So I was just finished with the Opera Community Meetup in Delhi, when Barcamp Delhi appeared and I attended that as well. This time the camp was organized at IIT-Delhi. I decided to sit this one out and take it easy and not present this time. Rather just soak in the atmosphere and ideas, and interact with everyone.
@Netra was there and so was Prashant AKA @pacificleo. Also there were @nixxin, @shweta, @simplyarun, Monica of Paypal, Amit Ranjan of Slideshare and Amit Agarwal of Labnol.org. I even got know that a Barcamp in punjab was going to be organized soon! Good luck!
Some interesting talks included a talk on how the media manipulates the masses by Prashant, a discussion on the current financial situation, a talk on logo design by @netbramha and a talk by @twilightfairy on creative commons licenses and her ordeal with a major news company which used her photo without any credit given to her.
Anyways, the first day ended with interesting talks, but what really made my day was the afterparty. We went somewhere in GK-2 (Damn, my memory!) and had a great time over food and drinks. The next day I had to leave early, and the only session of interest was suprisingly on the topic of how difficult it is for people in india working in startups to get hitched. It was amusing and somewhat enlightening at the same time
Overall, the geek factor was not high this time, and this is somewhat of a trend that I've noticed along the past few camps. I would like some more technical and geeky stuff to be presented next time, and I'm going to be doing my part in regards to it as well. I also believe that if from now on Barcamp-Delhi is going to organized at IIT-D, then we should really make sure all sessions (at least those which expected high attendence, and ones requiring a projector) are done in the dogra hall instead of the classrooms outside which are not really that good an experience. I also feel that we should inject some new fresh blood in the camps, and invite as many people and have as many first timers as possible.