Here 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”.
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.
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.