Wednesday, April 2, 2008

BarCampMumbai 3

BarCampMumbai - 3 came to an end...
Don't want to say much, just that yes it was good fun.

Except for the morning Chaos and people (read: PiScEaNaTeD) being allotted 2 different sessions in 2 different rooms at the same time, everything else was fine !

Purfektly dis-organised !!

Being a planner, you are anyways not supposed to attend sessions, but a few of them kept insisting on attending sessions while the event was goin for a toss. Being a planner, i had expectations. I don't know if other Planners expected something from it too.

Nonetheless, the first timers enjoyed it a lot and have sent in very good reviews of the event on their blogs. A Google search for barcamp mumbai 3 / bcm 3 should help you with quite a lot of stuff on this event.

Positives...
BlogCamp rocked.. just that I couldn't sit through any of the sessions.
FireTalk was happening too...

Your's trully presented the iAccelerator program, the newest thing at the CIIE as part of the startup track.

Got good reviews for the project and quite enthu crowd.

Missed out on the Linkbun.ch and Startup Saturday launch. Fooled around with the flying saucer for some time and posed for the camera-man from Mint, who was obsessed with the stickers on my hand.

Was good fun being in Mumbai.... three weeks after farewell, too humid, so skipped lunch.

Saturday night was fun too... nice dinner followed by lots of talks.. and some banter with a friend over BCM3. Slept and woke up every two hours :P

I'm now looking forward to BCB - 6 !! and I'm looking forward to enjoy the rains in South India...

Hope to see the gang there too.. and meet a few more interesting people.

Cheers till the next post..

aDeSe

8 comments:

Wanderer said...

Planners are of course supposed to attend sessions. The idea is that once the camp is underway its self run and self regulated. We didn't start well and that did cause some problems. My apologies to everyone.

You didn't miss the launch of Startup Saturday. It was right before iAccelerator.

~PiScEaNaTeD~ said...

@wanderer: I was busy setting up for my presentation so didn't quite follow the talk on start up saturday.

Vijay Anand said...

Hey,

It was a pleasure to meet, greet and say Hello :)

Vijay
Proto.in

~PiScEaNaTeD~ said...

@Vijay: Welcome on my blog. Pleased to meet you too. Looking forward to see you at BCB - 6. and Proto ofcourse.

Vijay Anand said...

Heh, thanks. I am just reading some of the blog posts and wondering why it sounds like Pan's labyrinth ;)

~PiScEaNaTeD~ said...

@vijay: yeah, mostly the first timers are over-whelmed seeing so many people at a conference. so the mixed feedback. They don't know what to talk about.

Oka the irrepressible said...

Don't be silly. There are no rains in South India now. :P

~PiScEaNaTeD~ said...

@oka :P oka oka oka i blv u :D