Many thanks to Adobe for hosting barcamp delhi

Adobe India was amazingly generous in hosting BarCamp Delhi. They not only provided food, wifi, and two fully loaded conference rooms (with projectors, lcd screens, wireless mics, etc). They also turned off their security system, letting 100 people roam around their offices unescorted and without identification. This made it possible for us to use all their conference rooms, so that everybody who wanted to present would have an opportunity. Special thanks to Ajay Pande for making it all happen, Neeraj Chawla for setting up the facilities, and Dheeraj Muku for making sure we had the IT infrastructure we needed.
Thanks guys! You rock.

5 thoughts on “Many thanks to Adobe for hosting barcamp delhi

  1. Divya March 6, 2006 / 9:14 pm

    Hi Jon!
    Congrats to you for bringing ‘BarCamp’ to India and making it a big success.
    I am sure with doubts about the word ‘bar’ in the barcamp removed, the tech geeks will go full throttle in organizing more ‘BarCamps’ in India.
    All the best
    Divya

  2. Chris Heuer March 8, 2006 / 4:13 pm

    Congratulations! Really great to watch the rise of the amateur event go around the world…

  3. Jon March 8, 2006 / 8:39 pm

    It sureis!
    The number of barcamps per month is exploding geometrically now. I’m curious to see how much of this is a fad and how much is a real structural change to how professionals network.
    This is not a really revolutionary thing. From the beginning, .there have been organizations like the Lions Club or the Grangers, where businessmen, farners, etc would meet to share ideas. The sea change is that organizing and publicizing such an event is made much easier with the internet.

  4. Nick Gray March 12, 2006 / 1:50 pm

    It sounds like having BarCampDelhi hosted at Adobe’s campus was really a home run. Kudos from Atlanta to everyone who made that possible.
    Most of our time as organizers of BarCampNYC was spent doing security checks, fixing WiFi, etc. I would note, however, that spending the night with everyone and then picking up the conference day-after — it sounds grubby and gross, but it really helped to bond some friendships. Tough to do but lots of fun. Maybe Chennai can pull off the sleepover?
    Again, cheers for what looks like a really great event!! Wish I could have been in country to attend.

  5. Jon March 12, 2006 / 6:37 pm

    Yes, Adobe was the perfect place.
    A one-day event was a nice way to start. But I agree that two days, with a little camping in between, woudl have been even better. Amit Ranjan will be going to either Chennai or Hydrabad (they are both on the same day!) and will report back on his blog, I’m sure. ;->

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