The Barcamp event at Hyderabad was uneventful, rather should I say very eventful. The sessions focused on technology, product demos, blogging, startup and entrepreneurship. The sessions started happening in single track with topics related to technology. I was second in the list and talked on “Building Low Cost Scalable Web Applications - Tools & Techniques”. Even though my session was cut off, there was lot of people who came to me afterwards, wanting to know more about it and wanted to get in touch with me for their project needs. I was also requested that I present the session again as there were questions, but I couldn’t make it as the other sessions took time until evening. One of my major expectations of Barcamp was to network with people and that did happen and I am quite happy about it. One of the most interesting sessions and the one I liked most was of Saifi Khan’s talk on “Open Source Development Model”. It was a very good presentation and Saifi was able to hold the attention of the audience throughout his session with his wit and analogy of explaining things even though he took about an hour and half to finish his topic.
The lunch break at Barcamp degraded the whole flow, as the meal at Google was sumptuous with so many varieties that the venue became like a food show people trying out everything. To top it off the distribution of the ‘goodies’ (the freebies for the participants) happened after lunch and it became more chaotic. After this there were very few who still retained the energy to listen to more sessions. Nevertheless, since Barcamp is organized by, run by, presented by and attended by users it was an event that brought people together from various sectors and helped in networking.
For those of you who want to look at my presentation here is the link to SlideShare. For those of you who want to see everything in one picture here is my mind on the topic. Couple of photos here at Flickr. Thanks Harish for capturing the moments.
If any of you would like to discuss about the topic or have any questions, feel free to drop me a mail via rramesh at techmasala dot com.