A day out to BarCamp#8 at Hyderabad, India [Meetups]

We’ve tried to ‘live blog’ this from the ISB campus, sadly the wifi connection wasn’t cooperating and was not open for public usage.

So here’s the summary of events.

I reached the venue 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time, so that I would have time to setup the word press blog on the phone. Suffered two shocks, first of it being that there were 3 people including me and my friend and 3-4 people from the organizer’s committee. The later was that the public wifi access here at ISB, wasn’t helpful. I made up my mind, that there’s not going to be a live blog on the event.
(Things were quite opposite the last time, Google apparently had all things super ready).

Time passed on, and people started to arrive. By the time the show started (15 minutes late) there were around 50 people and they kept pouring in, even after the event got started.
A total of around 150 people turned up, which is nowhere near the 300 people who registered to show up.

This BarCamp’s agenda stuck onto ‘Entrepreneurship’ only.
There were speakers who

  • Shared their journey to a startup.
  • VC’s who explained what they’d want to look from a ‘Startup’, before funding.
  • Students who explained their ideas.

To summarize, there were less geeky and more ‘startup’ related talk this time.
I definitely had less fun at the event in comparison to BarCamp5, not to mention came back empty handed (No goodies this time).

But still a good attempt by ISB to host it, thanks for the snacks and tea and you have a great campus.
And we’d appreciate it if there’s a little filtering on the topics to be presented and the content.
(No offense any one)

Unfortunately, we are unable to cover the Delhi BarCamp. If you readers happen to be there, let us know in the comments on how it went.

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2 Responses to this post

  1. Ravi says:

    Yeah Swaroop, it was sure a good experience to attend the BarCamp (this was my first time) and know the realities of the entrepreneurial journey…it opened my mind on what to expect when you go out there! For a barcamp first timer like me, I felt the stuff was all "useful" as the focus was more on entrepreneurship as you mentioned.

    Sure dude, would have loved to take away some goodies! (who doesn't?? ;)) And yes, the campus was just amazing!

  2. Sunanda says:


    The website is aewsome. Maintain the spirit!

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