BarCamp Pune Redux

| December 24th, 2006

Last week we hosted the second BarCamp Pune. We received an overwhelming response wherein geeks flew down from all over India to participate. In fact, this time BarCamp Pune succeeded in obliterating international boundaries. Rahul Thathoo, a CS student from Stanford, presented his session from thousands of miles away. His session dealt with a bottom up approach to online advertising via discussion forums.

Watch his presentations on YouTube: Video1 Video2

Busy organizing, I managed to slip into a few of the sessions :). I finally learnt how to build an eclipse plugin (had thought of doing that months back). There were some great presentations by folks from ThoughtWorks. They shared about their methodologies to agile project management. Their idea of organizing requirements in the form of storyboards really fascinated me. In fact, I now have my own storyboard at work. This certainly is a great way to keep the team updated with what you are working on and how you intend to accomplish it.

My Storyboard
My Storyboard

Angrez Singh, developer of FireWatir, showcased his latest work.

This time around we decided to do things a lil’ differently, hence we organized a dinner party after the event was done with. It was here that the we conceived the idea of organizing the ‘HackCamp‘ in the coming months. This event would cater to all the hackers, crackers and coders out there. No presentations. No sessions. Just pure code/mods/hacks. I’ll post more about this as soon as we get things going.

Don’t forget to check out the videos and pics from the event.