BarCamp goes to India – BarCampDelhi is on March 4th

barcampdelhiHere is the description from their website:

BarCampDelhi is BarCamp’s first foray into Asia and we are proud to be the torch-bearers.

BarCamp is a new kind of technology ‘unconference’- organized by attendees, for attendees. It’s an open, welcoming, once-a-year event for geeks to hang out with wifi and smash their brains together. It’s about love and geekery and having a focal point for great ideas.

The theme of BarCampDelhi will be “Next Generation Internet: Web 2.0, mobile computing, and other cool stuff”.

Go to the BarCampDelhi website or to Amit’s website to learn more.

I am personally very excited that there will be a Delhi BarCamp. Let me count the reasons…

Delhi is the city I am most connected to in India – Its the city I have been attached to since childhood. I love the city, love the history, the vitality.

So far, tech in India has mostly been a South and West thing. In the South we have Bangalore, Madras, Hyderabad. And Mumbai and Pune in the West. Delhi has many BPO’s. But far fewer of high tech companies.

We (Uzanto) made a leap of faith when we decided to setup in Delhi. Apart from pragmatic reasons such as the fact that I know Delhi best, we figured that Delhi has good tech people. Its just that they need to go to the South to find good jobs. If you do interesting work (especially when you are building cool products), and are a good place to work – you will be able to find good people. So far, that has been true. We have been able to find good people in Delhi and look forward to growing there. And its been great to see other startups like Tekriti .

Hopefully this will help the Delhi tech community start coming together. Because I do come across a lot of Delhi-based bloggers, tech enthusiasts, companies on the web.

I am proud that my Uzanto colleagues, Amit based in Delhi, and Jon currently in Delhi are involved with putting BarCamp Delhi together.

Finally, I am thrilled that Delhi is the first city in India to have BarCamp! Take that and chew on it – Bangalore and Hyderabad :-> (I am told that BarCampDelhi is the first city in Asia to have BarCamp!)

(Someone get me a BarCampDelhi t shirt – in a size that works for women!)

By the way, Uzanto India is hiring if you are looking for a tech job in Delhi. Email me if you are interested.

4 thoughts on “BarCamp goes to India – BarCampDelhi is on March 4th

  1. I am excited that this is happening, finally, in India. The broad scope of topics makes it worth a visit. I was hoping to catch you there too, but that will have to be another time, another place :)

    i’ve heard about you from friends and colleagues, and hope to meet and discuss a variety of topics with you. :)

  2. Hi,

    We invite you to be a part of the first ever BarCamp Indore being hosted by IIM Indore. A BarCamp is an ad-hoc ‘un-conference’ born from the desire of people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.

    With a focus on Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technologies this event promises to be an exciting confluence of ideas and passions. To learn more about BarCamp Indore you can follow us on Twitter, visit our Wiki or catch us on Facebook.

    For registration, please visit http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pvkTg6c-NoNgJONL8fgfxOA&hl=en#

    You can also drop us a mail or call us for any clarifications and queries.

    Ways in which you can be a part of BarCamp Indore are:

    Sponsoring all or part of the event (T-shirt and banner sponsorships)
    Demoing your technology to fellow BarCampers
    Simply attending the event and blogging, flickring, or tweeting about it

    BarCamp Indore
    Date: 22nd March, 2009

    Time: 11 A.M.
    Venue : IIM Indore (getting there)

    Contact Details
    Kumar Gaurav Gupta | 9907-664-688 | p08gauravg@iimidr.ac.in
    Aditya Jaiswal | 9907-664-788 | p08adityaj@iimidr.ac.in

    A Joint Initiative by E-cell and Infiniti at IIM Indore

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