoring the event.
- We had a presentation from a fairly senior level TCS person, so that’s great as well- the fact that the big Indian software services companies are beginning to turn up as well.
- Something that disappointed me was the pool of presenters; it did not expand as compared to the last edition. The sessions included multiple presentations from the same company (including my own), which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it would have been better if there was greater diversity amongst the presenters.
The quality of the presentations and the ensuing discussions was great- no complains on that front.
Here are some snaps from the event shared via SlideShare.
Here are all the BarCampDelhi2 presentations that have been uploaded to slideshare-
December 11, 2006 6 Comments