Reaching out to the right folks and nurturing a community of tech crowd has been a stumbling block for the barcamps’ campaigning. We did try a couple of initiatives – to create a blogroll, to create a hydtechblog, metroblogging for hyderabad – but nothing panned out as expected. Nada. Zilch. Nothing.
And there was the apparent conclusion that our tech community was not exactly thriving – a conclusion that ran counter to our intuition and common knowledge that there are lot of product tech companies in Hyderabad as well as some really good geek gods here.
Intuitioneva Jayate (Intuition alone triumphs). Introducing to you ladies and gentlemen (drum rolls please) Twincling – a very vibrant open source community from mana Hyderabad. Get to their page to know more about.
And if you readers, are aware of any such communities, do give us a tip about them.
I deeply respect Vijay Anand for taking the superb initiative of starting and building Proto.in. In fact it is the push that is helping us see other other initiatives coming up viz HeadStart.in and hopefully many more. But guys can you manage your times to see that the startup crowd has access to either Proto.in and HeadStart.in for 3 months; so we as attendees dont have to choose between two platforms?
The point of this post though was this post. Sloka has been in the business for already two years since. Drishti is a four year old company at the least! And Pramati??? To highlight the above three companies as being provided a launchpad at Proto.in… now, thats suspension of disbelief. There are moments when you get carried away, when your baby grows more than your expectations, and I sincerely hope for me and other startups that need more such initiatives, that this one was that moment. It would have been great if you could have highlighted other companies that got funded because of Proto.in.
Proto.in is a trailblazer no doubt but lets not kid ourselves, there is still a very very very long way to go. Or as Robert Frost says “The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have miles to go before I can sleep sleep sleep…“