Announcing Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2019

Campers – happy to announce the next edition of Barcamp, Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2019 will be held at Dayanand Sagar University, Kudlu Gate on February 2nd, 2019!

We would like to extend our thanks to Dr Sanjay Chitnis for facilitating this and making this happen. Please save the date and add this to your calendar!

Volunteer for Barcamp

Barcamp has been a volunteer driven initiative and we welcome anyone who wants helps us plan and volunteer for the event. Planners and volunteers meet every Sunday at 10:30am, Cafe Coffee Day, Jayanagar 4th T block and we would be more than happy to have you join us to help us plan for the next Barcamp.

 

We’re especially looking for volunteers to help us with

  • Sponsorship
  • Design (Posters, Stickers, Social media images, etc)
  • Some new things we can try out at Barcamp

If you’re interested in helping us out, please join in for the planners and volunteers meet as mentioned above

Sponsorship

Barcamp Bangalore has always been a 100% free, volunteer driven event. Sponsors are what make this unconference possible. We rely on sponsorship for making Barcamp happen – from venue to video recording to providing snacks/lunch to goodies like t-shirts. All of these make Barcamp a fun experience of all our attendees. Sponsorship allows attendees to know more about the interesting players in various industries who want to connect to communities and it allows sponsors to promote their brand and get to know the interesting Barcamp community which includes many early adopters and influencers.

We are looking for sponsors for the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. If you/your company is interested in sponsoring Barcamp,  please get in touch with us. You can find more information about sponsorship tiers and details in our Sponsorship Brochure.

Reaching Us

If you’re interested in reaching out for any reason, feel free to contact us. We’re available on Email, Slack, Meetup, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram – reach us anywhere and we’ll get back to you!

It’s Time to Plan For the Monsoon 2018 Edition of Barcamp Bangalore

July’s here and with the monsoons comes the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. Yes, it’s that time when we start planning for next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. This will be the 22nd Barcamp in Bangalore and continuing our naming trend this will be “Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2018”.

The first planners’ meet will be held this Sunday, July 22nd 10:30am and we will be meeting every Sunday thereafter. We welcome anyone who wants to be part of the planning is welcome to join the team.

To give you an idea about what it takes to plan a Barcamp, here’s some things we planners look into:

  • Venue search
  • Sponsorship
  • Goodies
  • Logistics
  • Design (Posters, Stickers, Social media images, etc)
  • Website and Mobile App refresh
  • Some unconventional ideas to keep things afresh

Enough talk, where do I come?

We meet at Cafe Coffee Day, Jayanagar 4th T Block 10:30am onwards.

Interested in helping out virtually? Not a problem, Join our Telegram Group or our Slack team
See you there!

Announcing Tinkerform as Friends of Barcamp Sponsor for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2018

We’re happy to announce Tinkerform as the Friends of Barcamp Sponsor

Tinkerform is an Innovation Consultancy which works closely with startups. We are a team of Tinkerers, Futurists, Problem solvers and Creators who wants to change the world one startup at a time.

Reach out Tinkerform on:

Read our previous blog post for more information on Barcamp and How to Register.

Announcing Intuit as Gold Sponsor for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2018

We’re happy to announce Intuit as the Gold Sponsor for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2018

Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. Its global products and platforms, including TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Turbo, are designed to empower consumers, self-employed, and small businesses to improve their financial lives, finding them more money with the least amount of work, while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. Intuit’s innovative ecosystem of financial management solutions serves partners and 46 million customers worldwide, unleashing the power of many for the prosperity of one.

For the latest news and in-depth information about Intuit and its brands, visit Intuit.com  and follow on Facebook.

Read our previous blog post for more information on Barcamp and How to Register.

Announcing WandX as Friends of Barcamp Sponsor for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2018

We’re happy to announce WandX as the Friends of Barcamp Sponsor

WandX is a decentralized exchange built on Ethereum. It enables users to trade in Ethereum based Tokens peer to peer through the Ethereum blockchain. We completed India’s first ICO on December 5th, raising over $1.5million USD. Our main application releases on Jan 26th enabling decentralized trading of Ethereum tokens.

You can reach WandX on:

Accepting Registrations and Sessions for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2018

We’re happy to announce that Barcamp Bangalore is now open for participant registrations, RSVPs and session proposal submissions. This edition of Barcamp Bangalore will be held on February 10, 2018 at Dayanand Sagar University, Kudlu Gate.

Do I have to pay anything?

There is no fee for anything at all. Simply register for the event and come on in! Even better – bring a friend along. The more, the merrier!

How do I register for the event?

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Announcing Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2018

We’ve been silent the past few months and quite a few have been asking us.. “when is the next Barcamp?!”. Wonder no more! Happy to announce the next edition of Barcamp, Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2018 will be held at Dayanand Sagar University, Kudlu Gate on February 10th, 2018!

We would like to extend our thanks to Dr Sanjay Chitnis for facilitating this and making this happen.

Other Announcements

New Domain

Sometime during last year, due to some unfortunate circumstances, we lost control of our original domain, Barcamp Bangalore <dot> org and is controlled by a spammer. Attempts to buy back from the spammer were in vain and we decided to move to our new domain – BarcampBangalore.com. Over the past few weeks, we’ve managed to regain the position we lost in search engines for “Barcamp Bangalore”. We would request you to update your bookmarks/links to the new domain and help us spread the word about the change in domain by sharing this in your social platforms/blogs/emails.

Moving away from Yahoo Mailing List

We’ve been using Yahoo Groups as a mailing list since time immemorial, but today’s communities have moved on to more modern solutions like Meetup. Hearing the feedback from our community we have decided to move on to Meetup platform and deprecate the Yahoo Group. We will be closing the Yahoo group and going forward, all news/updates will be posted on the Meetup Group.

However, because of the different nature of the platforms and considering the privacy and choice of our users we will not be migrating any users to Meetup. We urge you to join the  Barcamp Bangalore Meetup Group to receive future Barcamp Bangalore Updates. Similar to the Yahoo Group we promise to keep the Meetup group spam free.

Planning Meets

We’ve always been open for people to help us with the planning and this tradition continues. Planners meet every Sunday at 11am, Cafe Coffee Day, Jayanagar 4th T block and we would be more than happy to have you join us to help us plan for the next Barcamp.

 

To give you an idea about what it takes to plan a Barcamp, here’s some things we planners look into:

  • Sponsorship
  • Goodies
  • Logistics
  • Design (Posters, Stickers, Social media images, etc)
  • Website and Mobile App refresh
  • Some unconventional ideas to keep things afresh

Sponsorship

Barcamp Bangalore has always been a 100% free, volunteer driven event.Sponsors are what make this unconference possible. We rely on sponsorship for making Barcamp happen – from venue to video recording to providing snacks/lunch to goodies like t-shirts. All of these make Barcamp a fun experience of all our attendees. Sponsorship allows attendees to know more about the interesting players in various industries who want to connect to communities and it allows sponsors to promote their brand and get to know the interesting Barcamp community which includes many early adopters and influencers.

We are looking for sponsors for the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. If you/your company is interested in sponsoring Barcamp,  please get in touch with us. You can find more information about sponsorship tiers and details in our Sponsorship Brochure.

Reaching Us

If you’re interested in reaching out for any reason, feel free to contact us. We’re available on Email, Slack, Meetup, Twitter, Facebook – reach us anywhere and we’ll get back to you!

It’s Time to Plan For the Monsoon 2016 Edition of Barcamp Bangalore

July’s here and with the monsoons comes the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. Yes, it’s that time when we start planning for next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. This year marks 10 years of Barcamp in Bangalore. Yes, folks – we’ve been at this for 10 years. The planners may have come and gone, but the spirit of unconference – the spirit that campers love, remains unmoved. This will be the 20th Barcamp in Bangalore and continuing our naming trend this will be “Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2016”.

The first planners’ meet will be held this Saturday, July 23rd. We welcome anyone who wants to be part of the planning is welcome to join the team.

To give you an idea about what it takes to plan a Barcamp, here’s some things we planners look into:

  • Venue search
  • Sponsorship
  • Goodies
  • Logistics
  • Design (Posters, Stickers, Social media images, etc)
  • Website and Mobile App refresh
  • Some unconventional ideas to keep things afresh

Enough talk, where do I come?

We meet at Home Cafe by Mr.Beans, Koramangala 11am onwards.

See you there!

Campers’ thoughts and memories about a decade of Barcamp Bangalore

With the Spring 2016 edition of Barcamp Bangalore, us Barcamp Planners have been succesfully organizing Barcamps for a decade now. The planning team has changed, some of the original campers still do visit us, some have moved to make something new.

We reached out to few campers to collect their thoughts about Barcamp and what Barcamp meant to them and how it has influenced, helped or otherwise changed them. Here’s what they had to say, in no specific order.

Thejesh GN

I remember very clearly attending the very first barcamp. I even have some pics from that (https://thejeshgn.com/2006/04/22/early-pics-from-barcamp-bangalore/) taken using my rudimentary camera.
I remember it being first of its kind. I met many on that day, that even today I remember and talk to when I go the barcamp now. I remember people being kind, happy and encouraging. I think its still the spirit at Barcamp Bangalore today.

Yusuf Motiwala

10 years, wow, time flies.

It was my first such event and special memories associated with it. Coming from a pure telco world, some of those web technology was new to me, learnt a new words like ‘podcast’ and wordpress there only 🙂
Plenty of interesting sessions that day, the first session I attended was Pinko Marketing by Tara Hunt. Another session which was well presented was Taazza by Arun Ram.  News integration was quite popular idea then, a few more sessions on similar line, samachar, newsvine, newshound, meme tracking
Flickr, Digg and Google maps, wikipedia were hot and there were a few sessions on integrating them. There was also a session on not so common zenrin maps, amazing isn’t?  Another happening area was Amazon Mechanical Trunk, in fact a few sessions on mechanical turk. Someone from Amazon (possibly Amar Zumkhawala) presented on Amazon services.  And there were more diverse sessions like spikesource, diango, sharpcast, 1 click blogging, A9 searching, junk prototypes, microformats, flex and even voicexml.
While everyone were talking about web and web, something different was a session by Rajiv Poddar on his micro OS for small mobiles. Very cool it was.
Not sure I gave you any quotable things but indeed it was my introduction to web technology world, has potentially influenced my start-up journey which was about to begin.
And no, I didn’t remember everything. Some of them comes from my notes – attached are pictures of my BCB 2005 souvenirs 🙂
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Having run Barcamp in the early days with the fellow volunteers the experience was humbling & inspiring. Barcamp gave birth to so many more specific collectives: both Headstart & Designday owe their seeds at Barcamp. The people I have met over years at BCB have become my close friends or partner in crime at other communities/activities. It has no doubt transformed the landscape of Bangalore and its culture. Looking forward to the next 10!
Barcamp holds a very special place in my heart for several reasons. The top-most of which is the fact that the beta launch of Eventosaur was announced at Barcamp. It’s been a very special journey and continues to be magical – the people, the sessions, the familiarity coupled with the unpredictable nature of Barcamp. It is surreal. I think and hope I’ll continue to attend, contribute and learn at Barcamp for decades to come.
Nikhil
Coming out of college at a time when such meetups were far and few, I always wondered how the whole Barcamp concept works. I would always hear about it from my close buddy Thejesh, but for one or the other reason never attended it till 2011. The first experience was more than what I had expected – made new friends and found common interests.
My most memorable experience was the presentation of my wearable computer at Techlashduring Barcamp Monsoon 2013. Except for making presentations in corporate meeting rooms to a handful of people, I never had any experience presenting to a crowd. The device being a very early prototype, I didn’t expect people to show much interest. The response took me by surprise. That one 20 min talk (which was expected to run only for 5 mins) opened up floodgates of networking. Now everyone from curious attendees to companies interested in funding startups were interested to talk to me. People were not just talking but were offering ideas and suggestions on what this device can be put to use. I’ve never seen this kind of sharing in corporate environments! Sadly I was not able to cash in on all this interest, mainly due to personal reasons.
'Cyborg' Vinay
Long time (and ongoing) planner Saurabh wrote about his journey of being a planner 
I have been part of Barcamp Bangalore ever since and it has taught me a lot of things. More importantly it has kept my passion of technology alive regardless of what technology I have been working on in my day job. I could say a lot more about things I have learnt at Barcamp Bangalore but that for the next post.
Sometimes we feel intimidated because the folks, who have been around for sometime,  are much more experienced or skilled. But it is important that you do whatever little that you can. It works in two ways — establishes the fact that you can do things, and secondly, helps other folks do more because you have taken some of their responsibilities. This was very critical when I had joined the team and had no credibility whatsoever.
Have some thoughts to add? Drop a comment and let us know.

Tinkerform to be Friends of Barcamp Sponsor for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2016

We’re happy to announce that Tinkerform will be the second Friends of Barcamp sponsor for the upcoming Spring 2016 edition.

Tinkerform

Tinkerform is an Innovation Consultancy which works closely with startups. We are a team of Tinkerers, Futurists, Problem solvers and Creators who wants to change the world one startup at a time.

Reach out Tinkerform on:

Friends of Barcamp is a tier is open for early and mid-stage startups or small businesses. We have more sponsorship slots and tiers available, please refer to our sponsorship prospectus for more details.