Announcing BarcampHyderabad5 on 16th @ Google

Its that time of the year again that we folks here call the BarcampHyderabad. And Google has graciously accepted to give us some good space, free food and some goodies to let this get going. Hopefully, we will be able to sneak out some photos of the spanking new Google campus near Kondapur.

The lead team planning out and spreading the message is quite a few this time and hopefully that reflects in the turnouts & participants too.

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What about:
Technologies, demos and startups- betting on Web2.0, Social web, Semantics Web and beyond!
Thats prolly the longest ever Barcamp topic ever! Anyways so if you are a startup guy, a been there done that guy, a research dude or a company eager to show their baby – make it a point to drop in for the party. Hopefully, yours truly too can make some presentation thats worth something.

How to participate?
Go here for joining into the party & participate. How about making a presentation on that spankingly awesome thing you were working on? Think we can get to know something about it? How about giving us a sneakpeak. We are aware of atleast of one startup planning to demo there. Why not you?

For more details and to signup for the camp, go here.

Oh and btw Spread the word!

Hyderabad has a tech community (?)

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.