Friday, February 21, 2014

Barcamp 2014

So Barcamp is happening again.. and this is the first one of 2014!!

So what is Barcamp?

It is a platform for people to connect with each other, speak about what they like, present their ideas openly. It's much like a conference except that there is no pre-planned agenda and hence it is called an 'unconference'. You can walk away freely from any session and walk into any ongoing session. The event is usually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 10 a.m. onwards, one can book a time slot for their session on the white board put up there.  Other than in classrooms, people are free to take sessions in corridors and even on the staircase!!

Hear what happens at Barcamp Mumbai:

Barcamp, for me, is a huge gathering of really smart people exchanging really smart ideas! I long for Barcamp to happen so I can meet people and hear them talk about awesome things. There is always so much to learn at Barcamp and you take away from it what you want to take - yes I literally mean that - people take away Facebook DPs & fix up dates all the time :D Jokes apart, over the years, Barcamp has acquired such a dimension that other than sharing ideas & connecting with people, people have also co-founded companies, started work at awesome places and helped each other professionally. And yes, we've even had awesome homemade cupcakes & chocolates! :)

Some pictures from the previous Barcamp:

This time, Barcamp is happening on the 23rd of February (Sunday) at NMIMS Mukesh Patel School of Technology, Management & Engineering, Vile Parle.

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You may even register on the website if you want to:, be there!

Or in Rashi's words, "Be there or be square (or round or whatever shape, I don't discriminate)"!!

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