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BarCamp – Chennai

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BarCamp is an unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. The BarCampChennai focusses on Web 2.0, Social Media and Next Generation Internet.”

Now this is a event which I was long awaiting to go for. I thought that these kinds of conferences related to web 2.0, AJAX and other internet technologies used to take place only in countries like US, UK… but to my shock I’m hearing for the first time that such a event is taking place in India and that too in Chennai.

The event focuses mainly on web technologies, where every person attending the event is a participant. unlike other conferences where there are lot of spectators, this even is an unconference where each and everyone actively participates in something or the other. I was very desperate to present some of my experiences with web 2.0 applications & AJAX as soon I came to know about this event. Unfortunately the sign-up for presentations was over by the time I came to know about this event.

The BarCamp is a 2 day event which took place today and yesterday in Anna University. Apart from participating in presentations one can also participate in live blogging and live photo & video-casting of the event. Free wifi was provided so that you can live update your blogs.

This BarCamp takes place all over the world and you can also organize your own BarCamp in you locality. More details here.

I’m quite sad that I was not able to attend such an event which I was longing for, but I’m happy that I came to know about this wonderful event.

One more important thing that I came to know is that how good Indians are at making internet applications. I always had a false belief that in India the internet applications field growth is very slow and that there are very few out there who are interested in such web applications, but this BarCamp has proved that my beliefs are so wrong. Infact I can say that Indian webdevs are really awesome. Want to know why ? Check out these blogs which has the BarCamp events covered…

http://bothack.wordpress.com/

http://www.kiruba.com/

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Written by lokesh

April 9, 2006 at 5:29 pm

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