DCamp (a barcamp-like event for DEE signers and DEE velopers) starts tonight in Palo Alto (at the socialtext offices, home of the original barcamp). Lots of awesome smart people are going to be presenting and sharing their ideas, including (but not limited to!) Sarah Allen from Laszlo, Rick Boardman from google, LukeW and Bill Scott from Yahoo!, Nate Bolt from Bolt/Peters, Micah Alpern from ebay, and Luke Hohmann from Ethniosys.
Sounds like my kind of party.
I’ll be spending the weekend at the Silicon Valley Ruby Conference being organized by SDForum. I got interested in Ruby because the AJAX libraries uzanto uses (prototype and scriptaculous) come from the ruby on rails world, and are awesome).
But in the last few weeks I’ve been hacking with Ruby on Rails itself for a new project I’m working on. The experience has left me very impressed with Ruby (an elegent little object oriented language) and especially with Ruby on Rails (a wicked cool web app framework). Anyway, this conference should be good, and it’s local and reasonably priced. So if you’re in the bay area and looking to get your Ruby on, see ya Saturday!
Bill Scott (AJAX evangelist for Yahoo!) will be giving a talk at the Silicon Valley WebGuild tonight (April 12). The talk is hosted at the GooglePlex in Mountain View.
It’s not free (5$-20$, depending on whether you register online, and whether you’re a member of the web guild), but it’s bound to be good stuff.
Uzanto is contributing 200$ to help pay for BarCampDelhi. We still need a few more sponsors to help us pay for things like t-shirts … a couple more sponsorships in the 8000 Rupees (200$) range would help out a lot right now. This is a good way to support the Delhi technology scene, and get some visibility within it.
Contact me or Gaurav directly if you’re interested in sponsoring.
Delhi bar camp preparations are in full swing, with 41 registrations so far! Here’s some snapshots of the facilities Adobe is generously letting us use for the event. We’ll also have the use of their cafeteria, and possibly their ping-pong room as well. ;->
Some of the proposed sessions look really interesting. This is gonna be awesome!
* Ruby on Rails (Manik Juneja)
* Simple Sharing Extensions (Manik Juneja)
* Making AJAX applications faster (Jonathan Boutelle)
* Re-Inventing the wheel of Personal Information Management with a new TWIST ( (Mir Nazim,Dipankar sarkar)
* Designing Intuitive User Interfaces for web applications (Amit Ranjan)
* LinkNSurf – Social network on mobiles(Sunil Goyal)
* Bootstrapping a software startup in 7 difficult steps (Gaurav Bhatnagar)
* Can we trust next generation web applications ?(Kapil Bhatia )
It’s on! Delhi BarCamp is scheduled for March 4th. It’s going to be awesome. I’ve been working with Gaurav from Tekriti, Amit from Uzanto, and Manik to help bring this event about. Adobe has agreed to host in their facilities in Noida. Delhi has beat out Bangalore in having the first barcamp in Asia!
Sources in Mountain View tell me that google WIFI is scheduled for a beta roll-out in Mountain View sometime in March. The service should be fully operational by April, even though the date mentioned in planning documents is sometime in June.
I certainly can’t wait to get my free wifi. Thank you google!