When the idea of a Barcamp was first mooted by Jon in February this year, we [Gaurav, Amit and moi] quicky lapped it up. But as the initial excitment of doing an “unconference” mellowed down, doubts started creeping in. We were not sure of what was in store for us.
Would there be enough people to join the “unconference”? Would we get enough sessions lined up? What would be the level of those sessions? etc. etc.
Eventually Barcamp Delhi proved to be a bigger success than any of us had imagined. Not only that, it proved to be the harbinger of a barcamp revolution of sorts in India.
And now the stage is set for the second round.
BarcampDelhi-2 will be held on this Saturday, 9th of December at Impetus Infotech, Noida.
For details visit the wiki page here
Thanks to Impetus for allowing us to use their offices, we were having a very tough time finding a suitable venue this time.
I have not yet finalized what I would speak on, but I am leaning towards something related to testing in Ruby on Rails.
Spread the word around and see you there!
p.s: An interesting bit, I came to know about barcamp from Rashmi at the Uzanto Open House. I always thought the name bar-camp came from the legendary foo and bar variables. Rashmi told us that the bar in barcamp is actually “Bay Area Rejects”, essentially those who were not invited to the foocamp.