Geek Speak

| June 18th, 2006

If you eat, drink and speak geek you should have been here at Barcamp Pune on the 17th.

I didn’t have a chance to blog live at Barcamp Pune as I was busy organizing it and also trying to hack a firefox extension along with Shodhan. It proved to be quite an experience where I met some innovative individuals. We got a wonderful response for the extension (Recoja) we presented and also some useful feedback on how we could improvise it.

I particularly enjoyed two sessions:

  1. Ontology Based Search by Mukul: He explained how concepts could be extracted from documents hence aiding search engines in serving up relevant results.
  2. Naive Bayesian Text Classification by Atul: A wonderful session on the probablistic text classification. Unfortunately he could not go into much mathematical details due to lack of time.

If you couldn’t make it this time be sure to register yourself for the next one.

  • http://mindwarrior.wordpress.com kopos/poorna

    my thoughts on recoja are at my blog.
    http://mindwarrior.wordpress.com/2006/06/19/recoja/

    all the best guys. im quite already taken up by your idea. please go ahead and make us all happy! :) are you by any change coming for barcamp hyderabad 2?

  • Anand Kishore

    Thanks for those encouraging words. We would love to attend Barcamp Hyderabad and till then we will have something more substantial to show.

  • http://mindwarrior.wordpress.com kopos/poorna

    have to say i was a bit like, ‘shit! missed another chance. lazy bume me!’ but looking at the idea and the direction you’ve taken, must say wow.

    thanks folks. definitely looking forward to you guys coming onboard.
    cheers!